Making and Hanging Silk Drapes

Project: Executive Mansion, Episode 12, Part 3



Bob tours the exterior of the mansion with general contractor Sam Daniel, before joining architect John Paul Hanbury and interior designer Barbara Page. Together, they discuss the progress made on the mansion's elaborate decor.

Next, Bob heads back to Colonial Williamsburg and visits a cabinetmakers' shop, where traditional methods of building furniture are still in practice.

Back at the mansion, gorgeous silk drapes are being hung in the ballroom.
Part 1: Tour of the Mansion's Exterior and Landscaping
Part 2: Tour of Colonial Williamsburg
Part 3: Making and Hanging Silk Drapes
At the Virginia governor's mansion, some gorgeous silk drapes are being hung in the ballroom. Next, Bob visits the shop where the drapes are made.
In Richmond, Virginia, the oldest continuously occupied governor's mansion in America is in need of serious repairs, and Bob Vila's team is there to help. Projects include the complete overhaul and modernization of the basement to include a state-of-the-art caterer's kitchen for official functions, all new mechanical systems, and updates for handicapped accessibility.

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