From Time to Time - Shanna O'Brien Owner
Capitola, CA 95010
Shanna refinished my mothers chair to match an old table that she bought a long time ago. The chair was to her vanity in her bathroom and we used to sit in it as she brushed our hair. Shanna's work is top notch and she is overly conscious and considerate of the client's needs. I highly recommend her and will use her again! Mary F
Shanna worked on two pieces for us. Both of them ended up beautiful... I can easily say both of them added incredible value and beauty... It took some time to finish them but still she deserves 5 stars. I believe she tried to do the best she can and that took time. That is how perfectionist people are. Shanna is a "perfectionist" I would recommend her to family and friends.
Just like one of the other reviewers has stated, "finally someone that actually cares about their work"!!! I had a pine sideboard cabinet that I wanted refinished and Shanna was able to give me the wood color I wanted at a reasonable price. She put a lot of work into the cabinet and it shows! Pine is a soft wood and is not easy to work with and she was able to do an outstanding job in finishing the piece. She took the time to explain everything. She's like a personal friend! Very highly recommended!
We have both bought antiques and had them restored by Shanna over the course of many years. She has always been knowledgeable and has offered high quality oak American furniture and done some wonderful restoration work for us. She did a sleigh bed that was permeated with smoke and turned it into a lovely piece of furniture. She just restored a Victorian oak toilet seat with brass trim for us, a first for her and for us! We can't recommend Shanna highly enough.
Mark and Kay Barchas
I was referred by a designer girlfriend who was real picky; I saw a piece that Shanna refinished. She worked on my items at different times. I gave her my antique mahogany music cabinet which she brought back to life - everybody loves it! Also, I hired her to work on my hutch, dining room table, and six chairs. The transformation was incredible. I am a happy customer and appreciate the special attention she gave me. It means a lot to to me in these times - Shanna does what she promises.
Shanna refinished an old cedar chest and secretary desk of mine. Both needed some repair work and needed to be sanded down and refinished. She did a VERY meticulous job and took her time to ensure that both pieces returned to their original condition. She is very sweet and easy to work with. I'd go back to her for any future pieces I needed repaired/refinished. She does beautiful work.
Shanna is very knowlegable about the refinishing process and our dining set looks beautiful. She listened to us and knew exactly how to achieve what we wanted. She gave us a reasonable estimate, stuck to it, and returned the set before promised. I would recommend her to anyone!!!!