Black distressed hutch, before and after
Custom Built

Creative Storage Solution

My client originally contacted me to build storage cabinets to flank her distressed black buffet and hutch.  She does not have enough storage for pantry items and needed a solution.  We discussed options back and forth and never really could come up with an option that would give her what she needed without taking away… Continue reading Creative Storage Solution

Painted antique storage cabinet with shelf
Makeovers

Unique Details–and Unique Challenges

I'm always excited to work on furniture with unique details, and this was no exception. It did, however, come with some unique challenges as well.  The client asked for this beautiful cabinet to be stripped and refinished to what was likely its original stain color. When the client dropped off the piece, she said she… Continue reading Unique Details–and Unique Challenges

Custom Built

Custom Built Your Way

One of the great benefits of having furniture custom-built is that you can solve tricky problems in your home by specifying dimensions, colors, and finishes.  My client was looking for a TV console with specific dimensions for her living room.  She sent me a photo from Remodelaholic.com of what she was looking for, and the link… Continue reading Custom Built Your Way

Amy's Upcycles, refinish, tv stand, cabinet, Pottstown, PA TCACC
Makeovers

When Mother Nature Doesn’t Cooperate

My client contacted me to refinish this small cabinet that holds his television.  He wanted it refinished in a golden oak stain to match the rest of his furniture. When he dropped it off to my shop, there were a few surprises.  It seems that someone had attempted to strip it down but, well, let's… Continue reading When Mother Nature Doesn’t Cooperate

Painted Furniture, Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, desk turned kitchen island
Makeovers

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
Makeovers

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

Amy's Upcycles, upcycle, storage cabinet, painted furniture, Pottstown pa
Makeovers

Unique Storage Option

This storage unit is one of the first pieces I ever upcycled.   I absolutely fell in love with its shape, and although when I first bought it I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with it, I knew it had potential. In its original glory, it had a glass door and sides,… Continue reading Unique Storage Option

cabinet, Amy's Upcycles, painted furniture
Makeovers, Uncategorized

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

General

New Home for a Vintage Stereo

I client recently asked me to build a cabinet to house a vintage stereo system, including two large speakers, a receiver and a CD player.  I got to work on measuring dimensions and designing their cabinet.  Since the overall dimensions would be 32" wide, 21" deep and 46" high, I decided to build the sides… Continue reading New Home for a Vintage Stereo

Makeovers

The Cabinet that Does Everything

This is hands down one of the coolest pieces I have ever had the pleasure to refinish.  It is the "everything" cabinet.  It offers tons of storage in the way of drawers and doors, it showcases collectibles in 9 individual cubbies, and just when you thought it couldn't get any better, the top drawer opens… Continue reading The Cabinet that Does Everything