antique dresser, amy's upcycles, painted furniture, refinish, Pottstown PA
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

armoire makeover, amy's upcycles, Pottstown PA, painted furniture
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

server, buffet, makeover, painted furniture
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

corner shelves, damage, repair, painted furniture, makeover, before and after
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

cabinet, Amy's Upcycles, painted furniture
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

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

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

one-of-a-kind furniture, upcycle, Amy's Upcycles, painted furniture
Makeovers

One-of-a-Kind Sets You Apart

I recently visited the home of a wonderful couple.  When I walked in the front door, my eye immediately went to a fabulous red high chair in the next room. I was curious because the couple does not have small children, but it was just such a cool piece.  After chatting with them for a… Continue reading One-of-a-Kind Sets You Apart

custom kitchen island, painted furniture, amy's upcycles
Custom Built, Makeovers

How I Transformed a Desk into a Kitchen Island

I acquired this desk through a friend and I just knew it was asking to be special (and for those raised eyebrows, no-I don't hear voices- but the furniture does have a way of communicating with you if you are willing to listen). The desk is very heavy and extremely well-constructed.  What better transformation than to… Continue reading How I Transformed a Desk into a Kitchen Island

painted furniture, Amy's Upcycles, armoire makeover
Makeovers

What A Little Paint Can Do

Take a look at this before and after transformation! I recently had the opportunity to repaint this armoire for a client.  Just a basic paint job. No repairs, no rebuilding, no stripping/sanding/staining.  Yet it is amazing to me what paint can do. The armoire belonged to the client when she was a child, so it… Continue reading What A Little Paint Can Do