Makeovers

Eye Catching Little Table Makeover

I bought this little table at a thrift store a few years ago.  It is in great condition, it just didn’t have a lot going for it aesthetically.  It had this great inset area on the top that was just begging for something interesting. I decided on penny tile for the top, so that I… Continue reading Eye Catching Little Table Makeover

Ironing board cabinet with mirror
Custom Built

Ironing Board Cabinet

I hate to iron.  Seriously.   I avoid purchasing items that require ironing.   And if I do happen to  purchase something that I later discover it does require ironing, I won’t wear it because, let’s face it, once I do I will just have to wash it and iron it all over again.  It… Continue reading Ironing Board Cabinet

Builder grade oak vanity before
Makeovers

Bathroom Vanity Makeover

It’s not often I get to work on bathroom vanities.  While I don’t do work on-site, I was able to refinish this vanity for my client because they removed it during demo of their bathroom and will reinstall it once I’m finished. The cabinet (pictured here on its back in the workshop) is oak and… Continue reading Bathroom Vanity Makeover

Trivets on board over utility sink
Custom Built

Problem Solver #3

I’m not sure if you can relate, but when you have pets in the household, guarding your food can be a full-time job.  Baked goods that are cooling can be swiped (or licked) before you can even turn around. I have always wanted to be able to eat dinner and relax without having to worry… Continue reading Problem Solver #3

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

Wooden note roll holder
Custom Built

Little Problem Solvers

I’m always in problem-solving mode, but at the beginning of a brand new year, I feel especially inspired to come up with creative solutions to small inconveniences around the house.  The satisfaction is disproportionate to the actual original problem, but I’m kinda weird that way! The first “victory” was designing a hanging note pad that… Continue reading Little Problem Solvers

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

bathroom renovation, before and after pictures, Amy's Upcycles
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

crib, bench, repurpose
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