Today on the podcast Harry and Simon have a fantastic and funny guest for you, Sharon O’Connor. Following a 20 year career in fashion, Sharon re-trained with the Association of Master Upholsterers and the Cass Art Faculty of Design before starting her business, Vintique Upholstery, in 2013.
From her studio in Sunbury-on-Thames, Sharon re-upholsters pre-loved items of furniture, restoring them to their former glory, creating bespoke, statement pieces. You can find her as the Upholsterer on BBC One's Money For Nothing programme as well as appearing on podcasts and writing articles for magazines and newspapers.
She joins Harry and Simon to tell them her inspiring story of learning to do it yourself, as well as make Simon feel bad for not passing his screen test for telly, tell you what a rub count is…. No it’s not what you’re thinking, and she shares some really great resources for anyone interested in upholstery.
ALL THE LINKS
Instagram is @vintique_upholstery
Facebook is Vintique Upholstery
TikTok is @vintiqueupholstery
YouTube is Vintique Upholstery
Pinterest is @VintiqueUpholstery
Lloyd Loom how to:
Storage ottoman how to:
Parker Knoll Penhurst Upholstery journey:
Piano stool how to: https://www.vintiqueupholstery.com/blog/how-to-upcycle-a-piano-stool/
Lyme Bay Auctions:
ABOUT THE PODCAST
The Gavel and The Gabble is a podcast hosted by Harry and Simon who, together, are lucky enough to run two provincial Auction Houses in Windsor, Berkshire and Seaton, Devon.
Now we know there are lots of TV shows about buying and selling antiques and collectables but we thought followers of this podcast would like to hear about what goes on behind the scenes of an actual working auction house as we go about our daily business, the characters we meet, the things we find, and the things we wished we had never found.
Famed for our slightly different auctioneering style, constant chatting on the rostrum, awful jokes. Stick with us as we bunk off to record anecdotes, interview others in the industry and basically gabble on. If you enjoy the podcast, please leave us a rating.
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Production by David Burd