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

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Makeovers

Sentimental Dresser Becomes Beautiful Again

This dresser may go down as one of my all-time favorite makeovers. It was a custom order from a client who wanted me to give it a fresh face. It was a sentimental piece which once belonged to her father-in-law. There were several coats of paint on the entire dresser, and there were two small… Continue reading Sentimental Dresser Becomes Beautiful Again

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

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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

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Makeovers

Saving Grandma’s Dresser

When a client contacted me to revive her grandmother's dresser, estimated at about 100 years old, I was so excited for the opportunity!  Restoring old, sentimental pieces makes me swoon!!  Upon seeing the dresser in person, I realized it was going to be a big undertaking.  All of the drawers needed to have the bottoms… Continue reading Saving Grandma’s Dresser

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Makeovers

This Armoire Was My Biggest Makeover Yet-Literally!

As many of you who follow me know, I am no stranger to the occasional roadside find.  So when my husband spotted this television armoire with a FREE sign on it, he naturally alerted me to the location.   I couldn't believe my good fortune!  I headed out with my trailer and met my husband at… Continue reading This Armoire Was My Biggest Makeover Yet-Literally!

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

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Makeovers

The Server with (Almost) No Love

When a client reached out to me to refinish her server, I was super excited.  It has GORGEOUS lines, curves, and hardware!  What it didn't have was the love of the rest of her family.  Nobody wanted her to keep this piece.  Challenge accepted!! The biggest factor that this server had working against it was… Continue reading The Server with (Almost) No Love

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Makeovers

The corner shelf that was begging to be beautiful again

When my client contacted me about refinishing this cool corner shelving unit, it seemed pretty straightforward. She requested a combination of paint and stain.  The trick was fixing all of the damage that plagued the shelves.  It had fallen forward at one point and that caused damage throughout the structure of the top.  The fronts… Continue reading The corner shelf that was begging to be beautiful again

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Makeovers, Uncategorized

You won’t believe this cabinet makeover

Check out this fantastic little cabinet!  My client was originally going to get rid of it, but at the last minute changed her mind.  I'm so glad she did because by highlighting the unique features of the design, the makeover turned out fantastic! The cabinet was in rough shape but had fantastic features.  Definitely worth… Continue reading You won’t believe this cabinet makeover