Refurbished with Love revels in the creative spark our clients inspire and we are humbled when they honor our work with such praise.

We love Denise’s work! She is so skilled! She helped us with two very different projects: creating window seat cushions start to finish and creating a bar.

For the window seats, Denise started by bringing over several fabric choices after discussing our style with her. She ordered several different rounds of fabrics before we found the one we loved. She was very patient and offered great advice. She created 3 window seat cushions for our bay windows. Fitting them to the seat was quite challenging and Denise didn’t stop until the cushions fit perfectly...and it was a challenge. They really complete the room.

For the bar I wanted to refurbish for a surprise gift to my husband, Denise searched until she found just the right one with the perfect dimensions. It was a challenge because she had to fit a refrigerator inside it. But she found the perfect piece of furniture. I had no idea how she was going to transform it but with little direction, she refinished, repainted, sanded, removed the middle section for the fridge and replaced the hardware. It was a total transformation and everyone who sees it loves it and can’t believe the “before” vs. “after” picture.

I will certainly call on Denise again for future projects. I love that she is local in Hoboken and can literally walk to my apartment. She’s a real find.
— Hannah and Michael Gordon
Coming from the design field, I was immediately attracted to the creative and whimsical styling of furniture “lifesaver” Denise Carballo. I ran into Denise at the Music Festival and was struck by the individuality of the few pieces she had on display, I picked up one of her cards and by the time I returned home, I was convinced I no longer needed to invest in new furniture when I could use the reasonable rates offered by Refurbished With Love. I not only was able to choose my own fabrics, but I was able to enjoy participating in the creative process. I can assure you that no one else in Hoboken has adorable whimsical chairs like mine. That’s a great feeling. Denise is a full service design and rehab center for furniture. She has a creative sensitivity that she executes quickly and seamlessly. She pick-ups and delivers as well. I highly recommend her work.
— Lisa Roth-Gulvin
I was very lucky to have stumbled across the Refurbished with Love blog only a week before walking past an old but sturdy desk abandoned on a Hoboken sidewalk. Knowing Denise could easily transform a piece with good bones into something spectacular, I snapped a few pictures and texted her right away. She responded immediately, advised me to take a couple of drawers home with me so that any other passerby would know it had found a new owner, and arranged to pick it up within the hour. A couple weeks later I had a gorgeous, shiny “new” turquoise desk that is the focal point of my office, and I couldn’t be happier!
— Melissa Lorenzo-Hervé
Refurbished with love is indeed done with love! I am super pleased with the turnout of these beautiful solid wood dressers Denise did. We narrowed down the “look” I was going for - antique looking and solid wood. She located the pieces for me after sending numerous photos to fine tune my preference. I selected the piece and she handled pick up, etc. Finally we picked paint colors and finishes, such as level of distressing and they turned out amazing!! Way better deal than buying repainted from furniture boutique and custom made! She even made sure the hardware was a good fit! So incidentally I was so pleased she refinished a gorgeous toddler bed for me. It was a “junker” that turned out to be an antique and she sanded and refinished with a beautiful coat of paint with a gorgeous high gloss finish. Looks whimsical in my daughter’s room. Plus working with Denise was a delight! She has southern hospitality and is very talented!
— Gina Benkendorf
Denise understands the importance of preserving a family heirloom. I hired her to refurbish my grandmother’s secretary. I wanted the scratched exterior completely refurbished in a darker stain, but I also wanted to keep a few pieces inside more authentic to preserve its sentimental value. Denise offered up a few great suggestions. She took the time to get the precise stain color mixing a few colors together to make me completely happy with the result. It is clear that this is a passion for her, not a job and it shows.
— H.A. from Hoboken, NJ
We found Refurbished with Love through an online search and were delighted that Denise was both responsive and willing to work with us right away. With a baby on the way in a few months, we were crazed trying to get our nursery together. Denise helped us update a hand-me-down crib with a coat of non-lead based paint and transform a 25+ year old dresser by stripping it down, painting it and adding new drawer pulls. The job was done on-time and within budget. The pick-up and delivery option is excellent in a place like Hoboken where it is tough to transport furniture. Denise has a good eye for style and is skillful in her craft.
— Neil & Sue Blecher