last post in mid July.
This is what it looked like three weeks later.
That brings me to the best possible reason to be redoing the area above and beyond the mantel. Well, maybe "best" is a poor choice of words. "No-other-choice" sums it up better.
That same day, and because it is very close to the Refind Room, I stopped at Anotol's Fabric. Why?
Well, because after trying to get the torn chair back to stick together with Mod Podge and paint, I gave up on salvaging it. Instead I was considering having the backs upholstered. It would all depend on finding a fabric that would complement the intense pink of the seats.
That is where I found this fabric.
Next I got two bids on removing the caning, adding the padding and my upholstery fabric. There was a $90 difference between the two bids for the matching chairs An easy choice since I have used both upholsterers before and was satisfied with their work.
My brother, Dan, replaced all the trim around the hearth and spliced in a narrow strip of mirror after cutting out the smashed section. I still have to fill the deep cut in the floor and add a little stain to that area.