Join Us & Learn To Upholster

We’re so happy to announce that we’re collaborating with our friends at Paint It Like New, in Burlington, to host a fun upholstery event – And you’re invited!
Join us on April 19th, 2012 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm {or 9:30pm if we get a little chatty} at Paint It Like New , 1254 Plains Road East, Unit 1A, in Burlington.  At the event, Janet Hamilton, President of Paint It Like New will be giving a crash course on how to maximize impact with paint colour choices and furniture selection, as well as talking colour trends for 2012.

Staci Edwards, Designer, Upholsteress, and President of Switch Studio {that's moi}, will be discussing how to choose fabric for upholstering projects, trends in upholstery and fabrics for 2012, and what to look for when deciding to reupholster a piece. 
Staci will also be giving a demonstration on how to reupholster drop in chair seats, much like the cute chairs above!  All of the techniques she’ll be showing can be used and applied to many different chairs, benches, and ottomans, and even upholstered headboards, so you’ll be able to apply them to your own projects at home.  You’ll be able to see first hand what a little paint and fabric can do for an inexpensive chair – See the before and after of these chairs live at the event!

And no event would be complete without cookies!  A sweet cookie platter will be provided by Elm Hill Cookies  for all to enjoy.  Non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.

The night sounds so great, right?  Well wait, because we’re not done yet!  Each guest will receive an information package from Paint It Like New and Switch Studio sharing insider tips from the pros.  And Paint It Like New and Switch Studio will each be giving a special gift valued at $25.00 each to all attendees {yep, we’re givers}! 

Last, but not least, there will be a grand prize draw at the end of the evening for the following:

·      A reusable bag {because being green is great} containing the following…
·      A $100 gift certificate to Paint It Like New
·      A $100 gift certificate to Switch Studio
·      A new Benjamin Moore fan deck
·      A $25.00 gift certificate from Elm Hill Cookies

That’s over $250.00 worth of prizes for one lucky winner - It will be a small group, so odds of winning are very good!

Are you in the Oakville / Burlington area and interested in attending?  Sign up quickly, as space is limited!  Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased at Paint It Like New.  Call 905.631.7336, or email paintitlikenew@bellnet.ca for tickets or inquiries. 
Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you there for some upholstering fun!


  1. Hi, this sounds very interesting :) Will you also be demonstrating how to reupholster a chair?

    1. Hi Claire,

      I will be demonstrating, step by step, how to upholster a drop in seat, like shown in the blog post. There are lots of tips, tricks, and techniques that you can take from this and use on other projects.

      Hope to see you there!



Thanks for the kind words!