2013 is coming to a close and 2014 is on it's way. I am so grateful for all of my clients who have intrusted their treasures for restoration this year. I have tallied the number of chairs, stools, and other items that have come through my workshop this year and the total for 2013 is, drum roll please: 204
Holy. Moley. I had a total of 1 day in 2013 without a chair waiting for me to work on and topped off at 42 in line at one time in my storage room - my busiest year yet! I'm excited to see what will be coming through my door in 2014. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, busy, and prosperous New Year!
2013 - In the works
I was recently interviewed by Peter Tonguette of Columbus Monthly Magazine for an article about antique ownership and restoration options here in Central Ohio. (I was so nervous!) What a great way to cap off a year! Check out the February 2014 edition for the article.
2013 New Material offerings
I am constantly looking for ways to offer the most variety in materials and weaves for my client's pieces. This year I have expanded my material offerings for rushing as well as added new weaving options for runged chairs.
Best of 2013: Before and afters
It is not easy to trim 204 chairs down to just a handful of my top favorites. I chose these 8 for uniqueness, technically challenging chairs that I most proud of restoring, and sentimental connections clients had with their chairs (one of the best parts of my job). Click on the images for larger photos.
Last, But not least...
...A BIG thank you to all of my clients this year- especially those who took the time to write a testimonial or who reviewed me on Angie's List or other review sites. For small businesses there is no greater compliment than kind words and a good recommendation. It keeps us small business owners going and growing. I'm flattered and immensely grateful.
E Emza Uphill