Saturday, 1 December 2012

Have a Seat

    All these chairs and no where to sit.


The shop is full of them (27 in all) but they will soon be at Bob and Sue's restaurant.

Shannon and I spent a whole day stripping and sanding the old finish off the wood backrests and seats. It was so romantic.

Apply dark walnut stain and top with poly. Every flat surface in the shop was covered with chair parts for a couple of days.

 Shannon did a great job touching up the black on the chair frames. 
Thanks to Alyssa for having all the wood parts taken off the chair frames already. That saved a lot of time.

All done, looks nice eh?

These should be ready to leave by the end of the day

   I was told these chairs came from the Old Fire Hall in Toronto. For those who may not know The Old Fire Hall on Lombard street was the home of the Second City comedy troupe for twenty three years. Many Canadian's honed their comedic craft there and launched the careers of Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Mike Myers, Catherine O'Hara, Gilda Radner, Martin Short and Dave Thomas and others.

  In 2001 the building became home to a cancer support group until it moved in 2011. It was named Gilda's Place in honor of Gilda Radner who lost her battle with cancer.

  Second City lives on though, it just marked fifty years of funny. Take in a show sometime.

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