2727 Lofty Drive, Suite 7, Fort Wayne, IN 46808     260-471-5081    Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (and Saturdays by appointment only)

Handcrafted Quality

Furniture Design & Replication

BEFORE & AFTER -- Click on the above photographs to see how Restore-It refinished or restored these furniture pieces.

Furniture Refinishing & Restoration

Restore-It with Elements of Design passionately serves commercial, retail and residential customers by offering complete furniture design, replication and repair.  Our services include antique restoration, upholstery, caning, custom woodworking and stripping and refinishing.  We also take vintage furniture pieces and restore and re-purpose them into unique, one-of-a-kind treasures.

At Restore-It, we preserve memories.  One of our most popular services for residential customers is to take a family heirloom that may be tattered and torn, have wobbly legs and saggy springs, and a scratch or two, and turn it into the comfortable and beautiful furniture piece it once was.  With our help, you will treasure your restored family heirloom for another generation to enjoy while preserving many wonderful memories.

Here’s a partial list of the many furniture restoration services that we offer:

  • Stripping and refinishing of any kind for antique or modern furniture. This is used to restore wood finishes that have been damaged by sun, heat, water, fire or repeated use, or to prepare them for a new stain or paint finish.  We are the only furniture restoration shop in the area to offer a state-of-the-art, automotive downdraft finish spray booth, ensuring superior quality.
  • Custom furniture painting to match your décor or give your piece a fresh new appearance.
  • Specialty paint finishes—such as rub-throughs, distressing or crackle finishes—to give your furniture an old-world, rustic or vintage look.
  • Furniture gluing, stabilizing and repairs, from wobbly furniture that needs reinforced to chair legs and table tops that have been chewed on or clawed by animals, or scratched by children’s toys. Our craftsperson can do anything from a simple repair to sanding, touch-up staining and clear-coat finishing all the way up to a complete restoration. 
  • Chair caning to replace ripped chair seats and backs.  Restore-It is one of the few companies in Indiana to offer this unique service.
  • Free in-home estimates.



If you can't find the right piece of furniture, or want to match a chair no longer in production, our furniture designers can custom design and build an entire collection or an exact duplicate for you. Whatever your restoration, interior design or home accessory needs, our talented staff is ready to serve you. At Restore-It, the possibilities are limited only by our imagination!