Friday, 23 September 2011

Diamond button stool

Here's the latest project just finished - a lovely stool with great dimensions - long, low, lots of buttons (54 to be exact) and slender, curvy legs. Its owner picked it up at a garage sale for just $35.  Just goes to show - these wonderful finds are still out there.

Here's Miss Snupeson doing the preliminary inspection:

This is how it looks now after the magic wand treatment.
(legs to be finished by the owner).

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Rapt!'s 1st trade show

Santa Fe and me have just attended our first trade show "Furniture in Focus" - a milestone for this fledgling business. It was in Sydney, in the glorious old building - The Royal Hall of Industries - at the old showground site* (now Fox Studios).

Santa Fe was part of the TAFE display, and much to my delight, there were no other whacky chairs in the whole of the exhibition (which tended to the extreme end of conservatisim).  Our patchwork and piecework chairs attracted a lot of attention!

At the risk of boring you all silly, here are yet more pics of Santa Fe - I couldn't resist it with that lovely background (an empty part of the display room) and the slanting light.

There's also a video (slideshow) showing the start to finish upholstery process over on the VIDEOS page.

Santa Fe is for sale - go to the SHOP page if you're tempted!

* the first time I was on this site was when I was a 16 year old groom, working with horses and donkeys - and sleeping above the old wooden stables - during several Easter Shows. Those were the days!
I'm the one on the left; the little cutie is 'Delilah'; no idea who the kiddies are; and that's my Mum slinking off around the corner in the background.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Progress Report #4

 Miss Snupeson is extremely pleased with the progress made since last report a few weeks ago. After a stern word to the builders the pace picked up to her satisfaction, and here's what we're up to at the end of this week.

and here's a reminder of this time last year...

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Santa Fe Chair

Here's the finished wing chair.
 (Refer back 3 few posts to see the "Before" pics - here are the "Afters".)

I used five fabrics from the new Anthropology collection from Warwick -  because of the colouring (ochres/aquas/stone/dark red) and the 'Navajoe' sort of design, I'm calling it  the Santa Fe chair.
The final test: it's beautifully comfy!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

project report #3

After a slightly longer delay than anticipated at last report, (well... we are talking "builder promises" here,) Bottoms' End resurrection is finally up and running - Hooray! 

The work is cracking along at a great pace, and Miss Snupeson is flat-out making sure nothing shoddy slips by the quality-control-monitor.
it's very tiring work for a little doggy