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The Glidden House

We just completed the last of our Glidden House projects.  Although the projects were small, we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to leave a little piece of Metheny Weir.  What an amazing bed and breakfast located between the museums and in the heart of Case Western Reserve University.  Unless you’re a native Clevelander you might not know about this lovely jewel.  The Glidden House was built in 1901 by the Glidden family of the painting fame.

Our first project was the vestibule where we gilded all of the carved moldings.  It was interesting working on ladders as guest poured in and out of the hotel.  The staff were so kind, holding doors for the guest and stopping by periodically for a peek of the progress.  Our final project was the wooden floor in front of the registration desk.  We knew there would be lots of traffic and took that in consideration when scheduling our work.  A special “Thanks” to Lari Jacobson for assisting Sue with the laurel leaf border.

                       Vestibule

Kim Metheny
kim@methenyweir.com
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