Dresser makeover, before and after
Makeovers, Uncategorized

Modern Makeover of a Dated Dresser

I love a good dresser makeover.  They are such blank canvases that can go in almost any direction.  This dresser is simple and very well made, but had some features that dated it.   The first thing I needed to address was the scrolls on the bottom.  I was looking for a clean, modern look,… Continue reading Modern Makeover of a Dated Dresser

Small dresser makeover after-coastal vibe with driftwood and ocean blue finish
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Drab Dresser turns Coastal Cool

The petite stature of this dresser is what drew me in immediately. At 28.5 x 25.5 x 16, my first thought was how perfect it would be for an entryway! Plenty of storage for mail, leashes, bags, and keys. The problem was in the aesthetics. It was drab, damaged, and dated. I decided that coastal-inspired… Continue reading Drab Dresser turns Coastal Cool

Hygge, Amy's Upcycles, comfort, Pottstown PA, painted furniture

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

cabinet, Amy's Upcycles, painted furniture
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You won’t believe this cabinet makeover

Check out this fantastic little cabinet!  My client was originally going to get rid of it, but at the last minute changed her mind.  I'm so glad she did because by highlighting the unique features of the design, the makeover turned out fantastic! The cabinet was in rough shape but had fantastic features.  Definitely worth… Continue reading You won’t believe this cabinet makeover

poster bed, painted furniture
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Poster bed makeover

If I can help someone envision their furniture in a different way, they can fall in love with it all over again. Instead of looking at a bed or dresser and deciding that you want to purchase something new, I want to challenge people to see furniture through the lens of what it could be with… Continue reading Poster bed makeover

Custom Built, Uncategorized

Thinking Outside the Block

When we overhauled our kitchen last year, we replaced our laminate kitchen counters with butcherblock.  We purchased the unfinished butcher block and stained, sealed and installed them ourselves.  Now, if your kitchen is anything like ours, you know how valuable counter space is and how easy it is for it to get away from you.… Continue reading Thinking Outside the Block

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Reducing Drafts

A client recently asked me to help her reduce the draft in her living room that was coming from her fireplace surround.  It seemed that no matter what she tried, there was always a "wind" blowing from the fireplace.  She had the idea of covering the entire opening to reduce the airflow but wanted it… Continue reading Reducing Drafts

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Dry Sink and Cedar Chest Makeover

I had the pleasure of refinishing a dry sink and cedar chest for a client recently.  Both items had been in the family and held sentimental value.  The dry sink had been painted red at some point over the years, and had also served as a teething block for some puppies along the way!  It… Continue reading Dry Sink and Cedar Chest Makeover

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Not Exactly as I Planned

When I spotted this beauty at an auction, I knew I had to have her. (OK, maybe former beauty, but I could see her potential). I knew exactly what I wanted to do to bring her back to life. And then I got her home. Let's just say things did not go as planned. I… Continue reading Not Exactly as I Planned