Deirdre's Designs

Deirdre's Designs Specializing in upholstering antiques and modern furniture pieces; Replacement and custom cushions; Creating unique accent pillows.
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My recent posts reflected on memories I had growing up. Earlier this summer a Client asked if I could make “Sister Pillo...
08/28/2020

My recent posts reflected on memories I had growing up. Earlier this summer a Client asked if I could make “Sister Pillows” using a few precious and meaningful items (butterfly fabric from an article of clothing, sparkling earrings and a religious medal) belonging to her mother who had passed away. Here are some photos of the pillows I made for my Client and her sister, in honor and remembrance of their loving Mom.

Remember the old saying “My dog ate my homework!”? Well, my Client purchased a wingback chair at an auction. Her dog tho...
08/25/2020

Remember the old saying “My dog ate my homework!”? Well, my Client purchased a wingback chair at an auction. Her dog thought she’d brought home a NEW “chew toy”, which resulted in the NEW saying “My dog ate my Wingback Chair!”. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Remember growing up (and maybe you still do this today) when you couldn’t reach something on a high shelf or in a tall c...
08/23/2020

Remember growing up (and maybe you still do this today) when you couldn’t reach something on a high shelf or in a tall cabinet, you grabbed the closest chair for some help, and your Mom would say, “Don’t stand on the kitchen chair. You’ll break it!”? Well.........Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos of what happened to my Client’s cane chair when her nephew stood on it.

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. I finished up these awesome Wicker Wingback Chairs for my Client’...
07/06/2020

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. I finished up these awesome Wicker Wingback Chairs for my Client’s holiday weekend celebration. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Finished up a 16-piece cushion set for my Client’s newly updated Outdoor “OASIS”. This living space is SO inviting. It’s...
06/26/2020

Finished up a 16-piece cushion set for my Client’s newly updated Outdoor “OASIS”. This living space is SO inviting. It’s now a wonderful setting for relaxing, entertaining and enjoying family time. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

In this post to “Catch Everyone Up”, my Client found an Adirondack Chair in great shape on Facebook MarketPlace for her ...
06/08/2020

In this post to “Catch Everyone Up”, my Client found an Adirondack Chair in great shape on Facebook MarketPlace for her Outdoor Living space. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite go with her outdoor color scheme and it NEEDED a bit of LOVE, so changes were in its future!! Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Made a tufted window seat cushion this week for a Client who is using her “COVID Stay-cation” to redecorate her Master B...
06/06/2020

Made a tufted window seat cushion this week for a Client who is using her “COVID Stay-cation” to redecorate her Master Bedroom. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

In this post to “Catch Everyone Up”, my Client wanted to give this rocking chair which had belonged to her mother, who h...
05/30/2020

In this post to “Catch Everyone Up”, my Client wanted to give this rocking chair which had belonged to her mother, who had passed away, a special place in her newly purchased home. This precious family heirloom needed an updated look - from the wood finish to its “groovy” orange velvet cushions and pleated skirt. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

No beach weekend getaway. No fun cookout with friends...BUT the Covid-19 Pandemic DIDN’T stop me this Memorial Day Weeke...
05/27/2020

No beach weekend getaway. No fun cookout with friends...BUT the Covid-19 Pandemic DIDN’T stop me this Memorial Day Weekend from finishing this set of “Twin” chairs for my Client. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

With Social Distancing still in place, travel limitations, vacation destinations Closed/modified Openings...”STAY-CATION...
05/25/2020

With Social Distancing still in place, travel limitations, vacation destinations Closed/modified Openings...”STAY-CATIONS” for families will surely be MORE popular than EVER this summer! SO, why not freshen up your “Outdoor Living” space?! This week I finished NEW Outdoor Cushions for my Client. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

In this post to “Catch Everyone Up”, I helped my Client add some decorative touches to her NEWLY constructed Mud Room. H...
05/22/2020

In this post to “Catch Everyone Up”, I helped my Client add some decorative touches to her NEWLY constructed Mud Room. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

In my next "Catch Everyone Up" Post, I helped out a fellow  Upholsterer. I sheet/"pressed" caned the side arm panels of ...
05/16/2020

In my next "Catch Everyone Up" Post, I helped out a fellow Upholsterer. I sheet/"pressed" caned the side arm panels of these 2 chairs. I was happy to help and work together with him on his Client's project. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

WOW! This “Quaranting” thing has really messed with me keeping my page updated. In this post to “Catch Everyone Up”, I a...
05/15/2020

WOW! This “Quaranting” thing has really messed with me keeping my page updated. In this post to “Catch Everyone Up”, I assisted my Client with giving her front porch living space a NEW, Classic and MORE Versatile look. I found retail seat cushions and backrests that were EXACTLY what she wanted. They were GREAT QUALITY and an AWESOME PRICE....A WIN, WIN! I made 2 custom cushions for her Ottomans (the retail cushion set did not come with ottoman cushions that fit), we found several cute accent pillows (bees) dirt cheap at a local retailer and I made 4 unique (but in the same color family) accent pillows to complete the NEW LOOK. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

Here's another post to "Catch Everyone Up". I helped out Miller Restorations in Haymarket, VA with re-caning a broken ch...
05/01/2020

Here's another post to "Catch Everyone Up". I helped out Miller Restorations in Haymarket, VA with re-caning a broken chair seat in a basket-style weave. Here are BEFORE and AFTER photos.

My next "Catch Everyone One Up" post is a fun craft project for my house. So, what do you do with ALL those pinecones yo...
04/24/2020

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. ...
04/23/2020

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 cha...
04/22/2020

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...
04/21/2020

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 tempe...
01/15/2020

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!!ENJ...
12/20/2019

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 wou...
12/16/2019

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 d...
12/16/2019

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.
12/13/2019

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...
12/09/2019

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 flow...
12/05/2019

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 Wonderlan...
11/27/2019

‘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 spa...
11/22/2019

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...
11/15/2019

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...
11/14/2019

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...
10/30/2019

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 ar...
10/15/2019

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.
10/06/2019

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 “...
08/27/2019

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 weeken...
08/04/2019

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 f...
07/13/2019

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. :-)

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Leesburg, VA
20176

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Love my new gray window seat! Thanks Deirdre.
Deirdre, I am interested in getting some seat covers replaced for folding chairs. I can send you pictures for estimate. I have the material. In addition, I love the snowflakes you did for Kelly Wing. Can you share a bit more about them? Thank you!
Deirdre,have sent you a message!!!!