"Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come." — Perry Paxton
These days I don't have time for building models, but I discovered that I get the same sense of satisfaction when restoring leather. Often I have to get very close to my work, and especially is this the case when having to repair damage caused by cat scratches. There is something quite rewarding in reversing the damage caused by an errant feline's claws.
Last week I worked on a cream chesterfield sofa which was in remarkably good order apart from a few small areas of concern:
- one of the rolled arms was badly damaged by cat scratches;
- the other arm had an area of delamination where someone's refinishing work had been compromised by poor preparation;
- some of the upholstery nails were missing.
This sofa was yet another opportunity for me to enjoy the rewards of finely detailed work, and to see the pleasure on my client's face when they took delivery of their furniture was a reward in itself.