Second Looks proprietor Benny Winstead has refinished and restored antique and vintage furniture for hundreds of satisfied customers in the last twenty years. In 2013 he decided to retire from the furniture refinishing business to enjoy his team of mules and his hobby farm. The industry will miss his proud work and devotion, but we wish him well in his retirement! You can still contact us for photo restoration and for hayrides and sleigh-rides at your outdoor events. For your convenience we have provided links to other online and local businesses for your furniture refinishing needs.

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Benny and Jeanne Winstead
7006 S 450 E
Lafayette, Indiana 47909
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Samples of Ben's Furniture Refinishing Legacy

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In 2013 Ben retired from the Furniture Refinishing business. Click for links to other Furniture Refinishers and Antique Restorers in Indiana.

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Jeanne's Favorite Background Music

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I guess for me some dreams die hard. Back when Second Looks went online in the late nineties, I was starry-eyed about the possibilities and technologies of the internet. My initial idea was to try to make the online visitor experience match the actual shopping experience in the flea markets and antique malls of Indiana. So Second Looks pages had a store front that customers clicked to enter a booth (actually a picture of a booth which was an image map with links to inventory items), etc. Along with all that we had background music, little midi files of old-time tunes to match the the season. Later we redesigned the site to optimize the visitor's experience and make it quick and easy to find things. But I hung on to the old-time background music (I know, against all better advise - but most stores you visit on land have background music, don't they?) until finally with the advancement of browser and web programming and markup language standards, it has become almost impossible to embed a midi player in a web page and have it accessible to all browsers (at least without researching lower-level programming techniques, which at present is too time-consuming for this webmaster). Maybe the situation will rectify eventually (one way or another). But until then, hopefully one of the methods below will work for your browser and if you choose to hear an old tune, you can either download it or there will be a player button to click on or off. (By the way as of this writing the current version of QuickTime does not recognize midis.)

Samples of Jeanne's Photo Restoration Work

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Once you have your photos digitally retouched, they will never fade away again - if they do, you just print or have a film developer print a new copy! Jeanne has Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom and is taking computer graphic design classes at Ivy Tech, as she can. She has worked with digital photographs for over ten years. She is starting a photo touch-up service to restore and repair old photos. As a startup venture, she is happy to offer discounted rates. She will give you her best effort and if the repair requires more than she can give, she will be honest with you and refer you on to other professionals.

One advantage to digital retouching is that your precious photos need never leave your possession or even leave your house, if you have a scanner! Jeanne will be happy to walk you through obtaining a high quality scan which you can then email to her. The retouched images can be returned via email or downloaded or mailed on a dvd. Or you can do business with her in person if you prefer.

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Purchases are not final until images meet your approval.

Contact Jeanne for questions and estimates!


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Last updated November 2014


 ☀  7006 S 450 E  ☀  Lafayette, Indiana 47909  ☀  765-523-2366  ☀

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A Wagon Ride with Kate and Annie



Join the backyard chicken movement!

When Ben and I first got our draft mules Kate and Annie, we decided to also add five hens and one rooster to our "barnyard scene." The flock consisted of a buff orpington hen "Buffy", three black jersey giant hens "The Jersey Girls," a Brahma hen "Dharma," and a dark-brown leghorn rooster chick Rudy. They came from a local 4-H leader. Since then we have increased our flock to 20 chickens and we and our neighbors enjoy fresh eggs and the sight of beautiful chickens roaming our yard and barn. One of my favorite books about raising chickens is:

Free Range Chicken Gardens

by author Jessi Bloom

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Scrapbooking Software
FotoFusion Extreme - does collages and two-page spreads
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Attention Dealers!

We also do web-consulting!



Meet the real Betty Boop!
Boop Boop be Doop!

Thanks to Katherine for image obtained from Betty Boop Pictures Archive


Dayton Sunday School Cemetary Walk 2007 :
Lucinda Warwick's Narrative
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- Renowned Artist from the Rockville Covered Bridge Festival!
Beginnings of the Famous Cafe Rienzi
Joan Durant - Interview with a Poet
by Laura Collins
Some Reflections on the Death of Marilyn Monroe
by Dr. Raymond Wise


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In Memory of Johnny Deerr 1923-2005

My Uncle Johhny Deerr was a tail gunner and my Dad Bert Renzetti was a ski trooper in the 10th Mountain Division in WW II

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Sadly my Uncle Johnny Deerr passed away May 20, 2005, a week short of his 82nd birthday. One of his favorite movies was The Sound of Music . This one's for you, Uncle John.


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