I always have great projects in my workroom, but some are just more special than others. It’s either the past, which speaks to me through the pieces, or I fall head over heels in love with customers and their story.
In this case, it was both. Meet Alice, my youngest customer.
What an irresistible smile! I melted like butter in the sun.
I was asked to transform an old wingback chair, with a broken leg into a little girl’s chair. First, it would be the nursery chair, where she will be rocked to sleep, later on, the chair will be in her room, to give her comfort throughout the years of growing up.
A renews life for an old piece of broken furniture, that’s right up my alley.
Children’s chairs are not my forte. I don’t particularly like the PRINCESS THEME so many young parents seem to have in mind these days. Green and pink, and everything else “Disney” is just not my style and so I was curious and a bit fearful.
The mother, however, chose the perfect fabric, and even though it was not an upholstery fabric, I made it work. I think we created the ideal “Wonderland chair” for a girl named Alice.
I enjoyed working on the chair, it came with unique challenges, but it was so worth it. The result made me happy, and I have been told, Alice likes it too.