Category Archives: furniture

Mitchell on the Louis XVI Sofa

I like doing full images more than a hundred… THAT’S what I learned from #oneweek100people. I did this from a picture of Mitchell laying on a fully re-tied spring set. I’m happy with the way it turned out, and wish … Continue reading

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Ruby Hotel, Spokane, WA

Business trip to Spokane Washington and my overriding memory will be cold to the bones and good people and good food.  WHIRLWIND, long days. I was so frozen we climbed into our not-very-good bed upon walking in the door and … Continue reading

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Karla’s Chair after Treatment

Shared the before picture of Sammy on Karla’s chair yesterday… We (MPF Conservation) took the lovely old chair apart, repaired the frame joints, rebuilt the innards using the original parts, and reupholstered it in the loveliest fabric. Sammy was not … Continue reading

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Sammy on Karla’s Chair

Sammy is allowed to curl into the chairs from cat lovers before we begin restoration (with permission from cat-loving clients). They travel back and forth from home to studio depending upon what is in the studio. This is Karla’s before … Continue reading

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Mitchell’s Birthday

We had a mixed trip, both good and harried horrendous crazy-making. Our client loved our delivery.  Always good. I’ve forgotten about California traffic (Portlanders, hear me now, you have NO right to complain!) and now they are also crazy as … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: The Oregon Caves Historic District

The Oregon Caves Historic District covers six acres of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (OCNMP) in the Siskiyou National Forest, which is accessed through Cave Junction in southwestern Oregon. The historic district includes four primary buildings: the Chalet, … Continue reading

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Sammy in the Studio

Sammy in the upholstery studio… He even has his own chair, the Moon and Stars chair. Black cats are not easy to paint.  Black on black on black… Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink; Noodler’s Lexington … Continue reading

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