End table before and after
Makeovers

Elegant Side Table Makeover

Ok, she’s not looking as elegant here, but you can tell this little side table was just lovely in her original glory!  She just needed to be stripped down to her bare bones and given a fresh start.  Structurally, the table is in excellent condition.  It just had wear and tear from use, as well… Continue reading Elegant Side Table Makeover

Vintage tricycle before and after
Makeovers

Not Normally In My Wheelhouse (Pun Intended)

I hesitated in posting this project on my blog because it is not within my normal realm of refinishing furniture.  It is, however, a very sentimental story and you know how I'm a sucker for sentimentality!  A wonderful client of mine asked me to refinish her childhood tricycle so that she could give it to… Continue reading Not Normally In My Wheelhouse (Pun Intended)

white buffet, lilac and lace co
Makeovers

Sentimental Setting

A lot of my refinishing projects focus on sentiment.  This project has a different twist because the finished piece is designed to create a feel.  This piece belongs to Lilac and Lace -- a company that rents out furniture for events.  So sentiment comes in the form of creating a wonderful backdrop for a memorable event.… Continue reading Sentimental Setting

Painted antique storage cabinet with shelf
Makeovers

Unique Details–and Unique Challenges

I'm always excited to work on furniture with unique details, and this was no exception. It did, however, come with some unique challenges as well.  The client asked for this beautiful cabinet to be stripped and refinished to what was likely its original stain color. When the client dropped off the piece, she said she… Continue reading Unique Details–and Unique Challenges

Hoosier Cabinet, Amy's Upcycles, upcycles, refinish, repurpose, customize, painted furniture, Pottstown, PA, TCACC
Makeovers

Walking Down Memory Lane with the Hoosier Cabinet

I was looking through pictures of my work and came across this beauty!  I wanted to highlight this piece because it is the perfect example of taking something old but amazing and making it work for you and your lifestyle. My client was given this cabinet and it was in pretty rough condition.  Although the… Continue reading Walking Down Memory Lane with the Hoosier Cabinet

mom’s childhood rocker with woven seat
Makeovers

Mom’s Childhood Rocker

I was so honored to be asked to restore this sweet little rocker for my client.  It had belonged to his mother when she was a child and had just lost its luster over time.  He wanted it restored to the way it most likely looked when she was a child. Since I was not… Continue reading Mom’s Childhood Rocker

Gloss white desk
Makeovers

A Desk for Generations

Sentimental furniture makes me so happy.  It is such an honor to be a part of keeping a piece of furniture beautiful and useful for a family. A client recently asked me to refinish her father’s desk so that her daughter could use it.  It has the original built-in leather desk pads on top and… Continue reading A Desk for Generations

Completed trestle style dining table with pecan stain and painted white base.
Custom Built

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