Sandra initially took measurements and met with the architect and contractor in October 2015. The installation was complete just over a year later in October 2016. The main house was under a serious re-model, so it took several trips during 2016 to go check on the progress and revise their elevation drawings for de Gournay. The scenic panels were all custom drawn showing the buildings on the Texas Christian University Campus. Quite a few of the walls were curved under the stair and up the staircase to the second floor landing. Sandra ended up doing this area in sections. They did not want to put any paper in the stairwell until all the furnishings had been placed, so it looked a little strange for a while. Sandra used a woven liner under their scenics and 880 adhesive. At times she used a smoother, but most of the time they put their seams down by touch with surgical gloves or white compression fabric gloves. Sandra noted that the most difficult part of this install was finding where the pattern started and making sure it followed all the way through.
Over the course of 4 months, Sandra took down existing fabric from the old framed panels of the DWC Auditorium. The construction crew installed new columns down the side walls. The back walls had chicken wire under two layers of old fabric, batting, and plastic. What a mess and not much of a canvas for new art!
This project was in the planning stage for over 2 years. It took countless hours of meetings with the architects, designer, contractor, and officers of the DWC. Eleven bolts of Scalamandre silk brocade fabric; hundreds of yards of custom trim and bolts and bolts of interlining and batting had to be put up in a very short time, right before Christmas!
This was a big upholstery job for this installer’s little company. It involved a lot of planning and scheduling.
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