April 15, 2011


It's very refreshing to have something different to focus on once in a while. Right now, for me, that's upholstery. Every Thursday night now for a couple of months (give or take a few weeks) I've been going up to see Larry, my teacher. Larry has been doing upholstery for YEARS now. He taught himself at a young age, and just practiced and practiced until he got really good at the craft. I'm just continually amazed every time I enter their house at all of the detail he has put into each and every piece of furniture. I'm pretty sure every couch, chair or wooden piece in their home has been somehow recovered, refinished, or totally made from scratch by him. He does an amazing job, and I'm so excited to be able to learn from him.

The couch above was once covered with a dull pink velvet fabric, and I've finally gotten it down to the bare bones. Of course I said it's nice to have something different to focus on, but I, of course, plan to use it for photography. :) The frame will be a semi-gloss white and I'm still deciding on the fabric color. I was thinking either a darker royal purple, or royal blue... but I'm still unsure. Any thoughts? Who knows, I may completely change my mind when I actually see all the fabric in person. All I do know, is when it's finished, it will be beautiful.

The husband and I are heading up to Tahoe for the next couple of days. A vacation, I do believe, is most definitely in order. Happy Friday!


Alyssa said...

Awesome! I need to go up there some Thursday night and watch you work on it! :D

Alisha Hurt Photography said...

Totally! I was thinking that last night! I mean... not that I was expecting you to just sit and watch obviously. Just to visit!

Tifany said...

Fun! Can't wait to see it finished!

Have fun in Tahoe!

MommaM said...

I am SO glad you love that couch as much as I did! I can't wait to see it done. I think the blue would look amazing in your house! Have a great trip!

Mosaics said...

I don't know what colors you use in your house, but teal would be fabulous.