Jo’s place

Posted on Sat, 27 Oct 2007 by midcenturyjo

I was going to show you my finished office but unfortunately something happened that I promised my husband I would not rehash again. Needless to say the office is a couple of weeks off being finished. But my darling Kelvin made up for the incident that I will not discuss (nag about) anymore by presenting me with his latest triumph……. these fabulous chair seats he made in the upholstery class he is taking. What makes them even more special is that Kelvin is completely blind. He had help with the piping and pattern matching but they are all his work and I love him for it!

Thought I’d share my latest thrift finds for this patio area. The table I picked up a couple of weeks ago and of course the chairs you can read about here. The mirror I bought this morning as well as what was called a side table I thought just had to be an ottoman base and I think I’m right. (Just like I was right about the incident that I am not allowed to nag about anymore.) My secret thrift store is proving a treasure trove. Also scored a b&w screenprint thats need new matting and framing. Once again UFOs (unfinished objects) but just a lick of paint and we’ll be there.

kis says:

Those chair seats are SO fantastic. That’s one of my favorite colors and he did an amazing job on them.

Also, that first picture is beautiful.

Jessie says:

I love all of it. That green fabric is wonderful!!! I love the rug in the photos too. Good job Kelvin!! 😉
Looking good…..can’t wait to see more. 🙂

kim. says:

Hey, if a blind guy can learn to upholster then heck, I guess I can be taught too! Really, seeing these photos make me want to go buy a sewing machine and sign up for a course. I LOOOOVE the screenprint…well, I love everything in these photos, as usual. You lucky b*tch!

wow u have a nice blog!!!!really

mine is very new!
ilike your pics

In our house, it’s my husband’s garlic mashed potatoes that can always win my forgiveness – they’re just that good.

So whatever Kelvin did or didn’t do, he should be forgiven, cuz those cushions are gorgeous!

Carrie says:

Where did you get the fabric? It’s fantastic!

drey says:

good job kelvin!!! wow… good on you! now… if only my not-blind husband would tackle something like that for me! 🙂

the seat cushions really look amazing … i envy your chairs!!

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