Trivets on board over utility sink
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Problem Solver #3

I’m not sure if you can relate, but when you have pets in the household, guarding your food can be a full-time job.  Baked goods that are cooling can be swiped (or licked) before you can even turn around. I have always wanted to be able to eat dinner and relax without having to worry… Continue reading Problem Solver #3

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Custom Built Your Way

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 Your Way

Amy's Upcycles, repurpose, crib to bench, upcycle, Pottstown PA, painted furniture, TCACC
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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
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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

Amy's Upcycles, upcycle, storage cabinet, painted furniture, Pottstown pa
Makeovers

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
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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

Makeovers

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