Let me bring new life to your old pieces. It’s simple. Just email me a photo (including measurements) and tell me your ‘vision’ for the piece. We can brainstorm together (that’s the fun part!). Your finished piece will become the focal point of your room. I guarantee it. I will email you an estimate of labor and materials, and from there we can arrange a drop off/pick up date. Pieces will usually be finished within two weeks, normally less.
Although I live in Portland, Oregon and love my local clientele; I realize that some of you will be in different states. I am happy to work with you on shipping your piece. I currently work with YRC Freight, UPS, GreyhoundXpress, and UShip.
I specialize in image transfer, but I also love to focus on paint finishes to get the most authentic patina possible.
A sampling of commissioned work.
Client’s own antique door, painted with image transfer.
Cheryl H. “What a cherished and wonderful addition Pearl is to our new home. Thanks Diane!”
Bianca M. “…You are a bonafied colourist and I look forward to your posts and quips everyday. Your selection of antiques, vintage goods, art images and paint choices is helping me to develop a better eye and provide the encouragement I need to break out into this art form. Please keep up the work you do. Your pieces are one of a kind and truly b e a u t i f u l”.
Antique White Linen-Fronted Buffet. Custom painted for an interior design company, Portland.
Lane’ B. (Owner of Something Borrowed, Vintage Rentasl and Event Styling Company). “Diane is wonderful! She has such a creative sense about her style, she surpasses any other work I’ve seen (and that’s a lot!). She takes great pride in her work, is thorough, and will go the extra mile to make sure you’re happy. I only wish there were two of her!”
Terry Z. “Thank you Diane for the best gift I ever gave my sister for her birthday! She absolutely loves her custom color angel wings! They are perfect. Again, thank you for working with me to get the perfect color combo. I was a little nervous about the cross country delivery but they were meticulously packed and arrived unscathed. Thanks again!”
Sandra B. “I love Diane’s work. She takes classic pieces and makes them unique. I love her choice of images. They all speak to me. So nice to see something different”.
Antique Bench custom painted and upholstered, using clients own fabric. (Photo showing bench, prior to finished trim).
Lisa S. “Excellent! 5 Stars for Custom work – upholstered and fabulously painted and polished an antique bench, And 5 Stars for a painted buffet. I’m the proud owner of one of The Paint Factory’s antique re-loved buffets! It is colorful, cheerful, and it transformed a gloomy room into one of my favorite rooms in the house. The Paint Factory re-upholsters as well. I was so happy after purchasing a buffet, I hired Diane for a custom piece – she was very prompt, communication was extremely easy and she understood my intent. A previously unwanted bench, transformed by The Paint Factory, now garners the (good-natured) envy of my friends!“
Sue F. “I bought a fabulous antique chair, Eclectic style from c. 1910. Diane had reupholstered it perfectly! I discovered it had been sold by a company in San Francisco, and was a combination of styles during that period … Windsor base and funky Chippendale (vase splat back). Very unique! My customer loved it and didn’t hesitate to take it home!! Thank you Diane!”
Renia L. “Amazing, inspirational, generous, funny and talented – what more could you want?”
Antique Kidney Shape Desk (Stained top, Painted body, with Gold Leaf).
Lydia D. “Every time I look at a piece refinished by Diane, I am looking at something that is imbued with true artistic quality. She has an innate understanding of color and texture and gifted ability to translate it onto whatever she is working on. She gives it more than just a finish. She recreates it…she adds a little more soul to it. High quality! I am so very happy with my dream chair! I absolutely recommend her work!”
Jim C. “There is magic in what Diane does with furniture and a paint brush. I know this because the two (2) pieces that she did for me simply MAKE YOU STARE. Even months after having these pieces at home and being thoroughly familiar with them, they still capture my attention when I enter the room and make me smile. Sometimes I even throw them a kiss! Give Diane a try and you will surely know exactly what I mean”
Debbie R. “My husband bought a lovely English secretary from Diane for my birthday that she painted and I love it!! I had the opportunity to see a few of her other pieces. Diane is very passionate about her art and it shows in the details”.
Debbie T. “Diane is just the best.! She can turn a cast off into something people fight over and travel miles it get. She is amazing”
Painted and Upholstered Bergere Chair (Fabric supplied by Client).
Jackie L. “Purchased a fabulous and I mean FABULOUS little French chair done in orange and pink!
It is sitting so beautifully in my foyer and everyone comments on it when they come in! Diane was an absolute pleasure to work with- very professional and most accommodating. Will definitely be purchasing from her again. Thanks Diane”
Allen S. “I purchased a beautiful pie-edged, two-tiered Tea Table, for my wife for Mother’s Day. Needless to say, I was the hero for my purchase. Great selection, great prices, and a happy wife. Who could ask for more! Will definitely buy again”.
Katy L. “I bought a wonderful secretary desk. It’s really the desk of my dreams and it’s worked out perfectly!”
Susan S. “While I have not had the pleasure of purchasing a piece from Diane, I have had the pleasure of meeting her in person and was honored to be invited into her home to see pieces up close. She was a most gracious hostess and we chatted like old friends. She is always ready and willing to share ideas and insight to her world of artistic furniture painting. I have the greatest respect for her as an artist, business person and teacher of her passion”.
Heather A. “Diane is a wonderfully talented painter! She is creative, open to ideas, and has an eye for mixing unique colors and textures. Her skills are top notch, and I highly recommend her work”.