The origins of Hollis Newton’s Beau chair dates back to the 1700s and has a royal connection to the notorious Marie Antoinette. Take a look at the animated short below for the full story.
Time to face the Christmas carols, the 25th is right at our doorstep and as much as I try to approach the holidays with a plan, Christmas day has a way of kicking down my front door and bellowing “I’m here …where are the gifts!” while I’m still in my proverbial bathrobe.
So, you finally found some spare time to reupholster the dining room chairs or the flea market find that’s been collecting dust. Before you head over to my Etsy store, local hardware shop or community tool share hub, you may want to make a checklist of the specific upholstery tools and protective gear needed to complete your project.
Canada is forests, great lakes, rocky mountain, prairies, Atlantic and Pacific coasts. It’s big cities, remote communities and sprawling suburbs. It’s the Inuit and Métis; the Algonkin, Cree, Iroquois, Okanagon, Squawmish, Haida, Micmac and some 600 more First Nations first. Then everyone else second.
Berkley Peazer, leather upholstery specialist and co-owner of Burkcraft Furniture Company Ltd., in Scarborough, Ontario sees this scenario play out in his shop at least once a week. Customer-X enters the shop asking what’s the charge to repair their peeling leather: a) sofa, b) sofa-cushion or c) chair.
One would need a six-part miniseries to document how the word “hip” made it’s way out the African-American jazz clubs of the 1920s and into gentrified neighbourhoods—the preferred living communities of the modern-day hipster.
Waiting for the Maxine, aka “Murder She Wrote” Chair to take flight was an exercise in patience. It was a hot summer day in 2016 when I spotted the old antique balloon-back chair at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.
We all have a checklist of things we do around the home for the proverbial “Spring Cleaning” but there are some additional things we can do to give our home that extra refreshening. Think of it as earning extra credits in school or giving something 110% of your effort.