Custom Designer Chair in Progress…

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As an instructor in Conestoga College’s Interior Decorating program, I am involved annually in their “Chairity Gala.” The gala is a chance for the public to purchase one-of-a-kind chairs, creatively upcycled by students, faculty and local design and decorating professionals. Proceeds from the event support a local charity, selected by the students and this years grateful recipient is the Guelph General Hospital Special Care Nursery. If you are interested in attending the “Chairity Gala,” you can contact myself ( or Leah Scully Lasani at 519-748-5220 x3161. Tickets are $20 and the silent and live auctions will take place on March 18th, 2014 at 7pm, at the Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd, Kitchener, ON

This year I have decided to tackle a 1970’s Global office chair, which was salvaged from my fixer-upper home when we purchased it last winter. I loved the metal finish and the simplicity of the design. Today, I ventured to Hamilton’s “fabric district,” on Ottawa street and found some great fabrics that really evoke the look that I was after. The photo on the left shows the dusty and unloved “before,” and the right shows the back and seat fabrics that I picked up today. Hopefully this project will be wrapped up over the weekend- after photos to follow!