Monday, December 13, 2010

Finishing Touches

We have said many times on this blog that we feel very lucky to work with such amazing people. We are now in the final stages of the build out of the store and we couldn't have got to this point without the hard work and dedication of Greg + Tim + Tony (Hurley-Testa Construction). They came in on Saturday to put the finishing touches on the store. And what finishing touches they were. Here's Tony (Greg's father, painter perfectionist, and former chemical engineer) putting the final coats on the fabric cutting table. Here he drizzles water on the 4 x polyurethaned surface.

Next Tony sands the water down on the surface with a high number grit sanding paper. When he has finished he will have sanded the surface with 200, 400, and 600 grit papers. Like I said, a perfectionist. (This is known in sanding circles as "going through the grits," a term I learned about on a page called, "Sandpaper 101." Thanks, internet!)

Then he takes a dab of this old school paste wax and smoothes it into the surface.

Here is Greg and Tony sanding, waxing, and polishing our cutting table to a high shine. On Saturday.

Isn't it pretty! Don't you just want to cut fabric on that shiny, smooth surface?

And here is a last shot of Greg with his lovely wife Veronika. (They met when Greg helped her parents renovate their old Victorian in Newton. Don't they look happy?) Yes, you can see the almost completed store behind them...

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited for your opening. I just moved to Boston/JP and was a little disappointed in the lack of sewing stores in the area. It will be wonderful to have a store right down the street. Good luck with everything!