Our Mission

We restore furniture. In the process, we restore ourselves. One piece at a time, for one peace at a time.

It took me 14 years post-combat and a lifetime of fakeness to realize I had a problem. I hid every emotion, relationship and social interaction until I got a brush in my hand. Our mission is to help you find peace through paint.

Our Services

I'm available for projects in the Dallas area.

If you have a piece you'd like to be restored, please let me know by email at cvrrme@gmail.com or by calling 786-578-5704. We'll talk about your project and pricing, and I can pick up the piece or work on site, depending on the job and your preference.

Our Work

Mid-Century Door Headboard

Refurbished Desk

Cabinet Facelift

Our Story

I'm Matthew, and I have Combat PTSD.

I went to Iraq on February 21st, 2003. My unit began the ground campaign that transitioned from Operation Enduring Freedom to Operation Iraqi Freedom. I was lucky. I didn't experience the things my brothers and sisters in arms had to after me.

But what I did experience, I hid. It affected every relationship in my life. I even hid from my own family. I withdrew and hid, because they wouldn't understand.

I wouldn't say anything to anyone for a reason. How could they know what I know and understand what I feel?

After more relationships fell apart, I realized it was my fault. I had a problem. So I went to rehab, and I was lucky to find a counselor who told me what I was thinking before I opened my mouth. Then she told me why. At that moment, I knew I wasn’t alone. She changed my life.

Around the same time, my stepmother asked me to paint a desk that had sat idle for four years in her garage. I did it. That was the first moment in 14 years I found peace -- true peace -- in my life. It was like watering your driveway.

My ultimate goal through CVRRMe is to teach other Combat Veterans to paint. If I can have one, just one, feel that peace, this will be worth everything. Other Veterans have had it worse than I have, but here, that doesn’t matter. Just one brush stroke, just one piece, just one moment of peace, is all that matters.

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Our Future

We're just getting started.

"They don't understand" and "they never will." It's time to come to peace with that. I found that first peace in my life, and it was with a brush in my hand -- not a glass or a drug, or in a group or an intervention. Our future is helping other Combat Veterans find peace through paint, like I did. This isn't for other people. This is for you.

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