Upcycled church pew before and after
Makeovers

Pew Gets a Fresh Makeover

Not all makeovers need to be drastic to be effective.  When my client sent me a photo of this pew, I thought it was gorgeous.  I mean, it has tons of character, it’s 8 feet long and it has been lovingly worn over the years.  My client was looking to “crisp it up” for a… Continue reading Pew Gets a Fresh Makeover

Custom Built

Problem Solver #2

Admittedly, having a business built around upcycling can lead to a little bit of a storage problem, and one of the challenges I face is what to do with leftover cuts of wood.  The words “you never know what this could be the perfect solution for” go through my head more often than it should.… Continue reading Problem Solver #2

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Creating a More Abundant Life at Home

We are all certainly aware that we are spending time at home more than ever these days.  I just rewatched this video from my very gifted friend Erin Cochran from Revealing Redesign.  In this video, she talks about creating a more abundant life at home.  As our perspectives and situations have changed so drastically in the… Continue reading Creating a More Abundant Life at Home

Makeovers

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

Amy's Upcycles, custom build, sofa table, Pottstown PA, TCACC,
Custom Built

These Days, Necessity Truly Is the Mother of Invention

We needed a sofa table to go in our newly refinished basement.  But what do you do when shopping is not an option?  You build from scraps!  Sure, you could order online, but with furniture that gets dicey.  Plus, this way you get EXACTLY what you want.  Size, color, finish...all custom made. I do have to… Continue reading These Days, Necessity Truly Is the Mother of Invention

Custom-built farm table, custom size, custom finish, custom details, amy's upcycles, Pottstown PA
Custom Built

Farm Tables Any Way You Like

As I recently covered in a blog post, custom-built furniture is the perfect way to get EXACTLY what you want.  Don't let big box stores dictate your options.  This week's post illustrates design and finish options of the same basic table build.           The possibilities are limited only to your imagination.… Continue reading Farm Tables Any Way You Like

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

Martha Washington sewing/knitting table, painted furniture, Amy's Upcycles, upcycle
Makeovers

Antique sewing table adds some entryway flair

I absolutely love these Martha Washington sewing/knitting tables.  I think they are so quirky and fun as entry tables.  This one, however, came to me in pretty rough shape.  The drawers were in pieces (puzzles anyone?) and the bottoms of the storage areas were in bad shape. Obviously, repairs were the place to start.  I… Continue reading Antique sewing table adds some entryway flair

one-of-a-kind furniture, upcycle, Amy's Upcycles, painted furniture
Makeovers

One-of-a-Kind Sets You Apart

I recently visited the home of a wonderful couple.  When I walked in the front door, my eye immediately went to a fabulous red high chair in the next room. I was curious because the couple does not have small children, but it was just such a cool piece.  After chatting with them for a… Continue reading One-of-a-Kind Sets You Apart

scrap wood projects, lanterns, upcycle
Custom Built

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 my stash, I create projects where I can use… Continue reading What do you do when life hands you scraps?