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

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

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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

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

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

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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


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


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


A Little Love and TLC

This honker of a piece was donated to me by a friend.  It is BIG.  I mean...BIG.  And heavy. Nonetheless, it was free and it was beautiful in its day.  Today, however, is not that day.  It was badly scratched on the top and the old polyurethane was flaking off, revealing a red stain beneath.… Continue reading A Little Love and TLC