Every night I sleep on what use to be someone else’s bed, almost every day I sit at what use to be someone else’s table and at least once a week I water my plant on what use to be someone else’s console. Who am I?
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.
People go there to pray, lament, sing, reflect, praise and celebrate. From early history, places of worship have ranged from gatherings of a few people around a fire or village square to assembling in architectural spectacles.