In our Mission Statement, we highlight the importance of supporting such people as they make up the local businesses, craftspeople, and suppliers who share our passion to produce quality work for our valued clients. One such skilled craftsman is Tony Kilmister of Kilmister Furniture Restoration.
I am currently in the process of restoring an antique leather chaise longue (see my earlier post "Getting the stitch"), and part of what is charming about this piece of furniture is its wooden trim, including the feet. Our client was keen to see this restored along with the leather upholstery, so I asked Tony to have a look at it before I embark on the leather refinishing process.
Tony skilfully repaired and repolished the trim, and some of the results are shown below. This "long chair" really is beginning to put its best feet forward. Now all that remains is to refinish the leather.