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

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Playing around with stain

I've been experimenting with unconventional use of stain on furniture.  A few weeks ago I posted a blog called Pent Up Creativity about a table that I had done to resemble a seascape. This time I decided to play with a combination of stain and paint.  When I first saw this table, I was drawn… Continue reading Playing around with stain

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Damaged Dresser Gets a Classy Makeover

I was looking through some old pictures recently and came across this makeover from a few years back.  I thought it was a good representation of possibilities.  I still love the soft neutrals and how the hardware POPS! The dresser was in pretty rough shape when I bought it.  There were a lot of scratches (and… Continue reading Damaged Dresser Gets a Classy Makeover


Positive habits

Well, we have been at this "new normal" for a while now.  I have seen my life change in many ways, as I'm sure everyone has.  Out of curiosity, I recently posed the following question on a social media site (Creating a Cozy Life - Hygge style): What positive habits or routines that you adopted… Continue reading Positive habits

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Hoosier Cabinet Reborn

This Hoosier cabinet makeover was so much fun! My client was given this cabinet and it was in pretty rough condition.  Although the flour bin and sifter were in great shape, it was missing the roll-down door on the top and the decorative trim on the bottom of the base was no longer attached.  The floor… Continue reading Hoosier Cabinet Reborn

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A table makeover to distract you from coronavirus

I want to share a recent project that I completed for a local business (before the shut down).  It is a round table used in an office during consultations.  The table fits the needs of the office well, and as it does not have individual legs, it works well for sitting side by side during… Continue reading A table makeover to distract you from coronavirus


I’m Still Here…Wondering What I Can Do

I hope this post finds each of you safe and healthy.  I have been uncharacteristically quiet lately because, frankly, I don't know what to say.  I find that personally, I am sick of hearing about the Coronavirus.  In contrast, anything else seems frivolous.  So I'm just going to speak from my heart. This situation sucks.… Continue reading I’m Still Here…Wondering What I Can Do

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Old Dresser Makeover

I have a thing for old dressers.  I love their lines, curves, and style.  I love their quality--even if they are in need of repair. I simply could not pass on this dresser.  The curved top drawer, the detail in the shape and that cool (and somewhat odd) vacuum cleaner stamp on the back of… Continue reading Old Dresser Makeover

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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


Returning Furniture to its Original Finish

Many of the pieces that I make over have elements of paint.  Paint can be used to refresh a dated look, coordinate with a client's style, express creative license or cover damage too extensive to blend into a stained finish.  However, when I client asks me to return a piece to its original finish, there… Continue reading Returning Furniture to its Original Finish