It is now Monday, and I spent all day Thursday, Friday & Saturday working with Greg Guenther in Savannah, GA repairing the 2 beautifully decorated English carved tables. It was a wonderfully challenging job, because I needed to match some really beautiful carving. My camera broke along the way, so I will need to get some photos from Greg.
Greg’s job now is to attach all the pieces to the original. And then it is his finisher’s job to blend the colors to give it a uniform tone.
If you are ever in Savannah, GA please give Greg a call – he is always happy to give a tour of his workshop – just give him a call ahead of time. His web site is www.guentherwoodgroup.com. A highly talented furniture maker and restorer in all areas of expertise.
Also, if you want to stay at their quaint little “Laura’s Cottage”, check out their web site at www.airbnb.com/rooms/155982. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to stay for a real vacation, which I normally like to do when I work for Greg (in fact, I drove home to Charleston Saturday evening), but maybe next time.
It’s difficult to take time off when you are self-employed. You would think that you would have all the free time in the world – because you make your own hours. Well… because you make your own hours, you never let yourself take the time off! If you don’t work, you don’t eat… My husband is also self-employed with a foam insulation and renovation business, so for us to actually plan a vacation is almost impossible – usually it ends up being spur of the moment – Let’s Go!
So – on to a couple of smaller projects for the next week – repair jobs on antique furniture and still haven’t cleaned up my workshop… That might take the entire week. Nice to take a little breather & rest these poor weary bones.