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Makeovers

Reflecting on Renovations

I recently came across this blog post from our master bathroom renovation.  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… Continue reading Reflecting on Renovations

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Custom Built, Makeovers

A New Spin on Repurposing a Crib into a Bench

I received a lot of positive feedback on my previous crib-to-bench and bed-to-bench repurposing projects.  As a result, I had another client reach out and ask me to do the same for her crib.  The part I love most about repurposing is that each project--while similar in concept--is completely different in execution and final results.… Continue reading A New Spin on Repurposing a Crib into a Bench

General

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

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General

What Adds Comfort to Your Home?

As we all try to navigate this challenge new reality, we are spending a lot more time at home.  We are working, learning, and even shopping from home now more than ever.  With all the extra time and demands now placed on our homes, it only makes sense to want to make that space feel… Continue reading What Adds Comfort to Your Home?

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Custom Built

A Farm Table for Gathering

A client recently contacted me about building a large, rustic, farm-style dining table, and two matching benches.  She wanted a place for her kids and their friends to gather, as well as a place to host family dinners.  She was hoping to seat 10 people.  After measurements and calculations, we ended up deciding on a… Continue reading A Farm Table for Gathering

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Custom Built

Crib to Storage Bench

One of my favorite things about working with furniture is to be able to take a piece that no longer serves a purpose for the family and reinvent it into something sentimental, beautiful, and useful. My client held on to the crib she used for her children (it does not get more sentimental than that!!)… Continue reading Crib to Storage Bench

Amy's Upcycles, repurpose, bed to bench, upcycle, Pottstown PA, painted furniture, TCACC
Custom Built

Bed to Bench Makeover

I have seen posts over the years of people turning beds into benches but had never had the opportunity to convert one myself.  That is, until now!!  My client had her childhood twin size bed which held sentimental value but she didn't have a use for it as a bed. We discussed options and decided… Continue reading Bed to Bench Makeover

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Custom Built

When you can’t find want you want, custom-build it!

I know I have talked about necessity being the mother of invention in the past,  but it couldn't have held more true with my last project. I had been searching online for a deck box to store our yard games, grilling necessities, and the like.  I didn't really think I was asking for much.  Just… Continue reading When you can’t find want you want, custom-build it!

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, Pottstown PA, upcycle, refinish, restore, painted furniture
Makeovers

Mid-Century Modern Refresh

I LOVE a good restoration challenge.  When my client originally contacted me, she was interested in having the tops of her bedroom set (two dressers and a nightstand) refinished.  She had originally purchased this Heywood-Wakefield set from her grandfather's furniture store, so they hold sentimental value.  They had significant wear, but not uncommon for pieces… Continue reading Mid-Century Modern Refresh