I want to customize my house without the elbow grease and project disasters.
September 14, 2012 9:55 AM Subscribe
Are there stores/services that will DIY for me?
posted by semacd to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a fan of Sarah Richardson's shows on HDTV (Sarah's House and spinoffs) where she takes a house and renovates and decorates it room by room. Every episode she does things like goes to a fabric store and picks a bunch of fabrics that she takes to other people who make buttons and pillow cases and upholster furniture and make drapes and all kinds of fun things for her using her fabric. She also frequently buys antiques and has them repainted and has new hardware installed. She also often takes vases and has them made into lamps.
I have neither time nor skills for much DIY activity, but I would love to be able to do this. Are there stores one can visit to have this sort of thing done (especially in the DC area)? What are they called? I know there's a lamp store in Springfield, VA (near the TJ and Buy Buy Baby) that will do the vase -> lamp trick, and I know about upholsterers, but don't know about the rest.