Repurposed and Custom Built Furniture - 272 River Street, Troy, NY


Welcome to FunCycled a custom furniture re-purposing and building company based at 272 River Street in Troy, NY serving the Capital District and shipping throughout the US. We are John and Sarah and this is our story.
16962606146_63cfc297da_kWe fell in love and were married in 2003 and since then have been blessed with two amazing little gifts from God.
Our little man… lover of all things right, addicted to Legos, and the cutest little boy I know.16801230548_22fbba5bb9_k

Sweetie… 5 going on 15. A girl I love to just spend the day with. She loves quality time together and makes a good time out of anything with her laughter and joyful spirit.16366792774_6edf1f113e_k

And together they are quite the ham and cheese sandwich.

We started this blog in 2012 to teach people some of our tips for redoing furniture and share before and afters from our projects. Since then, we have been blessed by selling our repurposed furniture, designing custom furniture orders like dining room tables, and offering interior painting, kitchen cabinet painting and hourly color consultations, and opening our own store front at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. Not to mention super fun adventures like being on the Rachel Ray Show or winning on HGTV’s Flea Market Flip show!!

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John has extensive woodworking skills that he learned while working in contracting and carpentry for 6 years and general handiness – he somehow knows how to create all the ridiculous request I send his way. I have this sick love for design and creativity (which I think started when I was young and took years of painting classes- thanks mom and dad). Together we’re upcycling and rejuvenating furniture pieces that were on their way to the curb into something which will give new life to your home. We’re having a blast and meeting some amazing people along the way!

In 2012 I quit my part time job to have more time to work on this… FunCycled. In 2013 John quit his job to keep up with the demand. We service much of New York state and are able to ship to other parts of US. Thanks to all our local clients who have made this dream our reality!




  1. Michael Morseman
    February 2, 2012

    Excellent business/passion – truely a great way to build your business interests in the direction that allows for flexibility and creativity. I am going to pass this information onto my friends and family and I even have something in mind that I would be interested in either donating or having redesigned – not refinished – myself!!!

    Hope everything has been well with you guys and the extend family – including the Computer Visions Family!! Tell Everyone Hello

  2. sarah
    February 9, 2012

    Hi Mike! Thanks for passing on our info and more importantly for being so encouraging. We love this… always have so we’re excited! I hope you’re doing well and Teagan! :)

  3. Arleen Petteys
    February 11, 2012

    What a neat concept; a fun, unique, interesting, creative use of time and resources! Keep it up! No telling what it will all lead to. I pray you will have good success.

    • sarah
      February 15, 2012

      Thank you for your encouragement and most of all for praying for us in this adventure, Mrs. Petteys. It’s been fun and definitely nice to have something creative to do as a family. Who needs TV anymore anyway??

  4. karen c
    February 25, 2012

    Nice site and products! The commentaries are warm and inspiring! I will pass it on to friends and family! I will also check the basement for anything that might need a re-purpose!! Best wishes!

    • sarah
      February 26, 2012

      Hi Karen!
      Thank you for taking time to look at our site. I’m glad you like it. :) Let me know if you find anything in your basement. ;)

  5. Jo Ann
    May 5, 2012

    Love the new picture of you! So happy Funcycled is doing well. The product makeovers are amazing.Continued success and love.

    • sarah
      May 6, 2012

      Thanks for your encouragement right from the get go. :) You’re the best!

  6. Lisa Fulelr
    May 16, 2012

    Hi Sarah,

    I bought the pale green vintage dresser from you a little while ago. I am wondering if you might be willing to refurbish a small side table for me? I am thinking something in black or grey, maybe a bit retro as it is for the “man room” in our new apt. Do email me back and let me know how to reach you!


    • Sarah
      May 16, 2012

      Hi Lisa! Thanks for checking with me. I just sent you an email. Looking forward to working with you on this one! :)

  7. Kaylie
    June 11, 2012


    Wow! You have done so well for yourselves! (not that I expect anything different) I have a questions for you. We got two plain light-colored wood stools from Ryan’s grandparents. We are wondering what you can do to them to make them AWESOME! I know you make old things look new, but this would be kinda opposite, since these are like-new stools, and we are thinking about a distressed type of look. I can send you a picture if you need. Let me know what you think-we are open to your fresh and fun ideas! Thanks :)

    • Sarah
      June 11, 2012

      Hi Kaylie,
      I just sent you an email with some ideas. Thank you for checking with me AND thanks for checking out our site!

  8. Bridget
    June 12, 2012

    Hi Sarah!
    I am Fred’s wife and I’m bummed that I didn’t get to meet you guys today! Love the table and chairs-thank you so much! We love your style and look forward to checking it frequently for awesome finds for our “new” 1880 Colonial that we’re moving into soon.
    Thanks again–hopefully I’ll get to meet you sometime soon :)

    • Sarah
      June 12, 2012

      Thanks for checking out our website. :) It was so nice meeting Fred tonight and I could tell from our conversation that we would all get along. I hope to meet you soon, too! :) I told Fred that you should bring the kids to the Troy River Festival this weekend and come say hi. It’s really fun!

  9. Bridget
    June 12, 2012

    checking out your website, I mean :)