Thursday, November 15, 2012

Uncle Sean's handiwork- chairs get a makeover

Thanks go to Beth's Uncle Sean, a mostly retired but still sought after master upholsterer. Sean originally came from Ireland, where he learned the trade, and his work is appreciated by many. In fact, when the Governor's Mansion/Blaine House was remodeled a few years back, Sean was asked to do all of the upholstery. Sean recently shared his skills to complete a makeover of stuffed child-sized chairs. These chairs had been at the school for over 6 years, and the fabric had become faded and worn. As the chairs are a little larger than typical children's chairs, they are ideal for children in early elementary grades. We would have been sad to see them go because this size is hard to find, so we are thankful they have been given a new life! The outcome is adorable, and sturdy- thank you so much Uncle Sean! Thanks also to Beth's mom who selected and donated the fabric, we know the kids will enjoy the chairs very much!
 Sean Brosnan and Beth, in his workshop
Third graders test out the chairs in the library