A captain’s chair that I found at a garage sale for just $5! This one was filthy and the seat was trashed, but I could see he would look fantastic once I cleaned him up and put a new leather seat in! He sits in my craft room now, just waiting for creative adventures!captains-chair-before-after-a-chick-a-chair-upholstery-and-furniture

My very first customized piece for a client – the chair that started my business! I love Mid-Century furniture, so when my client showed me this chair and its partner (a shorter version), I got really excited!  When she handed me the fabric to work with, I fell in love!DSC05499.1

I love before and after projects! I actually had three chairs like the “before” picture. Two were going to an office, and I kept the third for myself, so I actually did two “after” looks!

PicMonkey Collage 3

It’s always amazing to me how different a single chair can look with just a fabric change and some freakin’ FANTASTIC nailhead trim!

PicMonkey Collage 2

I called this chair “Goldilocks”, as it was “just right” for my petite client.

Osterman Before & After

My client called this piece “The Haunted Chair”, due to the faces carved into the show wood. Once it was finished, I just called it Beautiful!

Violette Before and After


A DIY-job that needed some help several years later, I had to re-tie the coiled springs and add all new foam.

Prosch Before and After

It didn’t take long for me to realize that my clients have a definite favorite when it comes to color!

Teal Pieces


I absolutely love animals, and love being able to help them in any way I can! For the last two years, I’ve created a piece for our local Animal Humane Society to use in their silent auction. I was so pleased when they “fetched” a great price!


“Evelyn” was a piece I had found early on at a thrift store, and knew was well made. In addition, it had already been reupholstered, and I knew I could learn a lot from the previous upholsterer. It was the first piece I ever sold on Chairish, and was ecstatic to learn it was going to the East coast!