I locked Jane in the sewing room today and did not let her out until she had finished covering the four seats for the Hale dinette set! (I did bring her cups of tea and cookies).
Lovely solid maple set with fold-out leaf and 4 newly-upholstered chairs.
The fabric is a modern crewel on linen and is very tough.
It is now ready for a new home!
PS: August 13th:
SOLD to the first client this morning!
Jane working on the seats.
Christine screwing the seats back on.
The new look of the chairs.
The look of the whole set. SOLD (table with leaf and four chairs).
New in the store is this sweet solid maple dinette set made by the Hale Furniture Company of Vermont.
Jane is working on redoing the seat covers in a more period appropriate fabric!
The table has a great folding leaf mechanism that easily lifts out so the table can seat six.
All pieces are in excellent condition.
Stay tuned for pictures of the re-upholstered chairs!
Dinette set BEFORE.
The chair seats are being redone…stay tuned!
Leaf mechanism all tucked in.
Leaf half unfolded.
Leaf unfolded and in place.
Jane inspecting the mechanism.
We love the beautiful green background of this piece of barkcloth.
Jane has just finished making it into a delightful cushion with a new insert.
Vintage barkcloth pillow with new feather insert. SOLD
Jane has been busy this rainy Thursday transforming an ordinary stool into something much more fun for the cottage or camp.
This French needlepoint called “Les Cerfs dans la vallee” (elk in the valley) was just the perfect thing for this footstool. We’ve nicknamed him Buck and the girls!
“Buck and the girls” footstool. (SOLD)
Jane transforming the footstool.
Signed and dated
Before it was a dull brown coffee table. But we loved the look of the tasseled edging.
Coffee table before painting.
After a few coats of pretty “Silver Service” coloured paint and new top of glass, it is ready for your living room!
Tasseled coffee table after painting. $115
Well, that makes quite the difference, don’t you agree ?
Next up will be cleaning and filling the store with all kinds of goodies for our May 23rd opening!
Today, Rob Baker and Jason Doiron from Royson’s will finish the new floor in our store.
We’re so pleased….
Just the toilet to go back in
Just finishing off.
Rob Baker and Jason Doiron from Royson’s Flooring in Coldbrook.
…and in with the new.
This is the last of the old tile floor to be covered. No regrets.
The new floor is almost finished and is going to be beautiful.
To-day I painted the quarter round which will be attached once the floor is in.
Thankfully, a lot less dust to-day!
So what are we using ? It’s called Orka vinyl plank floating floor. A tough click floor.
Last of the old tile to be covered.
Orka vinyl plank in light grey.
Rob and Jason have just about removed all the red tile from the main part of the floor.
These pictures show you just how much dust there is in the air.
There will be a lot of washing of walls and windows to be done…
No more tiles but lots of dust!
The last tiles behind the counter.
…or rather a floorlift… and no it’s not spring yet. It’s actually snowing today.
However, we are getting an exciting new look!
One day last August, out of the blue, Jane and I noticed a heave of tiles at the back of the store. We covered it with a carpet and went on with our season.
Once the store closed, it became apparent that the tiles were no longer sticking to the cement slab in many parts of the store and that the whole floor would have to be replaced.
So I have been emptying out the store since Christmas and to-day Jason and Rob from Royson’s Flooring arrived to begin the task of taking up the old tiles and preparing the floor for its “lift”.
Stay tuned for more in-progress photos!
Old floor which had heaved
And the work begins by taking up the old tile. By hand and with the jackhammer!