It's the chandelier that nobody wanted to touch, much less, clean...yet, to date, Christine has done it twice.
The custom-designed 8ft wide x 20ft tall, glass ball-laden fixture majestically cascades from the Omni's 39ft-high rotunda lobby ceiling.
With a 40ft scissor lift, (and no specific instruction/guidance from the chandelier manufacturer on "how-to"), Christine carefully assessed the project and set a plan.
The 1,400 extremely fragile hand-blown glass balls were individually hand-washed, (including the 3,500 ft of steel cable), mindfully repacked in transport boxes, and then, ever-so-carefully, rehung on the fixture.
The entire process requires over 90-hours of labor...and, a whole lot of mindful HANDLING.
(And, for those who are curious, Christine has been operating scissor lifts for over 20-years).
From original works of art, to stacks of books, to antique tribal artifacts, the diverse range of contents in this East Side estate were fully-catalogued and carefully packed away in preparation for the home's debut on the real estate market.
Throughout the process, over 3,000 individual items were sorted, organized and very carefully handled by Christine.
In addition, Christine also scouted several offsite storage units for the client to which the documented and packed items were temporarily moved.
In the meantime, family heirs peruse the visual database of the estate at their convenience (from the comfort of their homes) to determine which items they wish to claim.
A historic Rhode Island gem, fossil and mineral shop was in need of an "overhaul," in part, to accommodate incoming inventory from significant estate collections.
A knowledgeable mineral enthusiast herself, Christine was delighted to take on this "gem" of a project!
Task 1: clean, renovate and re-organize all existing display cases and inventory throughout the store.
Task 2: organize and photo-document incoming estate collections.
Task 3: create customized, multi-table databases for the respective collections.
Task 4: perform data-entry of manually-catalogued items from the old, hand-written ledgers into the new databases.
Task #1: completely clear-out a 6,500sf "donation center" warehouse in less than 10-days.
Task #2: relocate, organize and install the new tenant's inventory (including pallet racks & equipment) into the newly cleared space.
Christine has fully-managed the relocation logistics of 3 warehouses, to date - including, the packing, palletizing and trucking of goods.
When we say that she's not afraid to roll-up her sleeves, we aren't kidding.