Rare Restoration - Village Green Renewal

Founded 2008 • Angie's List since March 2012

Not Rated| 19 Reviews

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Village Green Renewal, now known as RARE Restoration, has graduated from it's early roots as a small repair shop to a full service restoration facility. While we now focus primarily on antique furniture, we still maintain our original service list that includes the repair and restoration of lamps & lighting, porcelain dolls, antique toys, music boxes, caning, statues, frames, vintage locks and nearly anything else that could use a little help from the experts! Come on in to our shop in Brookline Village and poke around, you'll be glad you did. :)...

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05/08/2017

Awesome. My initial concern was cost, as they seemed to be more of a vintage restoration shop, and that usually means expensive. I was pleasantly surprised that they were perfectly happy to fix my trimmer cord, and the entire job came out to around $25. They replaced the cord, cleaned out the dust and the mouse poop (ick) and greased whatever parts needed greasing. Afterward, Seth made sure it pow...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Mice got into the garage over winter. They were cute, they were fuzzy, and they ate the cord end of my hedge trimmer. Which was just out of warranty (naturally). Rare Restoration was highly recommended by a friend, and well reviewed online, so I tried them out for the repair.

CATEGORY handyman service

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05/04/2017

The stove handle was a miracle!!!! I still don't know how Rare Restoration accomplished this amazing feat.  I've had them repair extension chords, lamps and they came to my house to repair my snow  blower. Their prices are very reasonable. In some cases like the extension chord I could have bought  a new extension chord but it was repaired to perfect condition and kept it out of the land fill.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
My house was built in 1964. It is decorated in that motif. Everything was in "mint " condition except a handle that had broken off from my built in original double oven. I was so annoyed! We have lived in our home for 17 years and I tried at least 10 times to get the handle repaired  or replaced without any success. I brought the handle into Ceth and his team at Rare Restoration and in 4 days they found a way to repair the handle and restored the oven to its original PERFECT condition. 

CATEGORY lamp repair

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05/04/2017

Today, I picked up my newly rewired lamp from Rare Restorations. Seth came out to greet me, to follow up with the work done, and to answer any questions I may have had. I asked generally how the process was completed and he walked though the steps. He is very knowledgeable about the mechanics and how to preserve the aesthetics of a piece of work. I appreciate his time and work and highly recommend...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I brought in a lamp to be rewired.

CATEGORY lamp repair

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05/03/2017

These guys really know what they're doing! Seth and crew are top notch and really make sure everything looks great, is strong and sturdy! Could not recommend them more. Plus, the shop is awesome! Run in and have a look, you won't be disappointed!

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Fix chairs and table

CATEGORY furniture repair, lamp repair

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05/01/2017

Village Green Renewal (now "Rare") exceeded my expectations. Excellent workmanship, polite, professional staff, beautiful end result -- all at a very reasonable price. One more note: it can be nerve-wracking letting a treasured heirloom, or irreplaceable antique out of your sight, but owner Seth Barrett and his staff were super conscientious and respectful about how they handled the table and the ...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Refinishing and repairing an antique Middle Eastern table

CATEGORY furniture repair

Services Offered

Our services include the repair and restoration of antique, vintage and modern furniture, vintage lamps and lighting, antique lock-work, stained glass, vintage toys and dolls, frames and artwork, sculptures, music boxes, neon signs, and much, much more. We also duplicate or restore most any aspect of built-in home furnishings, including cabinetry, crown moulding, balusters, paneling, doors and windows. As well, our showroom has a fantastic selection of antique door and window hardware!

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