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Table and chairs perfect for a tea party or intimate lunch.  $200/set

Table and chairs perfect for a tea party or intimate lunch. $200/set


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This old trunk. Oh, I wish it could talk so we could hear the stories of little boys and all their toys!

A good friend was readying her house to sell at retirement. Myself and several friends were helping her clean out and pack her kitchen. In the midst of our time together she asked if anyone would like to have this old trunk.

It was a mess of dried out wood, dust and some fading gold paint covering red paint over the metal pieces. Another friend saw potential and asked me to sand it, stain it and paint the metal black.

Here it is… Repaired & Restored to a coffee table.

Restored vintage ironing board.  $50.

Restored vintage ironing board. $50.


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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.

Completely finished and ready to go home!

Completely finished and ready to go home!

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.


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Photo Credit: Lisa Brittain  www.lisabrittain.com
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!


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!


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.

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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