My great-great-grandmother's cedar chest had seen its better days. What had once been a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture constructed and hand-carved by her father, endured 150+ years of moves and neglect. The wood had darkened, the exterior was seriously scratched, and one leg was cracked and broken. I wondered if it could be restored to its former glory. Patrick worked miracles, and I now own a stunning piece of antique furniture. Patrick accomplished this in a timely fashion and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Patrick, and am so thankful to be able to use this gorgeous chest on a daily basis.
Patrick took my antique painted dresser with mirror and totally gave it new life. He stripped off old paint and left it to me as to what to do next and I wanted whitewash. He whitewashed and glazed, cleaned inside all drawers, replaced the mirror, cleaned up the brass knobs and made sure drawers were in working order. Because I live at the beach, I wanted a casual look and PB nailed it! Furniture refinishing doesn't always mean "restore it to its original antique luster", sometimes it means giving an old piece a more modern vibe. Many thanks to Patrick and Rob!
I moved cross country and my moving company damaged a number of antique pieces. The movers snapped all 4 legs off of a table. Patrick not only repaired it, he made it look as if it had never been damaged. He repaired 8 pieces, all beautifully. One of the pieces was an antique cherry table that was badly worn an discolored. After he refinished and repaired it, the wood glows beautifully. The red cherry colors show beautifully in all different lighting conditions. Patrick is truly a master craftsman, and a real gentleman to work with.
Paul Strelitz - Portland, ME
Fabulous upholstery job! This is the third time Patrick has done a project for us and we are always impressed with the finished project
A large antique Dutch hutch (over 130 years old) with significant hand carving was damaged in a fire, and Patrick Bowen and his company were incredibly responsive and exceptional in their restoration efforts. The hutch is fully restored and beautiful, and looks better than when we originally acquired the piece almost 30 years ago. I would recommend Patrick to anyone who needs fine furniture restoration and repair.
Jim - Maine
I had my ash dining room table refinished by Bowen Furniture. To say I was pleased is an understatement. I couldn't believe it when I saw it. It looks like it must have looked 21 years ago when I bought it. Great job Bowen.
Rochester, New Hampshire
I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Patrick at Bowen's Furniture and am so glad I did! I have an antique leather and oak couch and loveseat set that desperately needed to have both the wood refinished and the leather reupholstered. I honestly wondered if it was possible to get them to look like they originally did. They looked better than I even imagined! I am beyond thrilled with the results and highly recommend this company! Patrick was such an easy person to deal with too! Couldn't be happier with him and my couch and loveseat! Thank you Patrick!
Concetta - Kittery, Maine
We needed a couch and chair reupholstered, and Patrick did a great job. He was responsive, efficient and timely. He gave us several options for where to get fabric, explaining the trade-offs in price versus personal attention. He kept us updated every stop of the way, and the work was exceptional. He exceeded our expectations in every way.
Michael and Mary Behnke- York, Maine
I trusted a Victorian settee and chair that had been in my family for generations to Patrick and I was not disappointed. They did an amazing job with both refinishing and reupholstering. They did exactly what I requested. Highly recommended!
We were new to area and needed to have a few pieces of furniture reupholstered. Looked online and found Bowen's. We called Patrick with our requests and he came right over to see what we had. He was so personable and gave us great advice and reasonable costs. One antique couch was delivered to our home and WOW we loved it. Beautiful workmanship. We added more furniture and all have impressed us. He even fixed an antique cane chair flawlessly - and three others tried with no success. Patrick and his staff are gifted and we recommend them without reservation. We will always bring Patrick our cherished furniture to be transformed into works of art. He and his staff are that good!
Patrick was recommended to me by a friend from work who raved about his skills and how easy he was to work with. We started with a matched sofa and loveseat that were almost threadbare and had been long overdue for some work. He did an amazing job and was so easy to work with - professional, accommodating and without months of waiting. The detailwork of our original pieces was significant - wood trim with double rows of welting and button back. We couldn't have been happier with the work he did, and immediately gave him my grandmother's antique velvet loveseat, replete with feathers poking out the holes! It just came back Saturday and is again amazing! We are so grateful to have found Bowen Furniture Enhancements!