Video Lessons

Business Video Package


Start your own business with this video package. All video tutorial packages are FREE with my “Build a Business” to fit your lifestyle. Includes exclusive pro tips for starting and running your business plus a 3D Virtual Tour of my studio. Downloadable support PDFs to help you run your business.

Faux finishes - 3 Finishes


Create a stone/marbleizing,  antique, or raised plaster finish. These are high-end finishes that will give you a unique finish. If doing professionally will bring you top dollar.

Strip and Staining - 2 Finishes


Restore your original cabinets by stripping and staining them. The techniques you will learn will make it easier to do your own. Stay original and give new life or go dark and create a rich modern look.


Painting - 1 Finish


A step by step guide to painting your cabinets like a professional. Trade secrets that will make it easier to follow and make your cabinets beautiful. By painting, you are creating a whole new atmosphere in your kitchen through color.

Wood Restoration & Painting

Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing… A unique and inexpensive way to update your kitchen.

You can design your own kitchen to fit your wallet. Refinish with a dark stain or have it painted a timeless white… Accent with new knobs and pulls. Change your countertops or maybe you won’t have to, once you have done your own cabinets. A clean paint job on the walls or maybe change your light fixtures to compliment. New backsplash? You can make your kitchen look like you gutted it all and then began all over again without actually doing it.  You don’t have to spend a lot to make it look brand new.

It’s the New Age of Restoration. Save the good wood and help save the planet at the same time. No dumping in the landfills. I can help you achieve this goal.  Coming from the Boston area, we have woods that are hundreds of years old. Take care of it and it will last more than a lifetime.

The videos are step by step, easy to follow.  My hopes are to keep what you have in your home, to learn a new skill to seek employment and/or I would love to see you build your own businesses.

After 34 years of restoration in homes, I am now consulting live via internet (by appointment). This way you can show me your projects that you are planning and seek information that you will need.


Following Jay was a breeze, she was so excited when telling me about how to use colored stain on my cabinets and had amazing insight and details. I have experience with refinishing but without studying up on it or having major experience, I would have never obtained the tips and tricks that she had in her back pocket! Her years of experience shows in her passion and in her work and the outcome of my projects.

– Katrina Trautman

I have used the techniques that she has taught me for my wood projects. Her step by step was easy to follow and by following her gave me the confidence I needed. Projects that we did together were of higher quality than the normal paint jobs.

– Dede Gracey

I started working for Jay as a young neighborhood kid looking for extra summer spending money. From Day 1, there was a standard of excellence that was swiftly established and nothing less would do. Between her attention to detail, and step by step processes, I’ve been able to better organize my own jobs, prioritizing and properly creating best work practices that have helped me in every other field I’ve been a part of in my adult life. One can be assured that learning under Jay means a few of the following words: Prompt Dedicated Efficiency without detriment to Quality PASSION: you can see the love that’s been put into the work and the end result speaks highly for itself.

– Saberlin Armitstead

Jay Barnhart trained me beginning with the basics. I learned the tedious processes that Jay developed with prepping and painting not realizing all the detailed work and timely thinking that all went into the restoration of woodwork. Jay was a phenomenal mentor. but the main thing that insured my success was to make sure that I learned the upmost quality to every handmade technique implemented to each clients home ensuring the most quality work for our client. This all helped build my appreciation that Jay has for the art.. The end result was witnessing clients faces as their kitchen transformed into their new kitchen they designed themselves.

– Alexander Mora

One on One Consultation

Hire me for a one on one consultation with Jay Barnhart if you want help with color, style and product selection for your project. The consultation will be either by phone or Facetime. Your choice of half hour or one-hour consultation. Remember to have your color swatches, samples of whatever you will be changing in any particular room.

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10% of proceeds to go to Habitat for Humanity

Help build strength and stability. At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. When a family helps build or improve a place they can call home, they are also building a better community, a better life for themselves.