Bob Miller, Antique Furniture, Ottawa

It is a real pleasure for me to recommend Darlene Blades of Gentle Hands Restoration for the restoration of fine furniture. In moving into a new home a few years ago, I decided that much of the furniture that had passed down to me from my mother had become rather worn and dulled by many years of use. (The fact that we had a family of four boys did not help!) I went looking for someone who did very high quality work at affordable prices and consider myself very lucky to have found Darlene. Over a six month period she, with the able assistance of her husband, restored a full dining room set with six chairs (including the seat covers), two beautiful antique desks, two livingroom end tables and two old occasional chairs (including recaning). To my great pleasure, she restored the original beauty to my furniture. On top of doing excellent work, Darlene is a delightful person to work with and is completely dependable. I recommend her in the highest terms.