Custom Order: Rain Screen Cover

In my line of work, there are no patterns – just fabric, math, and a whole lot of creativity ;)

This is a custom order I invented for a client.

He had a problem and I made a solution.

Rain Screen Cover

See, one side of his screened-in porch would get wet during San Diego’s rainy season due to the angle of the roof . . . SO, I used this brain of mine [no, it’s not simply a cute glasses rack] and some high-quality Dacron to create a rain screen cover.

Now, why the bright yellow and blue?

Well, I knew the client loved artwork and the use of bright colors. Therefore, I proposed we pick one of the International Maritime Signal Flags as the design to give its front a bright, inviting visual. I thought he would go with an “H” or “S” for his name, but he decided upon the “J,” which means to “communicate.” Pretty ironic, huh? I mean a screen in porch IS the perfect place to sit down and have conversation with people you know. Plus, I think the client and I did a great job articulating to each other what was needed for the project.

“Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your coworkers or your clients and customers.” – Les Brown

Anyway, the client is happy. I’m pleased. What more could an upholsterer ask for?

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