The chair is complete, of course as always there were some hiccups along the way, the fabric tea towels were too white and I think the that it didn't have enough body or strength. I found this washed out stripe , black and white, it was an end so it was super cheap and I found an extra thick gimp which is so bold, I love it , it had a bit of a Swedish or Norwegian feel to me. All was moving along well until my staple gun died, it is an Arrow , I have had very bad luck with my tools quiting on me in the middle of a project, luckily I do have the good old manual staple gun as well, it uses a great deal more effort but it got the job done. Next time I need to do a staple project I will rent a "real" stapler from Home Depot.
We (husband and I ) installed a good deal of the ceiling beam last night , it went very well, love the effect, for some strange reason it is giving the room a greater sense of height.