ACCESS TO THE RIGHT TOOLS
As a new comer I had absolutely NO IDEA what the best tools and supplies for the job were. I remember asking around in professional circles and industries to try and get some guidance and I remember being completely cast aside and not taken serioussly. I would like for you to have a different experience. Here you can order professional tools and supplies at a slight discount, delivered right to your home. Buy materials in bulk to save on costs and increase your profits in the long run. I’m still building my online inventory, but I have already listed the most commonplace scenario products to make ordering as easy as it can be. Take a look at my products below and if you are unsure of what you need, please don’t hesitate to ask a question!
DIY UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIES
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I have four arm chairs with springs in the seats. Odd thing is the original has “no-sag” springs without clips under coil springs, no webbing. They are tied together. Have you ever seen this done? should I put webbing under it all?
That is strange! I have never opened a piece of furniture and seen anything like that before, but I did find this video to see what it looks like... Is this what yours looks like? I'd love to see pics so I can better assist you. If you are a member of the LullCo...
Hiya olufunmi! So glad you asked! I teach my in-person classes 4 days a week at my local Maker Space here in Ann Arbor, MI You can see my schedule here: https://lullco.co/collections/in-person-upholstery-workshopsI also teach virtual classes through Zoom 2 days a week...
I teach my classes at my local Maker Space, Maker Works here in Ann Arbor, MI.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY AND RESTORATION
Become well-versed in the art and science of upholstery and furniture restoration. From choosing the right fabric and making repairs, to understanding the intricacies of restoration, we'll dive deep into the know-how you need to revive and reimagine any piece.
CREATING UPHOLSTERY ESTIMATES FOR CIENTS
Gain the confidence and know-how to accurately assess and price your projects and the value of your time and skillset. We'll guide you through the estimating process to ensure you're fairly compensated for your work and clients understand the value they're getting.
PROJECT INTAKE AND EVALUATION
Understand how to effectively evaluate potential projects, from understanding the client's needs to gauging the scope and complexity of work involved. You'll learn to streamline your process, saving time and reducing headaches.
Learn to tackle a wide range of common and not-so-common furniture problems. I'll arm you with the most common repair techniques to ensure you can bring any piece back to its former glory.
Discover how to apply the perfect finishing touches that can make all the difference. We'll teach you the techniques to make your work truly stand out and win over clients.
PROJECT AND CLIENT MANAGEMENT
Learn to juggle your projects, meet deadlines, set boundaries, and communicate with your clients during your workflow. This crucial skill will ensure you can make raving fans of your clients, and deliver top-quality work on time, every time.
Master the art of keeping your supplies in check. Understanding what you have, what you need, and when you need it can save you time, money, and stress.
WORKING WITH CLIENTS
Learn the ins and outs of maintaining good client relationships. From setting expectations and boundaries, to handling feedback, I'll help you navigate the world of client communication.
It's incredibly important you don't burn out in this business. Working beyond your means is extremely stressful and can lead to actual trauma that will drive you out of this business for good. Find your balance. Learning from my own professional and personal experiences I'll help you establish personal and professional boundaries that protect your time, your creativity, and your mental health, wellbeing, and quality of life.
DEFINING THE VALUE OF YOUR TIME AND SKILLS
Understand your worth. Learn how to price your work and your time appropriately, ensuring you're adequately compensated for your talent and hard work. Learn when to raise your prices and how to recognize red flags early on to prevent legal disasters for your business.
SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING
100% of my business came from social media. Even now, teaching classes, that's how you will find me. It's because that's where everyone is at! Ever wonder how you'll attract new clients? I'll show you how to market your talents and connect with potential clients through social media communities and other online platforms.
Become your own critic. I'll guide you on how to objectively assess your work and continually improve. Learning from every piece you work on will build your confidence and skill. It's about always striving to be better, for yourself and your clients.
PATH TO EMPLOYMENT
As part of my sponsorship program, I'm not just teaching you a craft, I'm preparing you for a career. Whether you're interested in going into business for yourself, or joining an upholstery team locally, you'll gain insights into the upholstery industry, job search strategies, and how to make a positive impression on potential clients and employers. I'll equip you with both the technical skills and the professional acumen to excel in your path to employment.