In my dream life I know how to write in beautiful calligraphy, I can sing like Lea Michele and I know how to upholster furniture so it doesn’t scream “DIY”.
In real life my handwriting is completely straight up and down, my shower tolerates my singing and I have a basement full of hoarded furniture that needs to be reupholstered and is collecting dust.
Can’t win em all.
But apparently, Amanda Brown, author of the new book SPRUCE, is convinced that I CAN learn to upholster furniture like a pro.
After running a very successful and chic upholstery / furniture store she has written a book on the techniques she uses.
For a while I was collecting several pieces of garage sale and Craigslist furniture that I thought had really cool lines with dreams of one day upholstering them.
After massacring a few furniture pieces in my attempt to reupholster them I finally took them to a professional to which he charged 4 times what I bought for the chair so I stopped collecting upholstery pieces. Amanda’s book showed me the exact directions as to where I went wrong after skinning a chair and couldn’t put it back together.
Check out her story:
Epitome of cool.
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