Saturday, May 29, 2010

Behold the Magic of the Guru!

We have our dear Tilley back!  It was a long wait, but well worth it.

First, let us revisit the sad and pathetic condition in which we dropped her off at the guru's home....

Cream of Blah and peeling off the walls - not very cozy or plush in my opinion....

But now....

In this one you can see a copper horn that Pat had made a long while back and left at the guru's home.  The guru repurposed it into a decorative way to hide the wires going to the top cupboards.
Yes, you are seeing it correctly - upholstered wainscotting - the man is brilliant!

The colour is actually called Oxford Oxblood and it looks like distressed leather, like an antique men's club chair.
The pièce de résistance! Part of the Steampunk Canada logo is forever a part of our Tilley...I almost cried!
Here we have put in the new handles, the current curtains and the cushions.  The newly painted cooktop matches wonderfully with the copper horn.
And one last picture with cushions, curtains and the guru's fabulous work!

We highly recommend Brad McDonald for any interior upholstery work.  He listened to what we wanted and added his creative flair.  Make sure you have lots of time to leave it with him, but it's well worth the wait!


  1. Good God, the man has talent! That looks absolutely fantastic. I can't wait to see the finished project!!!

    -- Raiffe

  2. Truly a thing of beauty. I am very envious of your little Bowler.


  3. Only expletives come to mind, in the best possible way!

  4. Brad did an amazing job! Kudos :-)

  5. Brad's stuff is really all that. I wonder if he is looking for a manservant/lackey.