“Build Your Throne” Workshop

HEAP Bozeman

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Create one-of-a-kind thrones from rescued chairs while learning to up-cycle and upholster with HEAP Bozeman and Living Home Furniture.  Join us for this fun pair of workshops where you’ll give old chairs new life and support HEAP’s educational programs at the same time.

The workshops in duet will be an up-cycling workshop and an upholstery basics workshop, simultaneously creating fanciful, up-cycled chair designs and remade, re-upholstered seats to match. The reunion of an up-cycled chair and its seat at the end of the workshop will complete each ‘throne’.

Old chairs & upcycling inspiration to give them new life

This pair of wood chairs will get new upholstered seats & bright fabric collage

Thanks to namedesignstudio on Etsy for this colorful inspiration


broken seat on rocking chair & inspiration for its renewal in burlap coffee bag

Locally donated burlap coffee bags will replace the broken cane seat on this rocking chair

Thanks to A Touch of Mink for this burlap coffee bag inspiration


Thrones will be available for sale to participants the day of the workshop at a $10 discount. Selected thrones will be available at the ‘tart‘ gallery in the Emerson during December. Proceeds will benefit HEAP Bozeman’s up-cycling and educational programs.


Rescued Chairs for UPcycling

Upholstery instruction and hands on participation

Living Home Furniture’s Carla Pyle will help you use simple tools & techniques to replace dining chair seats. You will learn creative re-upholstery as we restore a variety of chair seats using rescued materials. Seat designs are pre-determined, and we’ll practice on samples before diving into the ‘real thing’.

Up-cycling instruction and hands on participation

HEAP Bozeman’s Anna Hernandez will guide you in the creative up-cycling of our rescued chairs with post-consumer products using collage techniques, paint and more.

Who: Open to the public, Adults (16 and over)
When: Thursday, November 8th, 2012, 6–8 pm
Where: Emerson Cultural Center, 111 South Grand Ave, Bozeman, MT
Room: Weaver Room (upstairs, east side of building)

Call Carla at 406-223-3834 if you have any questions.

We provide:

  • rescued chairs
  • all materials
  • all required tools

You provide:

  • collaborative spirit
  • readiness to get crafty

See Additional Class Offerings or the current Class Calendar for other workshop opportunities from Living Home Furniture.

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