"There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment." — Orison S. Marden
This project had involved more than just a mere tidy-up. (See previous blog entries "Getting the stitch" and "Putting our best foot forward.") The original green colour had all but gone and the bare leather was exposed in many places, stitching needed to be replaced, holes and tears repaired, wooden trim repaired and repolished, dust cover replaced, and then finally a complete refinish of the leather itself in an antiqued green with satin finish.