Before & After

The Stripes Can Stay

Stripes, stripes, stripes. Our customer loved the stripes on her sofa but knew they were dated and the wing style with buttons in the back cushions felt early American. We altered the frame slightly by removing the wing extensions. Omitting …

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Country Casual to Classy

Nothing says country casual like the blue and white country print in the “before” picture! But our customer decided to use the chair in her living room. For that, it had to be dressed up a little. She obtained the …

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My Dad’s Roll Top Desk

This is the before and after of my roll top desk.  My dad obtained it during the 1930’s and used it daily till the 70’s.  The dark color is the result of oxidation and atmosphere soil.  When I relocated to …

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Baby Rocker Restored

With a baby on the way, our customer brought in this child’s rocker to see if it could be restored. It was in pieces, the caned seat shot and one leg held together with string. Before any repairs are made, …

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Corner Desk Salvaged

Sometimes people wonder if damaged pieces are salvageable. This corner desk was one such piece. It suffered from water damage – loose veneer, warped wood, missing trip pieces, drawer fronts off their drawers, damaged finish. After stripping the remaining finish, …

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Repairing a Damaged Headboard

An old headboard and foot board came to us with severe veneer damage and loose or missing trim. The photo clearly shows the damaged veneer that needed to be replaced. The damage is cut out with straight lines and the …

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