Rosey Dresser Makeover

Hi Friends,

How are you? We’ve been having a good week over here. Getting lots of work done while enjoying the unexpected return of summer, after a few fall like weeks.

My friend Alison took me to see the Beekman 1802 Boys at Proctor’s over the weekend. If you don’t know much about them, they are from Sharon Springs, NY. They bought an old farm and have a great story of why they started their own business and how they landed a show on TV about the farm and ended winning the Amazing Race as well. They were so genuine and nice!

This week’s furniture makeover is a simple but pretty makeover that was done as a custom order. Here’s the dresser before:

The hardware had to go and we wanted this piece to have a feminine design. We painted it with Benjamin Moore’s color Venetian Rose, distressed it, and finished with a satin protective clear coat. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?

Such an amazing transformation, right?

Also, we just finished up our fall window displays and to celebrate, we’re holding and an early fall sale!

10-30% off repurposed furniture in our store!

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Waterfall Buffet Makeover

Hi Friends,

How are you? We’ve had a wonderful weekend celebrating my little Sweetie’s birthday! We were able to give her the gift of her dreams this year… a puppy! So let me introduce you to the cutest girl on the planet accompanied by the sweetest dog on the plant… Sadee!

She’s half Pomeranian and half Chihuahua and as cute as they come! Such a good baby who’s already crate trained and almost house broken. She gets along with our lab like they’ve known each other forever, too! Sadee is our first small dog, so if you have any small dog advice, please share it below.

For this week’s furniture makeover, we started with a waterfall buffet. I’m not a huge fan of waterfall style furniture. I’m not sure why, but I’m never drawn to it. Here it is before:

I decided to go with a stark white on the box of this piece because I wanted to detract from the waterfall top and help to focus on the graining in the woodwork of the doors. The veneer has such a beautiful pattern!

We painted the outside Simply White by Benjamin Moore and stained the drawers with a weathered gray stain. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Once Katie found out I painted this piece similar to her Secretary Desk Project, she bought it before we even brought it to the store! Thanks so much for the business, Katie! Are you ready for the afters?

Such an amazing transformation, right?

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Chic Teal and Gray Dining Room Design

Hi Friends,

How are you? School starts tomorrow for us and my kiddos can’t wait. We have all the school supplies, outfits, and excitement you could ask for. ;) Excitement, did someone say excitement? Well, let me show you a design I’ve been really excited about! I’ve been working with Melissa for a while. A little over a year ago, I helped redesign her townhouse. She put it on the market and it sold in a day! Awesome! Then she said she wanted me to design her new house. I was honored and excited to hear that as I absolutely love working with her so it was such a treat.

The room isn’t completely done but stay tuned on Facebook or Instagram because I’ll show the after pictures as soon as it’s done. I created the design board above for the room. It doesn’t show the exact furniture I would use but the closest I could find to what I’d wantef to use. I bought this set and thought it would be a perfect fit for the space:

The table didn’t have any of the original chairs, but I found a set of five and another miss matched chair to make the set complete. I really wanted to make the set cohesive but also unique so we painted the buffet and matching china cabinet Gentlemen’s Teal by Benjamin Moore, glazed it to deepen the color, and added a protective clear coat. The table and the inside of the china cabinet are painted Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore. We also reupholstered the seats with a fabric that had dark gray and cream. The walls in this design are creamy white with a shiplap accent wall. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Are you ready for the after?

So pretty, right? Do yo have a space that needs a new look? Let us know! I can help with interior design and also try to find furniture that works well in the space. This set is not available to purchase but you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase anything, please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Burn it or Bring it Back? That Red Buffet

Hi Friends!

How are you? Many of you have started school already but we are now in crunch time trying to get everything ready for school. My amazing friend, Jo Ann, has helped me out more than I can even explain by taking our kiddos one day a week this summer so I could work (this helps me so much!) and she came to save the day by school clothes shopping for me! A big thank you to her for always looking for ways to make my life easier. We are ready for school and to be honest, I’m ready to get back to a normal work schedule.

The last two weeks of summer always feel like the worst because I’m at the point of barely keeping up and not getting back to people in the time that I  normally would and that I always want to. I also wanted to say thank you to all of you who have been patient and gracious with me. So many customers have been so kind and understanding through kidney stones and crazy summer schedules. I’m crazy thankful for all of you and for being able to do what we love every day!!

This week’s furniture project is one of those projects that I kept hanging around in our storage unit forever! John wanted me to throw it away a looonggg time ago, but I knew it could be something beautiful one day. He graciously kept lugging it different places for me until I finally had a design plan for it.

Here it is before:

A buffet with no legs, one missing door, peeling veneer… hmmm… what to do with this? I knew right away that I wanted to remove the other door and use baskets on either side. I thought it would be nice to add small legs to make this a lower buffet or an entertainment center.

I really wanted to make this piece pop with color so we painted it Divine Red by Benjamin Moore, glazed it to deepen the color, and added a protective clear coat. It also has dovetail drawers! If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

We added furniture legs from Lowes. Then I found dog knobs and loved that they matched the baskets. I was a little nervous about going with dog knobs, but decided to go for it! Why not? People can choose to change out the knobs if they don’t like it, right??

Well guess what, thanks to Katie and Dan, this piece sold before we could even get it into the store. They were looking for a buffet when they stopped by our store and asked if we had anything coming in soon. Once we showed them this buffet, they were sold…. Guess what sold them on it? The DOG knobs!!

Ready for the afters?

Worth saving, right?? This buffet is not available to purchase but you can check out other new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase anything, please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

White Trunk Makeover – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friend!

How are you? I had a great day at HGTV’s blogger’s block party yesterday!

Renee (who works for us helping with our social media) joined me for the trip and we had a blast!

I was able to meet Sara Peterson, Editor in Chief, HGTV Magazine, too!

We have been busy creating new options for custom orders and watching interior design jobs come together! I can’t wait to share those projects with you once they’re done!

Here are some of the custom order options that you can now Contact Us about for a custom order in any size you need:

Farm House Table and Benches:

Black Thick Legged Table with metal chairs:

Herringbone Sofa or Entryway Table:

For this week’s furniture makeover we took a trunk like many you’ve probably seen before. It looked like it should be in the garage or basement and we turned it into something that could be a focal point of the living room or at the end of a bed. Really beautiful!

Here it is before:

It had been Lisa’s family so she didn’t want to get rid of it, but definitely didn’t want it to look like this any longer. We painted all of it – even over the hardware and handles and then lightly distressed it with an orbital sander. We painted it Simply White by Benjamin Moore. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post. We also added wheels which is what I think sent this makeover into a whole new level of awesomeness! What do you think?

Such an amazing transformation, right?

This trunk was a custom order so it’s not available to purchase, but please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

There is a box at the top right of this page to enter your email address to receive notifications by email when I post something new on this blog. Please sign up today!

Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Repurposing an Ugly Mid Century Dresser

Hi Friends!

How was your week? I hope you’ve been enjoying the sun and last few weeks before school starts again? I have had company on and off for the last few weeks and it’s been so much fun! I’ve also been dealing with a kidney stone since the fourth of July. Just for the record, that’s no fun! Since I spent the majority of today in urgent care, I’m going to keep this short and sweet but also show you a transformation that was anything but short and sweet. Here’s the dresser before:

There was more that I didn’t like about this dresser than I did like. It looked like the head of a robot, not a dresser. Lol! So, we took off the smile on the bottom drawers and filled the holes for the eyes… I mean knobs! :) Then we removed the base that makes it look like it’s a rocket about to shoot into outer space. We added furniture feet onto it and all new hardware. We painted it Benjamin Moore’s color Silver Fox on the outside and and painted the drawers Simply White. I wanted this piece to have a clean, crisp feel so I didn’t do any distressing or glazing. Just a protective clear coat over the top! If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Such an amazing transformation, right? This piece is currently available to purchase! You can check it out on our Shop Page.

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

There is a box at the top right of this page to enter your email address to receive notifications by email when I post something new on this blog. Please sign up today!

Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Antique Sewing Table Makeover – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends!

How’s your summer going so far? Can you believe we are more than half way through? I can’t!! You know another thing I can’t believe? How great this furniture makeover came out!

Raymond sent me this picture and asked if we could some how make something out of it…

My inward self thought “heck no” but then the side of me that loves a challenge responded back “sure can!”. We went back and forth on the size of the piece and where it would work best in his house. It looked like it would work best in his entry way as a statement piece for his beautiful old home in Troy. We ripped the top off and added a new black walnut top to it. John routered the edge to give it that beautiful fine finish and added runners under the feet so it wouldn’t scratch their floor.

They also found parts that we knew wouldn’t be the original layout but we wanted to attach them to the base to give it a more industrial feel.

Ready for the afters? I know I am! lol

Such an amazing transformation, right? This piece was a custom order so it isn’t available to purchase! You can check out other pieces on our Shop Page.

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

There is a box at the top right of this page to enter your email address to receive notifications by email when I post something new on this blog. Please sign up today!

Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

French Provincial Hutch Makeover – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends!

How’s your week going? We had a fun work week wrapping up a kitchen makeover! John painted the cabinets, added new hardware, installed the light, installed the subway tile, built and installed the shelf, added rough cut wood to the support beam, and painted the room! Check out the before and after!

If you’d like more info about this kitchen makeover, let me know in the comments? I can do a post about it next week if you’d like.

For this week’s furniture makeover, I took an old french provincial hutch and gave it a complete makeover! Here’s the hutch before:

We painted the outside Benjamin Moore’s color Chelsea Gray and painted the inside Simply White. I wanted this piece to have a clean, crisp feel so I didn’t do any distressing or glazing. Just a protective clear coat over the top! If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

This picture shows the piece with the glass in it!

Such an amazing transformation, right? This piece is currently available to purchase! You can check it out on our Shop Page.

Please check out other new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

There is a box at the top right of this page to enter your email address to receive notifications by email when I post something new on this blog. Please sign up today!

Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.

Sweet, Small Guest Bedroom Makeover – Tuesday’s Treasures

Hi Friends,

How’s your week going? I’m feeling much better since the kidney stone attack and have been playing catch up with work! John finished some great custom built furniture this week. Custom built furniture doesn’t have a before picture, but I thought you might enjoy the afters.

A custom built herringbone kitchen table and two matching herring bone desks with metal pipe bases:

Also, we custom built a 8 foot long custom buffet with sliding barn doors! Look at that beautiful piece of furniture!!

Last but not least, a custom built farmhouse table!!

I had a chance to photograph a simple, sweet, small guest bedroom that we repurposed furniture for and also designed.

Here’s the bedroom before:

We purged, painted, and planned new furniture for the space. One of the big differences in the room was getting rid of the blinds and changing the orientation of the bed. It helped to make the room look bigger and better!! We also added curtains to soften up the space.

Then a quick before and after for your Pinterest board!

Would you like a room in your home redone or custom furniture built? Use our Contact Us form to let us know! Just email us a picture of the room, tell us what you’d like done and let us know where you are located. Then we can send you an estimate!

Please also check out new furniture for sale on our website here or let us know if you could use some help with decorating. Please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY.

There is a box at the top right of this page to enter your email address to receive notifications by email when I post something new on this blog. Please sign up today!

Happy FunCycling Friends,
Sarah ;)

If you like what you see, please like FunCycled’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the newest finds, vote on colors and give your input on our creativity. Last but not least, let us customize a furniture piece for you. We create custom furniture and will deliver for customers in upstate NY and also ship throughout the US. Send us a note with what you would like using our contact page. Or buy something that we’ve already designed from our furniture for sale page.