Weekend Retreat Upholstery Camp Contest

WIN A FREE SPOT AT UPHOLSTERY CAMP!

Have you always wanted to come to Upholstery Camp but never have the funds? Now’s your chance to win a spot to be my assistant in class all weekend long! Over the summer I gave away a FREE spot to help me assist through camp, and it went so well, I decided to officially open up the contest to all of my followers. All you have to do is like, comment, and share the next 10 posts about Spooky Season Upholstery Camp on any one platform (pick one, Facebook or Instagram), and I will draw a winner from all eligible participants at random on 9/17/2023.

(see below for official contest rules and details)

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LullCo Weekend Retreat Social Media Contest Terms and Conditions

Introduction

By participating in LullCo, LLC’s Weekend Retreat Social Media Contest (the “Contest”), entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. The Contest is open to all eligible participants as specified in the terms below. The Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, any social media platform.

Eligibility

– Entrants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.
– Entrants must be able to pay for their own travel accommodations to get themselves to The Newton of Ypsilanti
– Employees and immediate family members of LullCo, LLC are not eligible to participate.

Contest Period

The Contest begins on 8/30/2023 and ends on 09/17/2023.

How to Enter

– Participants must “Like” the ALL 10 designated Contest posts.
– Participants must “Comment” on ALL 10 designated Contest posts.
– Participants must “Share” ALL 10 designated Contest posts.
– A “Designated Contest Post” is  any post that mentions the LullCo “Spooky Season Weekend Retreat” between 8/30/2023 and 9/17/2023
– Participants need to comment on ALL eligible posts on at least one platform (Facebook, or Instagram). There will be 10 posts in total. – Please do not split your engagement between platforms. Choose which one you will participate on, and stick with it!
– Designated posts will be marked at the top of each post with the following heading:
“UPHOLSTERY CAMP CONTEST | POST #/10”

 

Prize

One (1) winner will receive a free seat to act as Kymm’s assistant at this year’s Spooky Season Weekend Retreat scheduled for September 28, through October 2, 2023 at the historic Newton of Ypsilanti. 

The prize includes:

– Thursday night Meet & Greet
– Field Trip to Discount Fabric Outlet
– 4 Nights stay
– Assisting for 24 hours of Upholstery
– Fundamental Workshops
– Prepared Meals by Chef Allison Anastasio
– Monday morning send off
– Special Guest presentations from Industry Experts

We will be booking the ENTIRE Newton House for this weekend. There are 5 standard beds total. 3 Air mattresses / Cots will be provided beyond the beds. The retreat is an intimate affair, so you will be sharing this space with all 8 guests and myself. You will not have your own private room. Guests are welcome and encouraged to share beds if they are comfortable and can work it out with each other, otherwise a comfortable cot will be provided if you need your own space. 

Accommodations can be made for disabilities. Travel accommodations NOT included!

What you should know:

Upholstery is a very rigorous form of manual labor and does take a toll on your hands and body. If you have health issues that will be exacerbated by standing all day and pulling and lifting heavy things, this may not be the right weekend for you.

What you should bring:

Please be prepared with clothing and shoes that will be protective in the classroom. Layers for the weather, hard soled shoes to protect your feet from staples, gloves, masks, and goggles to protect your hands and face from sharp objects and furniture nastiness. 

Winner Selection

The winner will be selected randomly on Monday, September 18 from all eligible participants, and will be notified via email within 24 hours. If the winner is unable to accept the prize, a new winner will be selected from the list of eligible participants.

General Rules

– No purchase is necessary to enter or win the Contest.
– LullCo, LLC reserves the right to disqualify any entrant found to be in violation of these Terms and Conditions.
– The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
– Entrants agree to the use of their name and likeness for promotional purposes, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Liability

LullCo, LLC is not responsible for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with the Contest or the prize awarded.

Governing Law

This Contest is governed by the laws of the state of Michigan.

Privacy

All personal information collected will be used solely for the purpose of administering the Contest and will not be shared with third parties.

UPHOLTERY RETREATS & PRIVATE PARTIES

THE NEWTON OF YPSILANTI

Spooky Season Upholstery Camp

CURRENT WEEKEND RETREATS

PRIVATE PARTIES

UPHOLSTERY CAMP FOR ADULTS

Think of it as a vacation that is equal parts manual labor, and rest and relaxation. I host my Upholstery Retreats Locally at The Newton of Ypsilanti, a historic home in Ypsilanti, MI. Owner and Chef Allison Anastaso cares for us every morning and evening with gourmet meals and exquisite service at her beautifully restored bed and breakfast home. By day, we are working hard tearing apart our projects and rebuilding them to our specific vision. With field trips and guest speakers, this is the most productive vacation you may ever experience, and probably the only one that could potentially pay for itself! See what we got cookin’ from the link below.

Summer Camp Re-Cap!

Summer Camp Re-Cap!

I cannot believe we have another Weekend Upholstery Retreat in the books! This trip was every bit as successful as the first! 9 women traveled to Ypsilanti, MI from 7 different stated to hang with me at the historic Newton of Ypsilanti for a weekend full of leisure...

Weekend Upholstery Retreats

PRIVATE PARTIES

Learning how to restore a chair or small project is the perfect experience for those looking to try new things. Sad because I live so far away and you can’t come to my classes? I do like to travel you know. I’m open to conversations with you or your local maker and upholstery shops to take this show on the road! Whatever your need, a private party may be the right solution for you.

HOW TO GET FREE UPHOLSTERY CLASSES

Students who wish to participate in the Sponsor a Student Program only have one requirement to be able to participate. You MUST have completed a project that was started in my class. That’s it! I make my classes Buy 3 get 1 Free so that you can focus your time and energy on getting through your first project, and provide you with FREE access to my private Facebook Group for virtual hands-on support at home for free.

HOW TO GET FREE UPHOLSTERY CLASSES

Students who wish to participate in the Sponsor a Student Program only have one requirement to be able to participate. You MUST have completed a project that was started in my class. That’s it! I make my classes Buy 3 get 1 Free so that you can focus your time and energy on getting through your first project, and provide you with FREE access to my private Facebook Group for virtual hands-on support at home for free.

HOW TO GET FREE UPHOLSTERY CLASSES

Students who wish to participate in the Sponsor a Student Program only have one requirement to be able to participate. You MUST have completed a project that was started in my class. That’s it! I make my classes Buy 3 get 1 Free so that you can focus your time and energy on getting through your first project, and provide you with FREE access to my private Facebook Group for virtual hands-on support at home for free.

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QUESTIONS ANSWERED

I am pinning my boxing strip to the top and bottom of the seat cushion. I’ve measured precisely, but it always seems that the boxing strip is a little longer and I end up having to take tiny tucks together it. What am I doing wrong?

I am pinning my boxing strip to the top and bottom of the seat cushion. I’ve measured precisely, but it always seems that the boxing strip is a little longer and I end up having to take tiny tucks together it. What am I doing wrong?

Hey there. I totally feel your pain. All of my early box cushions and panels did this too! I learned it's because the fabric layers move under the sewing machine at a different rate, causing it to slip and move as you sew. This is most cumbersome with domestic...

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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?

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...

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DIY UPHOLSTERY SUPPLIES

Upholstery Foam
Upholstery Webbing
Upholstery Welt
Upholstery Tack Strip
Upholstery Adhesives
Upholstery Foam
Upholstery Springs
Upholstery Needles
Upholstery Roll Edge
Upholstery Tools
Upholstery Filling
Upholstery Spring Twine
Upholstery Thread
Upholstery Zippers
Upholstery Staplers

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.

FURNITURE REPAIR

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.

FINISHING TECHNIQUES

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.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

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.

SETTING BOUNDERIES

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.

SELF EVALUATION

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.