Customer Reviews

We inherited this deacon’s bench when my parents downsized, from the home I grew up in, and moved to a retirement community. The base color of the bench was black oil based paint. The bench was repainted with a cream color latex paint. The latex paint started to peal and we tried to strip both coats ourselves, but just couldn’t get it right. We found Amy with a Google search and emailed a picture of the bench, requesting a quote to repaint the bench to match the stereo cabinet in our family room.  She offered us several creative options in terms of the finish so that it would be a refreshed version of an antique, without compromising its integrity.
We were ecstatic with the results and her quality of work.  We will definitely be keeping her in mind for future projects!
Bill & Dawn Michel

Bill and Dawn M.

Amy recently painted my old bedroom furniture. She gave me advice on
the overall design and also helped me select the right colors and drawer
pulls. She was professional to work with, timely, and very responsive.
The furniture looks fantastic! Her work is high quality and I would
recommend her to anyone.

Tricia R.

If you are looking for fresh ideas to refurbish or revamp an old, outdated piece of furniture, then Amy is your person to call! As part of my redecorating and purging efforts over the past few years, Amy has been able to take pieces of furniture that were either damaged & ugly or stowed away in storage and turned them into vibrant usable show pieces. I love all five pieces Amy has “Upcycled” for me. 

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

Amy took my old childhood bed and my kids crib (which I just couldn’t part with) and turned them into beautiful benches I use everyday. She gave new life to some damaged roadside picks that had lots of potential! Most recently she updated one of my moms pieces which badly needed a facelift and now brings me joy every day as part of my home office! Spring is the time to out those old pieces and give Amy a call to get some ideas on how to turn something special hiding in the basement to something beautiful that can make you smile every day. 🙂

Marie S.

“Whenever I see a cool piece of furniture that I think has potential, Amy is my go to girl. She has done multiple pieces for me and always takes the time to understand my vision and executes it perfectly. My favorite piece was an old Hoosier cabinet that she turned into a coffee bar. Hoosier Cabinet, Amy's Upcycles, upcycles, refinish, repurpose, customize, painted furniture, Pottstown, PA, TCACCEvery time someone walks into my kitchen, they always comment about what an amazing piece it is. Amy’s work is incredible!”

Lauren M.

Amy refinished, repaired and painted my 93-year old Philadelphia-crafted mahogany dining room cabinets. From the first email throughout the entire process, Amy was responsive and thoughtful. She was interested in learning our taste and lifestyle,  and her suggestions were utterly creative. I was excited to see the regular photos and commentary Amy sent me throughout the project. Amy’s love for her work and dedication to quality is evident in every detail, and we couldn’t be happier with our newly- updated pieces! Amy, thank you for your professionalism, passion and creativity! We will work together again and I think you’re about to become a family resource! 👏👏👏

Mary-Beth B.

Custom built bench from repurposed crib, honey stain and gray-green paint


We were delighted with Amy’s work in re-purposing our grandchildren’s old crib. Her woodworking skills were excellent and gave us a new use for a treasured piece of furniture. She listened carefully to our requests including keeping our grandchildren’s teeth marks on the side rails. Further, her prices were reasonable and she completed the project in a timely manner. We are now proud to display our new bench in the foyer of our home where we are reminded of the delight that we shared when caring for our grandchildren. I highly recommend Amy when contemplating re-purposing furniture!

Pam and Jack Szabo

Ambler, PA 

Pam & Jack S.

Amy's Upcycles, Pottstown PA, upcycle, refinish, restore, painted furnitureI am very happy with the bedroom furniture set you refinished!  It looks great!  I was so tired of looking at the scratched finish on the tops of the dressers.  It looks so beautiful now.
It was a pleasure working with you and I would highly recommend you for all types of furniture refinishing.  It helped so much having you pick the furniture up and return it to me.
Thanks again!

Ellen F.

Amy was great. She came to my house and helped me design a table to fit my room. My table and two benches are unique and well crafted. I highly recommend her !!!

Leigh Ann R.


I cannot say enough about Amy and her creativity, not to mention her finished product. She listened intently to what I had in mind, upcycling 3 pieces for me. One piece involved gaining color inspiration from a painting I had in my home. Amy chose the perfect shade of teal, added a tiny bit of black and also some gold and the small sideboard turned out BEAUTIFULLY. She also upcycled a side table, painting it black and then roughing it up a bit to match other furniture, and then on the way out of my house we both noticed a tiny table on my porch where the tile had come up and it was just a mess. She re-tiled and painted it and it’s now a show-stopper on the porch. I highly recommend Amy, who came to me by way of designer Robyn Jewitt. Thank you Robyn! Thank you Amy!


Amy K.

Amy is awesome! She did a beautiful job updating our dining room table and hutch from the early ’90s. We absolutely love it!
Amy responded right away and came to pick up the furniture at my convenience. She takes the time to really listen to what you want and goes the extra mile to make sure you are getting exactly what you asked for. Amy made a few trips to my house to show me how the stain looked.  She completed the work in the time frame promised and even sent me progress photos,  which was an appreciated touch. Amy works on your piece as if it were her own. Can’t ask for more than that!
“Hold her wine…she’s got this! “

Sue B.