On Wednesday evening the lady came to quote for the reupholster of our wing back chair and the little chesterfield sofa I got last week. She was very nice and discussed all the options, told us that both pieces were in good sound condition and would not need any structural work, good.
I asked if she did the upholstery herself, to which she replied that she had people who did that for her!
I could see the pound signs going up as really she was just the middle man and would be taking a cut!
Considering I have the fabric for the chair a beautiful vintage linen, the chairs quote came in at over £500! & the sofa, well I'm sure you can imagine! £900+..........
So we will be getting a few more quotes from people who actually do the upholstery themselves.
We have also decided to try and re upholster the chair ourselves, we got a book for Christmas from Gav's Mum & Dad called "Mend It" In it there is a whole section about recovering & upholstering.
The chair was given to us so cost us nothing so why not give it a go I say.
Yesterday was manic, I was desperate to visit Gun Wharf Quays Outlet park in Portsmouth as CK has opened a shop there!!!
Yippeeeeeeeee, I was not disappointed. With at least 30% off everything it was a dream, I limited myself to a few little bits and I got Mothers day presents. I also go a fab coat in French connection, by Great Planes for £10 reduced from £100. That was my bargain of the day.
Then it was home to eat a quick bacon & egg brunch to then rush to the CS for my shift.
We were absolutely inundated with goods, the back room was soo full when I arrived I could barely see Linda sorting though it all. I got some more vintage fabric, a vintage handbag & 2 books one on lampshade making and one on curtain making. (sorry no pic's yet)
When I got home I was shattered, but the evening was not yet over.
We were baby sitting for a friend, the cutest little boy, nearly 2 years old.
It was great fun but I feel like I have done a days gardening, we were wiped out when his Mummy came to get him at 10pm.
Hats off to all those Mummy's & Daddy's out there, how do you do it!
Today we had a well deserved lie in, Food shopped & I will admit I had a nap on the sofa during the football this afternoon.
So the week starts again, and it's another busy one. Hopefully at some point I will get some crafting done.
Have a good one everyone, see you soon.