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
General

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

Custom Built

Custom-built lets you choose the details

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 lets you choose the details

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Makeovers

Changing the Style of Furniture

Not all upcycled furniture starts out in bad shape.  These nightstands are the perfect example.  They are traditional in design and finish, with modern hardware.  The client was moving to a new home and wanted to update the look.  The nightstands were solid and in excellent condition--they just didn't fit the new decor.   The… Continue reading Changing the Style of Furniture

Custom Built

Custom Clock

Although most of my work (and the majority of my posts) focus on rehabbing furniture, upcycling encompasses so much more. For instance, leftover wood and hardware can be repurposed in many ways. (You should see my scrap wood pile!) I was asked by a friend to create a 30-inch wall clock with a rustic/industrial theme. I… Continue reading Custom Clock

Amy's Upcycles, painted and stained furniture, Pottstown PA
Makeovers

The beauty of a paint and stain combination

In speaking to clients and potential clients, I get a lot of information about why people are hesitant to have their furniture refinished.  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 having… Continue reading The beauty of a paint and stain combination

custom kitchen island, painted furniture, amy's upcycles
Custom Built, Makeovers

How I Transformed a Desk into a Kitchen Island

I acquired this desk through a friend and I just knew it was asking to be special (and for those raised eyebrows, no-I don't hear voices- but the furniture does have a way of communicating with you if you are willing to listen). The desk is very heavy and extremely well-constructed.  What better transformation than to… Continue reading How I Transformed a Desk into a Kitchen Island

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Makeovers

What A Little Paint Can Do

Take a look at this before and after transformation! I recently had the opportunity to repaint this armoire for a client.  Just a basic paint job. No repairs, no rebuilding, no stripping/sanding/staining.  Yet it is amazing to me what paint can do. The armoire belonged to the client when she was a child, so it… Continue reading What A Little Paint Can Do

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?

Makeovers

The Leftover Makeover

We recently made over our master bathroom, and I wanted to share how a little creativity and some leftover materials can go a long, long way.  Here is the before picture. I knew the "feeling" that I was after for the room.  Let's call it spa meets rustic.  I'm over the moon for vessel sinks,… Continue reading The Leftover Makeover