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Hi! I’m Kelly and welcome to our 2nd Chance Restoration page!  We are a family owned business started by accident after I lost my corporate job due to layoffs. I needed to provide an income somehow, and even though I had been painting small furniture pieces since I was young, it never occurred to me to take a hobby and passion and turn it into something bigger.  We started small with a desk here and there, and then bureaus, etc.  Then we noticed a need for cabinets to be transformed (bathrooms AND kitchens), and banister updates, and whitewashing of fireplaces etc…  We pride ourselves on seeing a need and being the ‘go to’ place for so many who are looking to do some refreshes to their homes.

Here we are 6 years later with hundreds of clients, a 95% referral rate, countless pieces that have been restyled and 1500+ cabinet doors that have been transformed. We love working with our clients who are striving to keep their family heirlooms as showcase pieces and are excited to see what each year has in store for us. I hope you’ll join us on the journey and enjoy looking through our website for inspiration…

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2nd Chance Restoration

2nd Chance Restoration can transform your furniture and specializes in paint and stain transformations. We do kitchen and bathroom cabinets too!
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2nd Chance Restoration20 hours ago

In our workshops, we always talk about sandpaper when painting. Did you know that sandpaper comes in a variety of grits (example 60,100,120,150,220,400,1000 etc...). The lower the number, the rougher the paper.

Choosing your grit depends on the particular job you are trying to accomplish. For heavy sanding and stripping, you need coarse sandpaper (lower numbers); for smoothing surfaces and removing small imperfections, choose 120- to 220-grit sandpaper. For finishing your pieces smoothly, use a fine sandpaper such as 400-1000. Many times a job will require you to use multiple grits where you start off with a lower grit to remove old finish, and graduate to finer grit. Doing this allows you to speed up the process of removal, but when you advance to a higher grit sandpaper, you remove all the scratches from the previous layer.

Now you know! 🙂 If you want to try our favorite, check out our affiliate link!

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Absolutely Sensational! Kelly completely transformed my kitchen from dark and drab to bright, beautiful, clean and airy.  Kelly is extremely conscientious and is also responsive and has incredible work ethic. She worked quickly to get the job done in a matter of days and was an absolute pleasure to work with. She also went out of her way to recommend other contractors to me who were absolutely fabulous as well. Kelly is a gem. I can’t recommend her highly enough. If you are looking for someone to transform your kitchen or any of your furniture, look no further than Kelly Plunkett and 2nd Chance Restoration.

Thank you Kelly for making my home even more beautiful! I can’t thank you enough!


I can’t speak any more highly of Kelly and her husband. They did an AMAZING job painting our kitchen cabinets. They look incredible and they made the process super easy.

They were flexible with our schedule and considerate of our busy life. They take the time to do it right by removing the cabinet and drawer doors and spraying them off site. This made the cabinet paint so smooth. They are organized and kind on top of it all. Great value for the money.

I feel like I got a brand new kitchen!!!