For first time customers and folks unaccustomed to working with custom handcraft workshops (upholsterers, like us!), we would like to answer our most common question:
“How does this work?”
First, we begin by giving you a free quote, which gives you an idea of costs, what sort of work will be done and what to expect during the process.
Send us pictures of your project, some basic measurements, and what you want to accomplish to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you within a couple of days with a price for the labor required to recover/repair/restore it, and an estimate of how much fabric you will require.
If you’re not especially skilled at sending photos via email, put your project in your car and bring it to our workshop on Thursdays. We’ll take pictures of it, measurements, briefly discuss your plans, and get back to you with an estimate for labor cost and yardage amount.
The next step is to choose your fabric or leather. Call or email with a time and date and we will make an appointment with our designer to help you with selection and discuss any further questions you may have. She is available for one-on-one design consultation and fabric hunting on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 8am and 3:30pm.
For this appointment, have some ideas in mind with what you’d like to do with your project. Bringing inspirations from magazines or Pinterest, as well as pictures of the room into which the piece will go are hugely helpful in narrowing the scope from the thousands of fabrics we have on hand.
You are welcome to check out samples from our library and take them home for a week. It is crucial to view likely contenders of fabric in the light and near the colors of the room it will inhabit. Environment is so important when choosing fabric!
Colors and textures that look great or dull in one space can look completely opposite in your own environment. Remember to choose a few options that surprise you. Often the most exciting and delicious designs are those that arise when we break out of the box of what we think we want!
Next month, read about the next steps in the process…