Our Work

refinished furniture and decor
fusion fort york red 4 drawer dresser

1-4 Drawer

crinoline and rocky mountain dry brush dresser

5-8 Drawer

custom dark chalk painted buffet


simply trees birch decor


custom mint chalk painted side table


custom green chalk painted chair


fusion - algonquin, champness, lichen, homestead blue, sterling


dark roast table


custom grey chalk painted 9 drawer dresser

The 9’s

country chic elegance + jitter bug, bronze handles and custom burned/painted wood decor


breathing new life into forgotten furniture

  • Amazing biz, products and service! Incredible quality of work and beautifully creative artistry! Be sure to check it out. Rachael - Peterborough, ON

  • Wonderful service! I learned so much, thank you for taking the time to teach me. I look forward to many future conversations and lessons!!Chrissy - Peterborough, ON

  • Visited the store for the 1st time today. It was great and Tara was so helpful. Seeing her work certainly gives you lots of ideas. Thanks, Tara!Sandi - Toronto, ON

  • Beautiful store - we will be doing renos soon in our living room - lots of great ideas and how one would go about working with you and your team! Love the location! Congratulations!Eileen - Peterborough, ON

  • Thank you for your help ! You were very informative and such a pleasure to work with! There is so many beautiful pieces in the shop right now, you do some gorgeous work! Thank you so much I will def be back time and time again πŸ™‚Karli Jo - Peterborough, ON

  • Store looks great. Tara is very helpful and informative. She gives you the confidence to try things you've always wanted to do. Or if your not ready to try on your own, bring your piece to her and she will do it! Thanks for opening my new favourite store!!Kimberly - Peterborough, ON

  • Great work, passionate and very personable. Unique pieces at unbeatable prices. Stop reading this and start buying furniture!Kyle - Peterborough, ON

  • I love the work you do! The buffet I purchased looks incredible in our dining room. I can't wait for your shop to open! Thank you so much!Sam - Cobourg, ON

  • Tara Lee does incredible work and is a super nice person! I bought two pieces in the last week and I can't wait to buy another one! I will never buy new furniture again after seeing her pieces!!Jessica - Peterborough, ON



what we do with vintage and antique furniture


Refinishing furniture is less costly and more eco-friendly than buying new. Older, wood-made pieces will continue to last for many years to come.


Our in-house experts will redesign your outdated (or broken) items. We’ll help to change the look and/or function of your furniture.


Broken drawer? Busted knobs? We can repair or replace them at a fraction of the cost of buying a new piece of furniture.


Love the way it looks but feel like it could be freshened up? Β Dated topcoats, dents, dings, scratches or old paint can be stripped away and the original beauty brought back.

About Us

Chalk Therapy refinishes, redesigns, and upcycles old, vintage, and antique furniture out of a studio workspace in beautiful Peterborough, Ontario. With each item purchased, a portion of the proceeds goes towards helping Cancer Care patients and local families in need.

Our Mission

We pride ourselves in being an eco-friendly shop, using only VOC-free chalk paint, mineral paint, clay-based paint, and no-to-low-VOC stains. Chalk Therapy is also the only store in the Peterborough/Kawartha Lakes area that takes in and breathes new life into broken furniture – keeping it out of our landfills.

Our Suppliers

Chalk Therapy is proud to offer a wide selection of Country Chic clay-based paint, Fusion mineral paint, and Homestead House stains — the very best in Canadian-made, VOC-free products.

Local, high quality, unique furniture & decor

We use chalk paint, mineral paint, and clay-based paint to refinish or redesign vintage, antique furniture


If you have a piece of furniture that you want refinished, or if you’d rather donate it and see it be turned into something beautiful (rather than taken to the landfill), send us an email at [email protected]

If possible, please also provide a photo, description, and measurements of the item.

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