We just received more photos from Sarah Gleason "in the field", working on the project for our August webinar. Be sure to join us on August 23rd to see all the before-and-after photos and techniques for creating the draperies, slipcovers and more. To register, click here.
The fireplace mantle has been painted and we love how it turned out. You can see how clean and polished the brick surround looks after being painted black.
Sarah spent the weekend looking for a piece of furniture for the side wall. She needed a piece that was the right size, right style and right price. She picked up the fabulous find in a Richmond, VA antique mall. Not only does it have ample space for serving buffet-style, it also has tons of storage for linens, silverware and dishes. We love the detailing in the veneer which repeats the geometric pattern on the drapery fabric. You are also getting a peek at a modern painting that is yet to be framed, that will hang over the buffet.
Back in the workroom the draperies have been pattern matched and hemmed.
The velvet pattern made hemming a challenge, hand sewing was the best option and it turned out beautiful. Note in the photos below that a large stitch was used to avoid sewing into the velvet area, which was difficult to stab with a needle. The linings are ready for the draperies to be tabled and pleated.
The project continues with more sewing, the drapery installation, selecting and hanging art & mirrors and adding accessories. Stay tuned...