Amy's Upcycles, Upcycle, Refinish, Painted Furniture, Pottstown, PA, repurpose, reuse
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Work With What You Have

I recently hosted a workshop with Erin Cochran of Revealing Redesign on how to get "unstuck" with your home challenges.  One of the topics we covered with this wonderful group of fun and energetic people (I'm telling you, this group was a hoot!) is working with what you already have.  You may look at some… Continue reading Work With What You Have

Reworking Home Workshop, Chester County PA, February 6, 2020
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Reworking Home Workshop

We all dream of the perfect home that meets our needs and nurtures our families. Let us help you navigate some of the challenges of creating YOUR dream home! Erin Cochran of Revealing Redesign and Amy Konop of Amy's Upcycles, LLC are hosting a Reworking Home Workshop on February 6th!! Bring your pictures and your… Continue reading Reworking Home Workshop

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Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season

      I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season--whatever your faith or beliefs.  I think it's important to remember this time of year that regardless of the words, the sentiment remains the same.  This is the season of love, compassion, joy, and giving.  May you be blessed in the New… Continue reading Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season

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All The Good Feelings

I've noticed a couple of trends emerging this year.  Relax, I'm not going to get into politics or any of the social quicksand that we are all dealing with.  Quite the opposite.  I am finding that people are in a desperate search for a way to feel good.  So many people have stopped watching the… Continue reading All The Good Feelings

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Creating a More Abundant Life at Home

I want to share with you a recent post from my sweet and incredibly talented friend Erin Cochran from Revealing Redesign.  In this video, she talks about creating a more abundant life at home.  I promise you the 8-minute commitment you make to this video will be worth it!  She will make you think of… Continue reading Creating a More Abundant Life at Home

amy's upcycles, Pottstown PA, Painted furniture
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As the Holiday Season Kicks Off, Let’s Remember the Value of Gratitude

Gratitude This week's post may seem a little off-topic, but I promise to circle it back. I noticed my attitude and chain of thoughts this week as I started the chore of dusting my house. Now, I have to say that dusting is truly one of my least favorite home maintenance activities. So, as I’m… Continue reading As the Holiday Season Kicks Off, Let’s Remember the Value of Gratitude

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Top 5 Ways to Source Furniture for DIY Makeovers

Sourcing furniture for DIY projects can be fun and exhilarating.  Check out my top 5 resources for scoring the best pieces. If you are interested in DIY furniture upcycling, the first obvious step is sourcing your pieces. I have gone through a lot of trial and error to determine the best places to find furniture… Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Source Furniture for DIY Makeovers

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Time to Let Ourselves Off the Hook

"There’s nothing here that’s too perfect. And that’s OK. It works with the house." -Carey Vizzi Jacobs, Magnolia Journal, Summer 2017 Have you ever looked around your house and seen everything that was "wrong"?  Do you find yourself apologizing to company about the rug that needs replacing, the table that is showing its age or… Continue reading Time to Let Ourselves Off the Hook

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Spring Cleaning Recycle Resources

Not to be Debbie Downer, but I did a little research and according to the EPA graphic, (most recent statistics from 2015) the United States generated 262.4 MILLION TONS OF TRASH.  IN ONE YEAR!!!  Of that, 137.7 million tons ended up in landfills.  The days of thinking that the garbage truck just takes what we discard… Continue reading Spring Cleaning Recycle Resources

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It’s More than Just a Job

Some of you have seen this picture that I recently found on Pinterest and reposted. When I read this quote, it actually made something in my heart ache because it is so relatable.  For me, furniture is my artwork.  When you see a piece of my furniture in a shop or on my website, you see… Continue reading It’s More than Just a Job