The last several years saw a decline in upholstery shops, many retiring or closing down and disappearing in their garage or basement workroom where I chose to emerge from and bring it back out front to the people in a commercial area storefront. I think if the local citizenry pass a trendy and attractive upholstery shop every day on their way to work (E. Lake St. being a main thoroughfare), this service/craft will be more in the public consciousness. If the display windows are showing this prominently, they'll more clearly see what their old sofa or chair can become again.
In 12 years of business, 10 of those home-based, it was largely personal referral of word-of-mouth customers who helped me progress to this point. I thank all who were involved in the Best-Of decision and while I’ve been working double shifts since last post, I apologize that much has gone unreported here. Some interesting projects too – don’t worry, I have tons of pictures, I just have no idea when I’ll get to them! Please do check Miller Upholstering on facebook and twitter for the very latest update on what’s going on in the shop and workroom and now on Pinterest, as to what inspires me most.