Thursday, June 4, 2009

Work for the starving artist

This is what I'm doing for a good client, she always brings me chairs to re-style. Actually to re-upholster. I should have taken a picture of what it looked like before, but I couldn't wait to get the hideous fabric off, and start new. Any hoo, I do work like this, so I can buy my art supplies.

I used to have a vintage shop, selling re-styled furniture, antique pieces, etc, when this customer came in and wanted to know if I could upholster a chair for her. "Well sure" I said. I had only re-styled, by painting furniture pieces, or making a cabinet out of old doors. Not to turn a customer away I jumped right in. No, I had never attempted upholstery before, but there is always a first time for everything. What did I get myself into? wasn't to bad, the trick was to take the old fabric off slowly so I could see how to put the new fabric back on. I always self teach! Thinking this would be a one time job,sweating bullets hoping the customer would like it... I am now doing a 6th chair for her. And I thank her very much, because every time I run low on art supplies, she calls and say, "Lisa can you do another chair for me?"

I post a picture when I'm finished. Now I'm going to get messy with some paper pulp, and start another Halloween...I know I have a chair to finish, but a character is screaming to be sculpted!


Shes Off Her Rocker said...

Lisa~ this chair is wonderful! I've always wanted to try this, too! Your work is amazing, It is so fun reading your blog, we have lots in common, looks like.
Happy Creating!

Lisa said...

Wow, it means a lot, thanks!