Welcome to the Repair & Restore Workshop


Her momma’s desk… oh the memories! All the old has been sanded away. The real wood is exposed and ready to receive the wood refresher. It’ll be just the facial I received yesterday. All the junk removed. Moisture added. Later a fresh coat of stain and polyurethane to seal the beauty.

Her momma’s desk… oh the memories! All the old has been sanded away. The real wood is exposed and ready to receive the wood refresher. It’ll be just the facial I received yesterday. All the junk removed. Moisture added. Later a fresh coat of stain and polyurethane to seal the beauty.


Photo Credit: Lisa Brittain  www.lisabrittain.com
Dad’s so silly!  And he’s safety conscious.  The dynamic duo of sanding madness.

Dad’s so silly! And he’s safety conscious. The dynamic duo of sanding madness.

Photo Credit: Lisa Brittain  www.lisabrittain.com

We often hear a similar thought, “We’ve had this in the basement for years. We wanted to have it fixed, but didn’t know who could do it?” Cheer House Repair & Restore - we’re here for you!

We often hear a similar thought, “We’ve had this in the basement for years. We wanted to have it fixed, but didn’t know who could do it?” Cheer House Repair & Restore - we’re here for you!


Buttons, buttons, and blue be gone!

Buttons, buttons, and blue be gone!

She’s looking better already. The old has been removed. The wood is being restored. Next … new cane!

She’s looking better already. The old has been removed. The wood is being restored. Next … new cane!


Garnet and Gold pinstripe beautifully updates the button front chairs of old.

Garnet and Gold pinstripe beautifully updates the button front chairs of old.

We’ll turn these blues into golds…

We’ll turn these blues into golds…



I’ll take it back - Redeemed   This chair was a throw away… until she got her brand new cane seat. A great cleaning, some polish and freshly installed cane makes a world of difference.

I’ll take it back - Redeemed

This chair was a throw away… until she got her brand new cane seat. A great cleaning, some polish and freshly installed cane makes a world of difference.


Her mother’s chair. She remembers her mom sitting in this chair at her desk. She and mom will be reunited one day, but until then she has mom’s chair repaired and restored. Great memories. A new look. Smile!

Her mother’s chair. She remembers her mom sitting in this chair at her desk. She and mom will be reunited one day, but until then she has mom’s chair repaired and restored. Great memories. A new look. Smile!

From orange… to luxurious purple in no time at all…

From orange… to luxurious purple in no time at all…

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My first re-upholstery project - June 2018

My first re-upholstery project - June 2018

My Old Quiet Time Chair - Resurrected

This old faded plaid chair is my beloved quiet time chair. Oh if this chair could talk…

I didn’t want to give it away or sell it. It’s the “just right” chair, but visually unappealing.

I contacted several reupholstery referrals. All very kind and highly recommended, however, I could not afford their services.

And then I contacted a long time friend and previous Bible teacher. Rumor had it she was reupholstering furniture as a hobby in retirement.

Bravely, timidly, I asked… could I help you renovate one of my own chairs? Could I be your apprentice?

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Strip off the old tired fabric and look - she’s got good bones!

Strip off the old tired fabric and look - she’s got good bones!


And then we learned to weave cane - August 2018

And then we learned to weave cane - August 2018

Two Century Old Caned Chairs - Restored

Meet my woodworking teacher, Gary. He’s my dad.

Meet my woodworking teacher, Gary. He’s my dad.

Victor approves of our caning work!

Victor approves of our caning work!


Two bar stools forgotten in a warehouse - revived with color

Two bar stools forgotten in a warehouse - revived with color

Abandoned Bar Stools - Retrieved

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