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A Farm Table for Gathering

A client recently contacted me about building a large, rustic, farm-style dining table, and two matching benches.  She wanted a place for her kids and their friends to gather, as well as a place to host family dinners.  She was hoping to seat 10 people.  After measurements and calculations, we ended up deciding on a… Continue reading A Farm Table for Gathering

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Turn In For Comfort

I don't need to tell you that the world has been turned upsidedown in 2020.  No reminder needed.  What I do want to remind you of (and myself while I'm at it) is that more than ever it is important to create a quiet, safe space for ourselves to regroup, turn inward, and experience comfort… Continue reading Turn In For Comfort

Amy's Upcycles, repurpose, crib to bench, upcycle, Pottstown PA, painted furniture, TCACC
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Crib to Storage Bench

One of my favorite things about working with furniture is to be able to take a piece that no longer serves a purpose for the family and reinvent it into something sentimental, beautiful, and useful. My client held on to the crib she used for her children (it does not get more sentimental than that!!)… Continue reading Crib to Storage Bench

Amy's Upcycles, repurpose, bed to bench, upcycle, Pottstown PA, painted furniture, TCACC
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Bed to Bench Makeover

I have seen posts over the years of people turning beds into benches but had never had the opportunity to convert one myself.  That is, until now!!  My client had her childhood twin size bed which held sentimental value but she didn't have a use for it as a bed. We discussed options and decided… Continue reading Bed to Bench Makeover

Amy's Upcycles, upcycle, custom build, deck box, Pottstown PA
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When you can’t find want you want, custom-build it!

I know I have talked about necessity being the mother of invention in the past,  but it couldn't have held more true with my last project. I had been searching online for a deck box to store our yard games, grilling necessities, and the like.  I didn't really think I was asking for much.  Just… Continue reading When you can’t find want you want, custom-build it!

Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, dresser, white dresser, upcycle, refinish, tack, painted furniture
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White Paint Creates a Crisp Finish for a No-Cost Treasure

I was contacted recently by a client to paint this dresser to give it a fresh, clean new look. It was in great condition except for a "chunk" broken off of the corner of one of the drawers.  There was a little damage to the top, but nothing that a bit of sanding wouldn't smooth… Continue reading White Paint Creates a Crisp Finish for a No-Cost Treasure

scrap wood projects, lanterns, upcycle
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Lanterns From Lumber Scraps

What do you do when life hands you scraps? You build lanterns!! When you do as many projects as I do, you end up with scrap wood.  A LOT of scrap wood.  If I’m not careful, I can become overrun with these little treasures. When I get to the point where I need to reduce… Continue reading Lanterns From Lumber Scraps

Painted Furniture, Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, desk turned kitchen island
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Repurposing Furniture: Turning A Desk into a Kitchen Island

Did you ever have a quality piece of furniture that was nice, but just not something you needed?  Consider transforming it into something you will love--and that will fit your lifestyle! This desk is high-quality and extremely well-constructed.  I wanted to take the opportunity to transform it into something completely different.  Considering the size, quality,… Continue reading Repurposing Furniture: Turning A Desk into a Kitchen Island

Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown, PA, refinish, restore, painted furniture, stained furniture, tcacc, upcycle, sentimental
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Hoosier Cabinet Revival

I am so pleased that I have been able to revive two Hoosier Cabinets this year alone!  If you're unfamiliar, Hoosier Cabinets were used in the early 1900s before kitchen cabinets were built-in.  They provided storage and a work surface--often including flour sifters within the cabinet. My client contacted me to save this cabinet because… Continue reading Hoosier Cabinet Revival

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Combining Paint and Stain on a Single Piece of Furniture Opens Endless Possibilities

I get a lot of feedback in my day to day conversations about why people are hesitant to have their furniture refinished or painted.  Some people strongly believe that you should never paint “good wood”.  Others think that a particular piece is too damaged to be salvaged.  Still, others are just creatively stuck.  They are… Continue reading Combining Paint and Stain on a Single Piece of Furniture Opens Endless Possibilities