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Display Name: Mary_H
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I would love to learn more about how one goes about becoming an upholsterer. I've taken a 6-week course and learned that I have a lot to learn. I'm a writer by profession but I would be willing to throw it all to the wind if I could work with fabric and furniture.


Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | An Upholstering Primer: Part 2 of 4 — Finding a Good Upholstery Atelier Guest Post from Matthew Haly of The Furniture Joint
10/16/09 01:39 PM

Here's our set-up by the way.

http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/nursery-tours/nursery-tour-chases-bed-and-breakfast-057692


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Do Combo Nursery/Guest Rooms Work?
7/15/09 01:58 PM

my baby is 15 months and so far it's worked for us. when she was first born my mom, mother-in-law and father came to visit (in successive order, not all at once) and for those visits, the baby was sleeping in a bassinet in our room. I was worried that the guest situation wouldn't work once she started sleeping in her crib. it was tough while Chase wasn't sleeping through the night. we put her down in her pak 'n play in our room. now that she's sleeping through the night, it's easy. she goes to bed at 7:00 and our guest goes to bed after that. they do have to be quiet. as long as they don't mind being woken up by 6:30 a.m. "Hi!", it works just fine. I'm not sure this situation would be the best for friends. but family doesn't seem to mind.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Do Combo Nursery/Guest Rooms Work?
7/15/09 01:55 PM

Hey Brooke,

That's my post and my chair! I found it on eBay using the keywords mid century and rocking chair. I live in San Francisco and the seller was in Iowa. I paid $200 for chair and almost as much for shipping. I found the fabric at mainecottage.com. It was on sale for $15 a yard. I purchased four yards. My plan from the start was to have it reupholstered. I had no idea how much that would cost. Turned out to be very pricey. $640! All in, the chair ended up costing around $1000. Crazy, I know! While it wasn't what I had anticipated to spend, I feel it was worth it. I love that chair and hope to give it to my daughter one day.

I hope that helps. Good luck!


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Good Questions: Looking for a Similar Rocker
5/18/09 12:50 AM

The chairs are from Pier 1. I bought them several years ago in Atlanta.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | House Tour: Mary and Hans' Calming Quarters San Francisco
9/10/08 10:12 AM

I made the crib skirt using a tablecloth I bought at Anthropologie. The circle sheets are from Skip Hop.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Nursery Tour: Chase's Bed and Breakfast
8/27/08 12:15 PM

The crib is by a company called Sorelle. It's the Lana crib. There are several different places to buy it online. We got ours here:
http://www.albeebaby.com/solacr.html


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Nursery Tour: Chase's Bed and Breakfast
8/25/08 03:05 PM

The Flock silkscreen print is from Good Shape Design. I found the Steven Harrington print (the one with the faces) at stevenharrington.com.

If I had a little boy I would have gotten one of these...
hybrid-home.com/catalog/spaceship.php
hybrid-home.com/catalog/monsters.php

Love the spaceships!


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Nursery Tour: Chase's Bed and Breakfast
8/22/08 11:22 AM

The fabric is from mainecottage.com. It looks just like Hable but was on sale for $15 a yard! It's called Hotty Dotty. I don't believe the pink is available any longer but they have several other cute colors.


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Nursery Tour: Chase's Bed and Breakfast
8/22/08 11:11 AM

I love the clown college remark!

As for paint color, I'm sorry to say I don't know. These colors were chosen by our landlord. I sent him an email and will post the colors as soon as he gets back to me.


Apartment Therapy San Francisco | House Tour: Mary and Hans' Calming Quarters San Francisco
8/20/08 02:58 PM

I just took an upholstery class which, for my projects, also became a sewing class. It's not as hard as it looks. I have childhood memories of my mother cursing the bobbin. I vowed to never sew. Until now. I finished two projects in class and have two more started but I need to do some sewing. The machine would be a big help!


Apartment Therapy Unplugged | Unplggd Thursday Giveaway: Singer Curvy 8763 Sewing Machine
8/11/08 02:48 PM

Where can I find black cork board?


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Art and Interiors: 21c Museum Hotel
7/25/08 05:34 PM

How do you keep a grill clean? We clean ours right after every cooking session and it still looks gunky.


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Thursday Giveaway: Grill Every Day Book and Apron
7/11/08 01:10 PM

my turn!


Apartment Therapy New York | Thursday Giveaway: Judy Ross' Seeds Pillow
6/26/08 03:22 PM

Thanks Laure!


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 10 Best Succulents
6/11/08 07:19 PM

I have several succulents that i bought at Flora Grubb in San Francisco (if you're nearby, I highly recommend a visit). Over time, the plants have gone feral - what used to be cute, compact plants with beautifully symmetrical leaves are now tall, gangly stalks with clusters of leaves only at the top. The worst offenders are the Mexican snowball and the Hen and Chicks. What have I done wrong?


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | 10 Best Succulents
6/10/08 01:41 PM

Horizon 11 will match the Amy Butler quilt my mom is making for me!


Apartment Therapy Chicago | Thursday Giveaway: Amy Butler Pillows
5/24/08 10:01 AM

I need more peace!


Apartment Therapy ohdeedoh | Thursday Giveaway: The Peaceful Nursery
5/17/08 07:38 PM

Do succulents root easily? Do they grow if you stick clippings in the dirt or do you have to put them in water, let them grow roots and then plant?


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Spring Cleaning the Container Garden
3/12/08 03:44 PM

please feed my duvet cover addiction.


Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | LA Thursday Giveaway: 02.28.08
2/29/08 12:01 PM