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The Full Story


Hello and welcome!

I'm Dana Gerdes, owner and artist of Dana's Desings.

I am a mother of four (almost all adult kiddos) and two dogs (they are just like my kids too!) and I live in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. My workshop is at my home which makes it extremely flexible with schedules, etc.

My passion is to create unique finishes on furniture, and I've been fortunate to be able to take classes on several different techniques. 

Ask me how we can reDesign your piece of furniture!

I've always loved the arts and color. As a mother of four amazing children,  for about a decade and a half, there was not much time for art, let alone painting a simple interior wall without a child insisting on helping (and we all know how that turns out!) One day in 2016 I painted a little side table with some chalk paint from Lowe's for fun, and fell back in love with the arts... and very shortly thereafter Dana's Designs came to fruition!


I have met so many amazing people and absolutely love my return clients! Nothing brings me greater joy than delivering a completed custom piece to its home and seeing my clients "awe" of the transformation of their piece. Additionally, antique and vintage furniture have such character and a quality that today's modern furniture does not. There is a great value in reusing a dark dated, yet well made piece and saving it from a landfill. The magic of paint, color and reDesign can save you hundreds of dollars spent on new!

Contact me today and we can discuss the endless options for your furniture and decor needs!

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