Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Happy 2 Year Anniversary & A Giveaway

 

It's my little Studio in Shelton's two year anniversary and I feel like celebrating. Two years ago I decided I needed to get out of my tiny home workshop and be among other humans. In a total stroke of luck (it was meant to be) I found a wonderful couple who are local business owners that had just enough space to rent me in their shop. It allowed me to keep my overhead reasonable and not have to work alone. I rent space and they run the shop while I work in the back. It turned out to be the perfect fit for me. The owners and their staff take such good care of me I know how truly lucky I got. It would not have worked with just anybody. I love our little shop. I love that my customers can not only come in and meet with me on their custom projects but they can also shop the retail space. They often find a treasure or two in my or some other booth in the store. It's been so good. 

Now that I've said all this I will tell you that the building is for sale. Who knows how long it will take to sell but I know this great thing will be coming to an end and that's another reason I feel like celebrating it. I have nothing but good wishes for the Owners & I want all the best for them.

I've been thinking a lot about what I will do when the building sells. Should I go back to my home workshop or rent a bigger space in town. I will keep upholstering somewhere I know that much.  I have so enjoyed having a retail shop I don't think I could go back to working from home. Ive been dreaming of some cool things I could do with more space. I would really love to offer classes or open shop days where people can come in, use my space and tools, learn and have fun. I know I'll figure it out when I need to. 

So to celebrate two years of my little Studio I will be having some giveaways. They will include a custom pillow, a seasonal handmade sign, & a gift certificate. I will also be offering 20% off special order fabric from November 15th to December 15th 2017. 

Entries for the giveaway must be done in person at my Studio in Shelton, one entry per person, from now until December 15th. Also if your closer to the North Tacoma area you can enter on Sunday November 19th (only) at Clementine Home in Tacoma. I'll be hanging out there from 1-4pm talking upholstery and chatting with clients. I'd love for you to come say Hi and shop my friends great store. 

Thank you to all my customers, blog readers and social media friends for your support. Each and every comment, like or sale has meant the world to me. I cant wait to see what the next two years will bring.

- Michelle


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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Peacock Wing Back Chair

Just thought I'd pop in with a few photos of recent pieces I did for the showroom. I kept my custom schedule really light for July and August. We had lots of family in town and I wanted to be able to take as many days off as I wanted. It was so nice but I'm glad to be back to a routine.


I decided to have a little fun with color for this traditional wing back. I used a gorgeous peacock velvet and paired it with a patterned fabric heavy on the texture.


The French Natural nail heads have a bronze tone to them and I love the warmth they add. 


The wood legs had that old school black speckling so I decided to paint them with off white milk paint and distress lightly.


I decided to spread the color around the showroom with a painted faux bamboo console table and a large ottoman.


I typically stick with neutrals but I am really loving having all this color around. Its always fun to create a collection and I really enjoy having the showroom to play with. Its my happy place.  




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