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With Sharon O’Connor

from Vintique Upholstery

When I started out in upholstery there was very little support…

I did my training and mastered the technical side of the trade. But as for setting up in business, I felt totally alone and didn’t know where to go for advice. The world of upholstery seemed like a secret club that I wasn’t invited to join. Ever since, I’ve made it my mission to be open, honest and as helpful as I can about what it takes to make it in upholstery.

That’s why today I’m giving you the opportunity to access my knowledge and experience with a totally bespoke and exclusive POWER HOUR with me.


This online upholstery mentoring session is the perfect space to fine-tune your business, develop your skills and boost your confidence.

Vintique Upholstery's Sharon O'Connor on a Power Hour call

Ask Me Anything

Because these sessions are personal and totally tailored to you, we can cover the particular areas of your business that are causing concern or needing attention. For instance…

  • How to set your prices
  • Identifying your niche and ideal customers
  • Getting ‘unstuck’ with a particular problem
  • Social media and marketing – where to start
  • Invoicing and account records
  • Setting up admin best practices
  • Flawless customer journey

The POWER HOUR is one dedicated hour where we put 100% effort into one specific task or problem. If you signed up for a POWER HOUR, imagine…

How much new business would that generate for you?

How many more ideal customers or valuable commissions would you gain?

How much additional revenue would you create for your upholstery business?

If you dream of creating an upholstery business that attracts your ideal customers and fulfils all your creative ambitions, then I can help get you there. I want to give you access to everything I wish I had known when I started my business 10 years ago. Nothing is off limits and we can delve into YOUR specific concerns.



  • We start with a detailed questionnaire so I can understand your business in depth before our session together
  • From that questionnaire we identify and agree a topic you’d like to discuss
  • We’ll then arrange a one-hour POWER HOUR session via Zoom
  • You’ll receive my honest feedback, based on my knowledge and experiences
  • My suggestions will give you an action plan for you to implement in your business
  • I’ll make sure you go away inspired, motivated, and encouraged
  • For seven days after the session, you will have access to me via WhatsApp to answer any remaining burning questions on the topic we discussed
  • You will also get access to a private Facebook group and forum where you can meet and chat to fellow upholsterers

Sign Up!

£125 per hour. Sessions take place virtually over FaceTime or Zoom.

Sharon O'Connor leaning on upholstered floral chair

About Me

Lots of people ask me if I’ve always been an upholsterer. But actually, I didn’t get started until I was on the verge of turning 40. I’d lost the job I had in the business side of fashion for the past 18 years when the recession hit in 2008.

I fell in love with upholstery shortly afterwards when I bought a wrecked sofa from eBay and decided to revamp it with the help of a professional upholsterer. There was something about the whole process, including sourcing a beautiful velvet fabric, that lit a spark and resulted in so much more than I could have ever imagined.

Today, I’m dedicated to restoring, re-upholstering, reviving and re-designing hundreds of pre-loved items of furniture from my studio workshop in Sunbury-on-Thames. I’ve also realised just how much I love sharing my knowledge and experience of how to grow and run a successful upholstery business. My mission is to see other businesses flourish and help you continue to love upholstery as a career and provide a lucrative income for the rest of your working life.

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