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Southwestern Ohio Area (Cincinnati / Dayton)

Do you have a fabulous thrift store find and don't know what to do next? Do you have furniture that you're thinking of replacing? Or do you have a collection of hand-me-down furniture that doesn't have the designer look you want?

Let's face it the cost of purchasing new quality furniture is expensive. Frankly even the cost of low quality furniture is expensive these days, too! Before buying new, contact me for a quote to refresh your furniture to give it a new look and a second chance.

Will Painting Ruin the Value?

In most cases painting will not ruin the value of the furniture. However, there are exceptions, such as a valuable antique. But keep in mind that just because a piece is old doesn't mean it's relatively valuable. Conversely, just because your furniture is new doesn't mean it isn't valuable. If in doubt you should get the furniture appraised by a reputable furniture appraiser. Having said that -- it's your furniture and only you can decide. If it's going to sit unloved and unwanted in the garage or basement then you might as well have it professionally painted so you can give the piece a second chance.

Can I Paint the Furniture Myself?

Sure you can paint it yourself! In my opinion it's fun to work on projects (that's why I do what I do!). And I have lots of tutorials available here on my blog to get you started. Nevertheless, there is a learning curve, so take your time and practice on items that aren't as important to you. Keep at it and you will see your skill level improve quickly with each project you complete.

I do understand that many people have the desire to work on a project themselves but just don't have the time or space to work on it. Also, there is a cost factor to DIY, such as supplies for repairs and prep-work, paint brushes and paint. Depending on the final design, you might also need shellac, primer, masking tape, wood filler, clamps -- the list goes on, but you get the idea.

How Much Does it Cost? 

Compared to buying new, the cost for a custom paint finish is hands down a great economical choice and environmentally friendly, too. The final cost will depend on a number of factors, such as the extent of repairs and prep work, supplies, detailing, hardware, and finishes, etc. 

Each piece I work on is custom and I invest my time and expertise to give you a unique and professionally finished product; consequently the price is custom, too. But I think you'll be surprised that it's more affordable than you think.

Get a Free Quote

Some information to consider including to get a more precise quote is:
  • A photo of the piece.
  • Approximate size and/or dimensions.
  • Do you have a color(s) preference? 
  • What room will the furniture be used in? (Outdoors, basement, guest room, etc.)
  • Are you open to suggestions?
  • What finish do you prefer? Rustic? Shabby Chic? Lightly distressed? Aged patina? Modern?
  • Do you need pick-up and/or delivery? 
  • Any other information you would like to include.

Keep in mind there might be a waiting list; other times I can begin work immediately. It really just depends on what projects I currently have in progress, so if time is a factor be sure to mention that.

For a free quote contact me directly at or private message me on Facebook at The Black Sheep Shoppe.


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