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I had Rene refinish a table for me. A family heirloom. Very professional, very good work.

Ethan Dirks

Incredible Work Rene! Thank You!

Greg and Donna Riley

I have only known Rene Ivers a few years, but I was immediately impressed with her artistic ability not only on refurbishing furniture but her artwork and the different ways she can display that artwork whether wood or cast iron skillets or canvas it is brilliant. In my personal opinion her greatest accolade was the way she restored Big Ben Presbyterian Church she refinished Pew by pew and the pulpit and she did an impressive job our church looks absolutely gorgeous I would recommend Rene for any project and I'm not just saying that because I'm her friend. If you would like to see pictures let us know.

Kathy Tietz
Big Bend Presbyterian Church

THANKS AGAIN AND AGAIN RENE! YES, SHE DOES LOOK ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! We can’t thank you enough for taking on this project — we so appreciate it.

Dave & Laurie Schaefer

Dave & Laurie Schaefer

Rene refinished and reupholstered our dining table and chairs for my husband and I, they turned out beautiful!


I love the earthy style and talents that this studio brings to the table! And I will continue to enjoy bogus Jim road designs for years to come!

Tammy C

Renee refinished two cedar chests for us. The cedar chests were banged up
from moves in the past. She did a remarkable job with the refinish.

We toured her studio and were very impressed with her artistic talent. Great place to buy unique gifts.

V. Cooper

Great work and result! Rene recently repaired and refinished a display table for us and we could not be happier with the end result.

Rod M.

Rene does excellent work! We Highly recommend her!
She refinished a roll top desk for us and a 1950 style office table, and they both turned out beautiful.

Doug and Anita Peters

"Rene is an incredible artist with an eye for combining the beauty of nature with the natural. The melding of her drawing talent and wood products are unmatched in this area. I highly recommend going to the studio and seeing her craft in person!"

Scott B.

"We're new to Rapid City and wanted an end table (water damaged) and a nightstand (sun faded) redone. VERY hard to find anyone doing this kind of work in Rapid, 1st 2 I tried to find per Google were closed. Found Rene...out by Nemo...very friendly, very good pricing and got the 2 pieces back in 2 maybe 3 weeks around XMas holidays...very happy with her work, the nightstand is from a solid cherry heirloom quality bedroom set i'very had for some 40 years. She had to use a golden oak stain!!!! to match the patina the piece had exclusive of the sun fading. The end table was an ebony color with a kind of burl top...she redid the entire piece (beyond the initial damage) and fixed a slight wiggle in one of the legs...over and above what I expected. She has a personal high standard of the piece has got to be right in her eyes. I'm taking a dining table and possibly a headboard in next. With all the mystery woods coming from Vietnam or who knows where in the furniture stores today, her services on older "real" furniture are invaluable."

Deanna B.

"Rene your amazing, super talented & creative, love all your work !! And it is amazing how you can take a piece of furniture that has been neglected and bring it back to beautiful!"

Cindy P.

"It's been my good fortune to have known Rene for many moons now, but being able to call her a friend deems me to be truly blessed.
I am also very fortunate to be a proud owner of at least a dozen various pieces of her impressive handiwork. It's quite apparent that she possesses a God-given talent, which has been, and continues to be, honed with each piece of art that she methodically churns out of the studio after just a few waves of her "magic" paint brush. From wall murals to furniture, quirky to timeless classic, she can and will deliver the goods to your satisfaction. So if you are looking for an original "one of a kind" item, if you demand that your property be treated with nothing less than TLC, and if you expect professional, yet friendly, service that only decades of knowledge and experience in this field can produce, you need look no further. I will continue to recommend Rene to anyone that asks.
Keep up the good work!"

Amy M.

"I have purchased several pieces from Rene. I've also had her draw some amazing things on beautiful pieces of wood. Rene is extremely knowledgeable and sweet to work with. I highly recommend Bogus Jim Road Studio!"

Kris G.

"I stopped up at Rene's and was instantly welcomed. A piece that caught my eye was a castle etched on a beautiful piece of wood. It is by far my favorite piece of woodwork art I have. Thank you, Rene!"

Kelley C.

"I brought Rene a flour cupboard that was my grandmas and needed some TLC. She brought that cupboard back to life and I couldn't be happier with it!! She kept me updated on the progress with pictures and walked me through everything that she was doing. Seeing the finished product brought tears to my eyes!"

Carmen S.