Before & After

A Cabinet in Pieces

A wood worker’s daughter brought this cabinet to us in pieces from Valparaiso, Indiana. Her father planned to put it back together for her, but he passed away before he got the chance. Our craftsmen stepped in to finish the …

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A Puzzling Telephone Chair

You probably would have never guessed this piece of furniture was a telephone table before we got our hand on it. In fact, Art referenced a printed picture of the piece to know precisely what it should look like. The …

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A Bowing Buffet from Beverly Shores

For years, this buffet piece was part of our customer’s family’s dining room suite. Though it looks as though nothing was significantly wrong, the center drawer on the top would not close properly. When we took a closer look, we …

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Memorable Morris Chair, Reimagined

This Morris chair full of memories now resides in LaPorte, IN. This project required copious amounts of refinishing, repair and patience to restore the childhood memories within. Tasteful new fabric, similar to the original, was chosen by our client’s wife, …

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Draped in White Bedroom Set

The current owners, from Elmhurst, Illinois, wished to update the appearance of the cherry bedroom set after it was inherited from their parents. We brushed a white wash on the pieces, which took several coats to keep the reddish brown …

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Antique Dresser, Chair and Table

These three antique furniture pieces came to us from a customer in South Bend. We carefully stripped the finish and decades of wear from the three pieces and then refinished with a deep, rich brown stain and catalyzed lacquer finish …

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