We just recently bought a Dyson Animal Complete and after a few uses, we can attest to the fact that it's worth every penny. It glides across our laminate and tile with ease and leaves the floors white glove clean. The attachments that come with it also makes cleaning Elsie, our Brazilian cowhide, a breeze!
Veronica Rusk, a really good friend of ours who we've known for years offered us her services to restore a pair of old chairs that date back to the 50's. Originally, they had a dark stain that was unattractively weathered with green upholstery on the seating. We asked her to sand them down to their natural glory and we found some rather handsome white full grain leather for the new seating. A couple weeks, some elbow grease, and tah dah…here's one of the gorgeous chairs done by our amazingly talented and beautiful friend.