Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I GROW UP

I've been wanting to take upholstery classes for the longest time(so I can rescue all the vintage chairs I find on CL and thrift shops)
My sister sent me this link from Houzz.
Spaces by Philadelphia Furniture And Accessories Wild Chairy

Andrea Mihalik's story is pretty inspiring. She started off with an upholstery book given to her by her husband for Christmas, signed up for classes after then interned for free for four months at BDDW.  She is now the owner of Wild Chairy, an upholstery shop in Philadelphia.

She creates one of kind pieces by combining fun fabrics and textiles with old word upholstery techniques and fine earth friendly materials...


11 comments:

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh my dear god, wouldnt that be so cool!?!? id ship things to you! thats a lovely dream, youd be great at it for sure with your eye. thanks for your note this AM :)

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Dreamy for sure. In this one thing, my husband and I agree. He has actually taken the classes and is now teaching me. Hard work but oh so worth it. We are working our way through some chairs now and I can appreciate now why re-upholstery is so expensive. With your great eye and talent for scouting insane deals, you be great doing something like this.

Lekalia Interiors said...

She is an inspiration! And BTW, I love all your creative finds! Thanks for visiting me too this morning! Have a great great day!

Vel Criste said...

I really think you can Charmaine! go for it! These chairs are just amazingly beautiful, I bet you can duplicate that someday an rescue beautiful old chairs with good bones and sell them off to us! :-)

Hannah said...

Amazing! That is a skill I would loooooooove to have (and be good at).

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

me too!!!

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

OK, wow! Those pieces are phenomenal! The last chair is so insane! I loove it! Thanks for the intro! I wouldn;t mind being her when I grow up too!

xx
Holly Foxen Wells
GlamourMash

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

Great story! People like that make me feel so useless :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Do it! I know of her, she is famous for DIY'er upholsterer's. I took classes on and off for 5 years. I'm still not comfortable with huge pieces, but small ones are fun. You will want to own professional grade equipment. It makes all the difference.

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

SO amazing, kudos to her! I say you bite the bullet and sign up for a class!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Can I be your helper when I grow up too?! I would love to do this. I have tried my hand at several chairs but I am not stellar at it. These are gorgeous.

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