Hale dinette set-finished!

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.

Jane working on the seats.

Christine screwing the seats back on.

Christine screwing the seats back on.

The new look of the chairs.

The new look of the chairs.

The look of the whole set. $425 (table with leaf and four chairs).

The look of the whole set. SOLD (table with leaf and four chairs).

Hale dinette set

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 seat are being redone…stay tuned!

Dinette set BEFORE.
The chair seats are being redone…stay tuned!

Leaf mechanism all tucked in.

Leaf mechanism all tucked in.

Leaf half unfolded.

Leaf half unfolded.

Leaf unfolded and in place.

Leaf unfolded and in place.

Jane inspecting the mechanism.

Jane inspecting the mechanism.

“Buck and the girls”

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. $85

“Buck and the girls” footstool. (SOLD)

Jane transforming the footstool.

Jane transforming the footstool.

Signed and dated

Signed and dated

 

 

Almost there!

 

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.

Just finishing off.

Rob Baker and Jason Doiron from Royson's Flooring in Coldbrook.

Rob Baker and Jason Doiron from Royson’s Flooring in Coldbrook.

 

Out with the old…

 

…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.

Last of the old tile to be covered.

Orka vinyl plank in light grey.

Orka vinyl plank in light grey.

Almost there...

Almost there…

 

 

In a cloud of dust

 

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!

No more tiles but lots of dust!

The last tiles behind the counter.

The last tiles behind the counter.

 

 

 

 

 

A spring facelift for MNH!

…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

Old floor which had heaved

 

And the work begins by taking up the old tile. By hand and with the jackhammer!

And the work begins by taking up the old tile. By hand and with the jackhammer!