Second Looks proprietor Benny Winstead has refinished and restored antique and vintage furniture for hundreds of satisfied customers in the last twenty years. In 2013 he decided to retire from the furniture refinishing business to enjoy his team of mules and his hobby farm. The industry will miss his proud work and devotion, but we wish him well! We have preserved links to other online and local businessesfor your furniture refinishing needs as well as some of Jeanne's favorite tips. And you can now buy our memoirs based on Ben's years in the business:

Love old furniture?

Check out Jeanne and Ben's memoirs in A Furniture Refinisher's Newsletter below:

currently available in ebook format for Amazon Kindle and at Google Play Books!

For those who may remember the old "On the Road" scrolling newsletter on this page, this ebook will look very familiar. Jeanne moved that newsletter to her blog in 2009 and then decided to expand it into our first ebook!

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Benny and Jeanne Winstead
7006 S 450 E
Lafayette, Indiana 47909


Furniture Refinishers and Antique Restorers
(Lafayette, Indiana and elsewhere)

  • AnneMarie Kaufman (caning, porch weave, splint weave, fiber rush, and pressed caned, 765-742-8586)
  • Dennis Davis (all types of chair caning, including traditional spider web pattern, 765-538-2785)
  • John Jenkins: chair caning, 765-492-4056 (summer), 239-454-0990 (winter) - Maker of Double Five Gameboard
  • Frank Copeland (chair caning, 765-464-0123)
  • Kim's Upholstery & Custom Shop Slipcovers (765-497-7772
  • Deckard's Woodcrafters
  • Marquis Dolls Museum & Restoration
    214 N 5th Street
    Lafayette IN 47901
    (765) 429-6365
  • Spindles by Woodchairparts - Dave Steigerwalt
  • Try these online yellow page services: (caning, rush, wicker repair - search or scroll down to state of Indiana)
    online yellow pages

  • ...and a final suggestion:

    inquire at some of your local antique stores and flea markets. (See Jeanne's Favorite Stops and Haunts on the sidebar) Many of them may use refinishing services and also many refinishers may put business cards at these types of stores.



Flea Market and Antique Dealers' Resource Section


Samples of Ben's Furniture Refinishing Legacy

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In 2013 Ben retired from the Furniture Refinishing business. Click for links to other Furniture Refinishers and Antique Restorers in Indiana.

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Samples of Jeanne's Photo Restoration Work

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Once you have your photos digitally retouched, they will never fade away again - if they do, you just print or have a film developer print a new copy! One advantage to digital retouching is that your precious photos need never leave your possession or even leave your house, if you have a scanner!


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Last updated November 2017


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Jeanne's hot tips and links


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A Wagon Ride with Kate and Annie




Join the backyard chicken movement!

When Ben and I first got our draft mules Kate and Annie, we decided to also add five hens and one rooster to our "barnyard scene." The flock consisted of a buff orpington hen "Buffy", three black jersey giant hens "The Jersey Girls," a Brahma hen "Dharma," and a dark-brown leghorn rooster chick Rudy. They came from a local 4-H leader. Since then we have increased our flock to 20 chickens and we and our neighbors enjoy fresh eggs and the sight of beautiful chickens roaming our yard and barn. One of my favorite books about raising chickens is:

Free Range Chicken Gardens

by author Jessi Bloom

Check out these other chicken keeping websites!


Scrapbooking Software
FotoFusion Extreme - does collages and two-page spreads
Scrapbook MAX! Digital Scrapbooking Software
Creative Memories



Attention Dealers!

We also do web-consulting!



Meet the real Betty Boop!
Boop Boop be Doop!

Thanks to Katherine for image obtained from Betty Boop Pictures Archive


Dayton Sunday School Cemetary Walk 2007 :
Lucinda Warwick's Narrative
Discover Firma Duchene Phillips
- Renowned Artist from the Rockville Covered Bridge Festival!
Beginnings of the Famous Cafe Rienzi
Joan Durant - Interview with a Poet
by Laura Collins
Some Reflections on the Death of Marilyn Monroe
by Dr. Raymond Wise


Cool WW II Stories

In Memory of Johnny Deerr 1923-2005

My Uncle Johhny Deerr was a tail gunner and my Dad Bert Renzetti was a ski trooper in the 10th Mountain Division in WW II

The Last Mission of Hick's Hack 1
The Last Mission of Hick's Hack II

Sadly my Uncle Johnny Deerr passed away May 20, 2005, a week short of his 82nd birthday. One of his favorite movies was The Sound of Music . This one's for you, Uncle John.



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