Looking for some reader advice- I have recently come across a STEAL of a campaign chest and am thinking of having it professionally painted by an auto body shop (may sound silly if you've never heard of this before, but many auto shops will paint furniture for you and it comes out with a perfect, glossy finish, much better than I could possibly do myself).
The shop won't give me a quote over the phone, so before I hassle with bringing it to the shop, does anyone have a ballpark figure of what this costs? Anyone out there had this done before? I'd love to hear from you! Obviously I know the cost will differ depending on the piece being painted and the geographic area, but I'm trying to get an approximation so when they quote me a price, I'll have some frame of reference. Are we looking at $100? $200? Less? More? I have NO clue.
While I would love to say I am as talented as Jenny at Little Green Notebook in the campaign furniture painting department, I have neither the time, the space, nor the patience to undertake such a large task! Any thoughts are much appreciated.