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Martha Washington sewing/knitting table, painted furniture, Amy's Upcycles, upcycle
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Sewing Table Repurposed into an Entry Table

I absolutely love these Martha Washington sewing/knitting tables.  I think they are so quirky and fun as entry tables.  This one, however, came to me in pretty rough shape.  The drawers were in pieces (puzzles anyone?) and the bottoms of the storage areas were in bad shape. Obviously, repairs were the place to start.  I… Continue reading Sewing Table Repurposed into an Entry Table

Hoosier Cabinet, Amy's Upcycles, upcycles, refinish, repurpose, customize, painted furniture, Pottstown, PA, TCACC
Makeovers

Walking Down Memory Lane with the Hoosier Cabinet

I was looking through pictures of my work and came across this beauty!  I wanted to highlight this piece because it is the perfect example of taking something old but amazing and making it work for you and your lifestyle. My client was given this cabinet and it was in pretty rough condition.  Although the… Continue reading Walking Down Memory Lane with the Hoosier Cabinet

mom’s childhood rocker with woven seat
Makeovers

Mom’s Childhood Rocker

I was so honored to be asked to restore this sweet little rocker for my client.  It had belonged to his mother when she was a child and had just lost its luster over time.  He wanted it restored to the way it most likely looked when she was a child. Since I was not… Continue reading Mom’s Childhood Rocker

Gloss white desk
Makeovers

A Desk for Generations

Sentimental furniture makes me so happy.  It is such an honor to be a part of keeping a piece of furniture beautiful and useful for a family. A client recently asked me to refinish her father’s desk so that her daughter could use it.  It has the original built-in leather desk pads on top and… Continue reading A Desk for Generations

Completed trestle style dining table with pecan stain and painted white base.
Custom Built

Trestle-Style Dining Table

If you follow my blog, you know that I have built many farm-style dining tables over the years.  So when I received a request for a trestle dining table, I was excited for the challenge!  I had never built a trestle base before, and I think it is such a fantastic style. The base is… Continue reading Trestle-Style Dining Table

Trivets on board over utility sink
Custom Built

Problem Solver #3

I’m not sure if you can relate, but when you have pets in the household, guarding your food can be a full-time job.  Baked goods that are cooling can be swiped (or licked) before you can even turn around. I have always wanted to be able to eat dinner and relax without having to worry… Continue reading Problem Solver #3

Custom Built

Problem Solver #2

Admittedly, having a business built around upcycling can lead to a little bit of a storage problem, and one of the challenges I face is what to do with leftover cuts of wood.  The words “you never know what this could be the perfect solution for” go through my head more often than it should.… Continue reading Problem Solver #2

Wooden note roll holder
Custom Built

Little Problem Solvers

I’m always in problem-solving mode, but at the beginning of a brand new year, I feel especially inspired to come up with creative solutions to small inconveniences around the house.  The satisfaction is disproportionate to the actual original problem, but I’m kinda weird that way! The first “victory” was designing a hanging note pad that… Continue reading Little Problem Solvers