Lou's Corner

Small Table

After a thorough stripping and refinishing, we were really able to bring out the warmth and richness of the wood in this well-loved small table for a family from Portage, Indiana. 
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Side-by-Side Restoration

Sent to us by a family in rural Indiana, between Knox and Winamac, we carefully repaired and stripped this well-loved piece before refinishing in a lighter finish and reassembling as you see it.
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Antique Radio Restoration

Stored for many years, we carefully disassembled, stripped, refinished and reassembled this antique radio for a family in Portage, Indiana to create this one-of-a-kind gift from a son to his mother.    
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Quick Tips for Furniture Stripping

If you’re considering removing the old finish on a piece of furniture yourself, I recommend you follow a few guidelines to strip furniture safely, without damaging the wood.  First, stripper or paint remover works best in mild temperatures, from 60 …

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What to do with an old TV console?

This was the question our customer asked. They’ve had the console since the late 60’s. It had served well as an entertainment center with its radio, turntable and TV. And all that entertainment was housed in a beautiful solid wood …

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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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