Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Big Reveal!

After a few short hours of sleep last night, I headed over to the convention hall, excited to see the show.  I started the day with two classes, one with Joanne Lenart-Weary and one with Vickie Ayers.  I enjoyed each class thoroughly and look forward to my classes tomorrow. 

And then...I headed to the vendor's hall to see the Alumni Showcase Treatments! 

Are you ready for The Big Reveal?  Me too.  Let's not wait any longer!

My CHF Alumni Showcase Winner 2011

I love the way the treatment came together!  Although we made our treatments in March, we really didn't get to see them put together - we only saw the completed components of the treatments.  I was really pleased to see it look the way I originally envisioned it. 

Checkerboard cornice with crystal nailheads

Orion crystal finials

The "bling" in the treatment just sparkles!  These pictures really don't do it justice.  Both Orion and Diamond Head Upholstery Tacks had booths at the show and I took lots of pictures of their products.  I'll feature them in a post soon, as well as pictures of the other winning treatments. 

But for now...I'm going to try to catch up on a little sleep!  Thanks for reading.

lois@ryliemax.com   314.324.5972


  1. Simply fabulous!!! What a great design and expert execution. Can you give us a little info on the fabrics you used? Congrats and have sparkling on the exhibit floor, Lois!

  2. Love your winning design, Lois ! I bet it is even better in person, with all that bling. I love the checkerboard cornice and all the details.You did a great job.