Deirdre's Designs

Specializing in upholstering antiques and modern furniture pieces; Replacement and custom cushions; Creating unique accent pillows.

My next "Catch Everyone One Up" post is a fun craft project for my house. So, what do you do with ALL those pinecones you've been saving from the Costco Christmas Wreathes?....You cut off the bottoms with lopping shears, paint them vibrant colors, glue them to a grapevine wreath, and.......VOILA! You have a FUN Summertime "Zinnia Pinecone" Wreath! Here are a few photos.

Here's my next post to "Catch Everyone Up"! I wanted to share BEFORE, DURING and AFTER photos of my own kitchen chairs. The rush seats were very worn, they looked terrible and needed to be replaced. I had been meaning to re-weave the seats for quite a while. The "Stay At Home" order finally allowed me the time to check this project off my "To Do List". I chose a "Natural/Wheat Wrapped" Rush to weave the NEW seats. The Natural/Wheat Wrapped Rush is larger than the rush that was originally on the seats. I liked the LOOK, so I went with it. :-)

Here's my next "Get Everyone Up to Speed on My Projects" post. My Client wanted to refresh the cushions on her patio chairs (6 seat cushions) and glider (tufted with fabric covered buttons). She reached out to me at the first of the year, so her cushions would be ready in plenty of time for Spring. Now, we just need some warmer weather for her to enjoy them. Here are "BEFORE" and "AFTER" photos.

Hi Everyone, it's been a while since I have posted on my page. 2020 has definitely been an interesting year thus far for all of us. I want to try to catch you up on my various projects. I won't bombard you, I'll just take it slow. :-)

Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos of my Client's Channel Back Chair.

January temps have been unseasonably warm.....last weekend we neared 70 degrees. The Weatherman says “Serious COLD temperatures are ON THEIR WAY!”. BUT inside my house, I used my handmade SNOWFLAKES to create a (warm) Winter Wonderland!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️😃

I’m so happy to have helped “Elf” another home for this amazing and lovely family! Wishing them a wonderful holiday!!ENJOY!! ❄️❄️❄️

A Client asked me if I could make a “Pennant” pillow as a gift for someone special on her Holiday List. I told her I would be happy to make it for her. Here it is.....

A Client asked if I could repaired this “Paula Deen Home” tufted chair. One of the covered buttons on the backrest had dislodged and had fallen out. Trying to “fix” a factory manufactured piece is a huge risk. These pieces are very cheaply made and unfortunately, that doesn’t equate to having a CHEAP PRICE TAG! Today’s furniture is “disposable”. It might “look” stylish and chic, but in most cases it will ONLY last 3 to 5 years....at BEST! There is nothing wrong with purchasing items for the “Short Term”. My advice is Buyer Beware, Know What You are Spending Your Hard Earned Money On! 😃 Here are photos of my “Repair Process”.

One of my Handmade Snowflakes beautifully displayed as wall decor in my Client’s home.

Finished up this window seat cushion for a Client who’s giving her Family Room/Living Room a fresh NEW look just in time for the Holidays!

Looking for a one of a kind gift for a special person on your holiday list? Surprise them with a beautiful handmade flower pillow! PM me for sizes and prices.

‘Tis the season! ❄️ I helped “Elf” a Client’s home and office with my handmade Giant Snowflakes! It’s a Winter Wonderland!! ❄️❄️❄️❄️

Family coming for the Holidays? Are you hosting a fun Holiday gathering for friends? A great way to give your living space a NEW LOOK is with NEW ACCENT PILLOWS!! I just finished these custom made accent pillows for my Equestrian Client. The Extra-Large pillows will double as additional seating for a cozy casual evening with family and friends.

I delivered this handsome couple to my Client’s home this week. True Family Heirlooms; this antique Gentlemen and Ladies chair set was brought by my Client’s great-grandparents to the United States when they immigrated here from Europe.

I was happy to help a fellow Upholsterer when he reached out to me for assistance with a Client project. While he worked on reupholstering the seats for these chairs, I re-caned the backrests. I love that he reached out and that we were able to work together!

Delivered this Wingback Chair and Ottoman yesterday evening. My Client bought a new home and wanted a fresh updated look. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

My Client wanted to retire this well-used bench cushion and replace it with a new, fresh and more comfy version. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

This week I finished updating this really cute chair. Here are BEFORE and AFTER PHOTOS.

My Son transferred this Fall to the University of Tennessee. I thought his on campus apartment needed some help in the “decor” department. So, I made him this 5’x3’ felt banner with the UT Mascot, “Smoky” on it. It’s not perfect, but I think it will bring some life to his living space. GO VOLS!

Made cupcakes, fancy “cupcake holders” and designed Table Scapes for back-to-back weekends...a Bridal Shower last weekend and a Baby Shower this weekend! It was an honor to help my Client make these 2 celebrations extra special. Here are a few photos from both of the happy occasions.

My Client's dining room chair seats definitely needed some help...seat frames re-enforced, new webbing and burlap, new foam and batting, new fabric....AND they are back in action! Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos. :-)

Recently finished three custom cushions for my Client’s 120” window seat, along with two bolster pillows and four 22”x22” square pillows. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Made these "Patriotic" flower pillows for a Client in early Spring. Now, she's all decor-ed for today as well as for July 4th! HAPPY FLAG DAY!!

Finished this adorable settee this week. It originally belonged to my Client’s Grandmother. You can’t tell from the “before” photo but internally this piece needed a lot of love...new webbing, springs re-tied, etc. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Delivered my Client's bench back to her this morning with a whole NEW LOOK. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

My Client's dog DIDN'T eat her "homework". BUT he DID eat her outdoor cushion....Time to do some outdoor cushion REPLACEMENT. Here are
BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Recovered these large ottoman cushions for a Client who is designing and decor-ing a brand NEW Sunroom. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos!

Finished reupholstering this "End of the Bed" Bench, as well as recovered this Settee Cushion for Clients who are building a new house and moving to Wilmington, NC. They wanted to use their existing furniture/cushions in their new home. They were able to "re-purpose" these pieces and give them a NEW look with fabrics that have a more "Coastal" flair! Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos. :-)

Just finished this window seat cushion for my Client. Now this young family has a comfy space to read or to do homework. 😃

Finished hand-caning this cute Restoration Hardware chair for my Client. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Finished reupholstering these 6 Kitchen Chair Seats yesterday for a wonderful Client. Unfortunately, my photos don’t do them justice.

I’m a tad late in posting. My Client wanted to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and the Luck of the Irish for the ENTIRE month of March! I helped her out with these handmade/hand cut Flower Pillows! HAPPY HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY to you ALL!! ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️

You gotta LOVE ❤️ when you can make 2 new Springtime wreaths with flowers from the CLEARANCE BIN at Walmart! 😁

I say why not Celebrate Valentine’s Day the entire month of February! Brighten your living spaces with “pops” of pink and/or red. Just finished these flower pillows in various shades of pink for a Client who “loves” celebrating ❤️ Day for not just 1 day but for 28!! 💕❤️💕❤️💕

Not an upholstery project but wanted to share - Was asked to make cupcakes for a Baby Girl Shower cohosted by a dear friend. Decided to “Dress” them up a bit and to create a table display that she could replicate on the day of the Shower.

Recently finished this adorable family heirloom for a dear Client. I found a wonderful fabric to express her love of horses and riding. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Here’s the 2nd project. It was for a wonderful Client with an adorable young family. They were having a built-in made to hang coats and organize backpacks that included a bench for the children to put on their shoes. I helped complete the area by making a comfy bench cushion and some custom accent pillows. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Wanted to share the projects I completed before the holidays for two great Clients. The 1st is an adorable Child’s Rocker that belonged to my Client when she was a little girl and she is giving it to her Granddaughter for Christmas! It was a Group Effort, my Client and her husband did the refinishing and I did the reupholstering. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos:

Thank you to everyone who came by 21 North King Street tonight! If you missed shopping this evening in my “Pillow Boutique”, You’re in Luck!! I’ll be there tomorrow evening (Saturday, Dec 8th) before, during and after the Leesburg Holiday Parade!!

We’re READY! Come on down to First Night tonight!! I’m featuring my handmade pillows at 21 North King Street!

First Friday - Tonight (Dec. 7), 5pm ‘til....I’ll at 21 North King Street featuring my collection of unique, one-of-a-kind accent pillows. They’re a great gift for someone on your list!

I’m READY! Hope to see you all tomorrow!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now you’re ready to “Shop ‘Til You Drop”! MARK your calendar to attend a “Local Artisan Craft Show” on Saturday, Dec. 1st, 11am-4pm, 4 Loudoun Street SE (historic district). I will be there featuring my 1-of-a-kind handmade Accent Pillows, including my “Collegiate Collection” inspired by area College and University colors! HOPE TO SEE YOU ON DEC. 1st!! 😃

I’m “thankful” for being able to help out several Clients with upholstery projects and accent pillows to give their rooms a “new look” just in time for their Thanksgiving Celebrations. Wishing everyone safe travels and a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

Just finished delivering my Client's newly upholstered sofa, a family heirloom from her husband's side. AND just in time for their family's Thanksgiving Celebration this week! Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

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522 Marshall Drive
Leesburg, VA
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