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Crib to Storage Bench

One of my favorite things about working with furniture is to be able to take a piece that no longer serves a purpose for the family and reinvent it into something sentimental, beautiful, and useful. My client held on to the crib she used for her children (it does not get more sentimental than that!!)… Continue reading Crib to Storage Bench

Amy's Upcycles, upcycle, custom build, deck box, Pottstown PA
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When you can’t find want you want, custom-build it!

I know I have talked about necessity being the mother of invention in the past,  but it couldn't have held more true with my last project. I had been searching online for a deck box to store our yard games, grilling necessities, and the like.  I didn't really think I was asking for much.  Just… Continue reading When you can’t find want you want, custom-build it!

Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, Laundry Room Makeover, Upcycle, painted furntiture

Laundry Room Update

If you follow my blog, you know I am always talking about working with what you have and making your house work for you.  My latest home project (yes, this is how I spend my free time) is a perfect example. When we bought our house 4 years ago, it had a pretty laundry room… Continue reading Laundry Room Update

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Unique Storage Option

This storage unit is one of the first pieces I ever upcycled.   I absolutely fell in love with its shape, and although when I first bought it I wasn't sure exactly what I was going to do with it, I knew it had potential. In its original glory, it had a glass door and sides,… Continue reading Unique Storage Option

Martha Washington sewing/knitting table, painted furniture, Amy's Upcycles, upcycle

Antique sewing table adds some entryway flair

I absolutely love these Martha Washington sewing/knitting tables.  I think they are so quirky and fun as entry tables.  This one, however, came to me in pretty rough shape.  The drawers were in pieces (puzzles anyone?) and the bottoms of the storage areas were in bad shape. Obviously, repairs were the place to start.  I… Continue reading Antique sewing table adds some entryway flair

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Custom TV Console

I recently had one of my regular clients ask if I could build her a TV console for their family room.  She sent me a photo of what she wanted, and lucky for me, there were building plans attached!  I followed the design plans from Remodelaholic found here. The building plans warned that this piece… Continue reading Custom TV Console

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Cutting Board Hack

I want to share a simple cutting board storage idea with you.  If you are like us, you use cutting boards several times a day (my favorites happen to be wood).  The challenge is how to keep them accessible and let them dry completely between uses.  Cue my incredibly simple cutting board rack (or hack!)… Continue reading Cutting Board Hack


Snazzy Storage Upgrade

I client of mine came across this cool little cabinet.  It is unique in how many drawers it has for storage and definitely has a vintage feel.  The problem was that it looked a little too much like a piece of office furniture.  We decided that the original finish on the metal should stay as… Continue reading Snazzy Storage Upgrade

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At Attention

I was recently hired by Dave and Lesley Shade from At Attention Dog Training in King of Prussia to help complete their military-based dog training facility.  I normally work on one or two pieces for a client within their decor and was so excited to be a part of building an entire brand for this… Continue reading At Attention


New Home for a Vintage Stereo

I client recently asked me to build a cabinet to house a vintage stereo system, including two large speakers, a receiver and a CD player.  I got to work on measuring dimensions and designing their cabinet.  Since the overall dimensions would be 32" wide, 21" deep and 46" high, I decided to build the sides… Continue reading New Home for a Vintage Stereo