Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, dresser, white dresser, upcycle, refinish, tack, painted furniture
Makeovers

White Paint Creates a Crisp Finish for a No-Cost Treasure

I was contacted recently by a client to paint this dresser to give it a fresh, clean new look. It was in great condition except for a "chunk" broken off of the corner of one of the drawers.  There was a little damage to the top, but nothing that a bit of sanding wouldn't smooth… Continue reading White Paint Creates a Crisp Finish for a No-Cost Treasure

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

amysupcycles, pottstown pa, Trestel desk, vintage, desk
Makeovers

Trestle Desk with Great Bones

I have a garage full of furniture waiting to be transformed into something amazing.  But when a friend sent me pictures of this desk that one of her clients was selling, I had to jump on it.  This trestle desk is so cool, has plenty of workspace and tons of storage.  The finish and hardware,… Continue reading Trestle Desk with Great Bones

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

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

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

Makeovers

The Sweetest Story of a Desk Reimagined

I absolutely love the story behind this desk.  My client took over her father's business, and he had taken it over from his father.  This desk was the original desk in her grandfather's office.  You can actually feel the history and sentiment when you look at it.  It was well worn from generations of use.… Continue reading The Sweetest Story of a Desk Reimagined

custom built dining table, painted furniture, personalize, Pottstown PA
Custom Built

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

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