Completed trestle style dining table with pecan stain and painted white base.
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Trestle-Style Dining Table

If you follow my blog, you know that I have built many farm-style dining tables over the years.  So when I received a request for a trestle dining table, I was excited for the challenge!  I had never built a trestle base before, and I think it is such a fantastic style. The base is… Continue reading Trestle-Style Dining Table

Mission style dining table, distressed black with brown stain table top.

A Mission-Style Dining Table Makeover

I am so excited to share this project with you!  I was given this table and chair set by a client who no longer wanted them.  I have had it tucked away in my garage for a few years now.  So much of my work now is custom for clients that I rarely have a… Continue reading A Mission-Style Dining Table Makeover

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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

Amy's Upcycles, upcycle, painted furniture, dining table makeover, Pottstown PA, TCACC

The (Almost) Unrecognizable Dining Table

I refinish a lot of dining tables.  Tables are often a large inventment in the way of furniture, and it only makes sense to make them last. This dining table took a makeover to a whole other level.  Most of my clients want their tables returned to their original condition--involving repairing damage and restaining and… Continue reading The (Almost) Unrecognizable Dining Table

Amy's Upcycles, Upcycle, Refinish, Painted Furniture, Pottstown, PA, repurpose, reuse

Work With What You Have

I recently hosted a workshop with Erin Cochran of Revealing Redesign on how to get "unstuck" with your home challenges.  One of the topics we covered with this wonderful group of fun and energetic people (I'm telling you, this group was a hoot!) is working with what you already have.  You may look at some… Continue reading Work With What You Have

custom built dining table, painted furniture, personalize, Pottstown PA
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Custom-Built and Personalized Table

I was asked to build two large farm tables for a client.  He frequently opens his home up to friends, family and the community and was looking for a way to seat a crowd, while being able to store the tables when not in use.  I came up with a design that would allow the… Continue reading Custom-Built and Personalized Table


The Big (re)Finish

A few weeks ago I posted about the makeover of a gorgeous buffet/hutch (see Beautiful Both Ways). I just had the opportunity to refinish the dining table top in the same room.  The table is solid hickory and beautifully made.  It did have a few rings on it from 30 years of use, and it… Continue reading The Big (re)Finish


Dining table refresh

Sometimes all a dining set needs is a simple refresh.  This table had served my client's family for years and was still in excellent structural condition.  It just needed a little cosmetic refinishing. The client has a lot of wood in her kitchen, so after discussing options, we decided on painting the chairs, table legs… Continue reading Dining table refresh


Dining Table Refresh

I was contacted by this client to give her table and dining room chairs an update.  It is a quality, oak dining set that the family had been using for many years and, barring a few marks, was in excellent condition.   The finish was a honey oak and they were ready for a change.… Continue reading Dining Table Refresh