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Restoration of window sashes & frames of 110 W. Broughton, Savannah, GA

Custom-Designed Balconies Using Reproduction & Reclaimed Cast Iron
Residence - Hilton Head Island, SC.


Reconstruction of a Veranda Based on Original Photographs.
Salvaged & Reproduction Ironwork Supplied by Pinch of the Past.


Marshall House Hotel - Savannah, GA


An antique 5-panel heart pine door - stripped, sanded, & set in a frame - becomes a queen-size headboard!
Work order completed for a client in Savannah, GA.


A 19th century barn in Greene County, GA. is renovated using salvaged beams, lumber, leaded glass windows, pressed tin ceiling, bead board wainscoting, and antique brass pendant fixtures.

Pinch of the Past Greensboro, GA. branch.

Customer's doorknocker stripped, polished, & lacquered

Customer work order - Savannah, GA.

Antique copper sink, cleaned in acid bath and hand-polished.

Customer Work Order - Thunderbolt, GA.


Restoring the original finish to an iron Art Deco chandelier.


Entry sets from First Baptist Church in Savannah, GA
Polished and left un-coated.


At Pinch of the Past, we have decades of combined experience in the fields of architecture, historic preservation, & design.  Here is a sample of projects that have allowed us to put our expertise to work.

Remember, no job is too small.
Our list of services includes the following:
  • Metal Polishing
  • Furniture Restoration
  • Stripping / Re-Finishing
  • Lamp Restoration
  • Re-Wiring
  • Window Restoration
  • Plaster Restoration
  • Plaster Casting
  • Custom Metal Castings (bulk orders only)
  • Commercial & Contract Restoration Products
  • Design & Standards for Rehab Consultation

Heart of Pine and Oakleaf Iron console table. Made from old Butler Beams, hand planed.

Before & After Bronze Statuary Restoration, Private Client 


Recent Brass Restoration of 100 feet of railing for Driftaway Cafe'
shown in mid process here. We've already dipped and cleaned the
green corrosion and done the rough polish. Two more steps to go now high polish and Laquer Protective Finish.

Re-gilding - Before & After


Repairing Gesso, Gold Leafing & Faux-Graining a Victorian Oval Frame.
Before & After


Complete Restoration of Six Historic Plaster Chandeliers.

Each chandelier was 22 feet high and 4-6 feet in diameter, weighing 700 pounds each.

Heat from each fixture's 12 bulbs had badly cracked the plaster body, and chunks had begun to fall.  Lose parts were reinforced and missing parts re-carved.  Each fixture was re-wired and got a new application of gold leaf.

Wesley Monumental Methodist Church - Savannah, GA.


An early 20th century industrial building-turned-church is renovated using salvaged widows, doors, ironwork, pressed tin ceiling, hardware, light fixtures, and millwork.  The loose stucco facade was removed and re-stuccoed, and blind windows were added for architectural appeal.
Pinch of the Past flagship store in Savannah, GA.


Typical brass knob set polishing job.  Parts disassembled, stripped, polished, & lacquered as per customer's request.  Pieces can also be left un-lacquered and will gently mellow in tone over time.
Customer work order - Savannah, GA.


Polishing & lacquering of a bronze sundial face.

Customer work order - Savannah, GA


Heart pine mantel - stripped, sanded, missing parts re-created.

Customer Work Order - Savannah, GA.


Restoring a Mission Style entry door.

Door for a restaurant in Savannah, GA.
Stripping, sanding, refinishing & adding decorative applique.
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