Category Archives: Before & After Photos

Antiques: “to repair or not to repair?” That is the question.

Hepplewhite chair restoration. circa 1770-1786 . We are often questioned over whether antiques should be restored or not. For me the answer comes down to 3 simple questions: 1. can the piece serve its originally intended function 2. If it can, then the next question to ask is… why does it need restoration? (For example, […]

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Furniture Medic to the rescue! Same day Furniture Repair in Albuquerque!

Damaged Furniture a contractors worst nightmare !!! Recently we were called out in “an emergency”… Now we don’t usually get furniture emergencies, however in this case the client wanted the damage repaired A.S.A.P. The client was a local contractor finishing up a remodel of a house. Unfortunately one of his workers damaged the top of […]

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Upcycle furniture

Up-cycling Furniture! Using General Finishes Milk Paint. When pieces of furniture have seen better days either in the faded and worn out finish or simple their style the first thought maybe to throw it out and add to the landfill problem! It is becoming increasingly popular to give the piece new life by simply adding […]

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Pet Damage Furniture Repair Albuquerque! Dogs just love to chew stuff…

Furniture Medic by Bespoke Restoration is often called upon for a solution to for pet damage to wood and wood-like surfaces. This blog is all about getting the word out that this type of furniture repair is possible and of course to share some of our recent before and after furniture repair photos. Dogs and […]

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Bring Life back to Outdoor Patio Furniture!

Exterior Patio Table and Benches Furniture Restoration in Albuquerque The weather in New Mexico can be the best in the country, however with an average of 278 days of sun beating down on your wooden furniture something has got to give, namely the paint or finish used to dress the raw timber (top coat/ finish […]

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Antique English Bureau and Book Case Moving Damage Restoration Albuquerque

Antique English Bureau and Book Case Repair Damaged during moving A member of the US Air force Military had been stationed in England, whilst there they fell in love with a circa 1800’s hand carved writing desk with stained glass doors. While it made it across the pond without a scratch disaster struck as it […]

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Circa: 1900’s Antique Travel Trunk Restoration Albuquerque

Travel Trunk Restoration at Furniture Medic in Albuquerque This trunk was in bad need of repair and restoration. It needed a complete clean, however we had to use care not to lose the character provided by the years of patina built up on the surface. The pin construction that was holding the tin cladding was […]

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Retro 1920’s Barstool Restoration Albuquerque Furniture Medic

Barstool Restoration Our customer wanted to surprise her husband by getting a bar stool he had since childhood restored. As you can see from the before photos it had been well used or “well-loved” as I like to say. We had to replace the vinyl and re-upholstered the seat with new foam and then matched […]

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Old Painted Metal and Wood Braced Trunk Restoration- Albuquerque

Painted Wood and Metal Trunk Strip and Refinish This old trunk had been in the Labbe family for many years and handed down through the generations from mother to daughter. Susie the current owner loved the chest, but hated the fact the chest had been painted white, especially as the paint had started to yellow […]

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Antique English Furniture missing Arabesque scroll from cabinet top and broken Barley twist nesting table leg repair at Furniture Medic in Albuquerque

One of our military family customers recently moved back to Albuquerque after being stationed in England. During their deployment they purchased a number of Antique English Furniture pieces. During shipping some pieces suffered fairly severe damage, notably to their side cabinet that had the top broken in two pieces and the scroll detailing on the […]

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