Meet Professional Cabinet Painting Duo Sarah Hines and Mets Schilstra

Central Indiana’s Shines Studios is a professional cabinet painting and refinishing company with faux finish solutions for every surface and style! We are the go-to experts for designers, architects, builders, business owners and homeowners. We have done numerous projects across Indiana and the Midwest. We specialize in custom decorative and faux finishes for cabinets, walls and ceilings.

Sarah Hines and Mets Schilstra

Why We Paint

A Note from Sarah Hines (& Mets Schilstra)

We are kind of the sweethearts of the decorative painting industry. We were both deep rooted in this industry and working separately when we met at a 2013 International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL) artist conference. He was in the Atlanta, Georgia, market, and I was in Indiana. We were inspired by each other, fell in love, started a business together and got married. The rest is history.

I am right brain, and he is left brain. Together, as a collaborative husband and wife team, we are a creative force to be reckoned with and execute our clients’ visions in a big way. Our niche is custom cabinet painting and refinishing and faux finishing, but we also offer a full array of wall and ceiling faux finishes. Additionally, we do furniture restoration as well.

I am the artist, chief creative, scheduler and all around nerdy girl. I adore the chemistry of what we do too! Which, if I’m being technical is really cabinet refinishing not cabinet painting. Now, Mets is the workhorse, chief problem solver, project manager and all around get it done guy. Together, we are the perfect team!

We believe in applying a finish that preforms and stands the test of time. We are dedicated to providing our clients with expert design and color advice and a phenomenal end product. We only use water-based lacquers. Solvent-based products tend to yellow out over time and are very user unfriendly both for us and in the client’s home environment.

We are unique problem solvers in our business. We transform the most important spaces in our clients homes. Our goal is to provide the best finishing solutions for cabinets and other surfaces.

We are actively involved in the cabinet refinishing and decorative industry and are constantly refining our processes and researching the newest products, trends and tools of the trade.

Shines Studios | Owners Sarah Hines & Mets Schilstra


Arcadia, Broad Ripple, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Fortville, Geist, Lapel, Lebanon, McCordsville, Meridian-Kessler, Noblesville, Westfield, Indianapolis, Greenwood, Pendleton, Whitestown, Zionsville.


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No matter what your project, we have the perfect finish!