Light Gray Dresser Set

Hi Friends!

How was your week? We had a nice one and the boys even went camping… in a cabin! :) I was happy to stay home in the warmth and hold down the fort until they came back!

For this week’s furniture makeover, I’m excited to show you this dresser set that was redone as a custom order. It’s hard to tell from the picture but there was a lot of surface damage on these pieces. Scratches and dings!  Here they are before:

We painted it using Benjamin Moore’s color Silver Fox. If you’d like to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post. After we painted it, we distressed it lightly and sprayed it with a protective clear coat. New hardware always helps.

Ready for the after??

These pieces are not available to purchase, but you can 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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Empire Dresser Makeover

Hi Friends!

How was your first week in the 2018? If you’re not from upstate NY you may not know that we’ve had record cold temperatures this week! Cold temperature and paint don’t like either other too much. So we had to crank up the heat to keep our paint building warm enough for the paint to cure correctly. I’m a little scared to see what our heat bill is going to be this month. Also, our 1805 house is pretty drafty! Last year was so mild that I forgot what a typical upstate NY winter was going to feel like in our old/new to us home. We also decluttered from Christmas and I love seeing the house come back together again!

For this week’s furniture makeover, I want to share a gorgeous empire dresser that we think is probably from the late 1800’s/early 1900’s. The dovetailing is hand done and the piece is absolutely beautiful. Here it is before:

It had quite a bit of veneer damage on the box and very top drawer, but the fronts of the rest of the drawers were in good shape! I just didn’t like the color of the drawer fronts – too orange for me. So, we repaired all of the damaged veneer and painted the outside with Benjamin Moore’s color Gentleman’s Gray. Then we sanded down the drawer fronts and stained them with  Minwax’s Dark Walnut.  New hardware was a must and I wanted to give this piece a feminine touch when choosing hardware.

If you’d like to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post. After we painted it, we glazed it lightly and sprayed it with a protective clear coat.  Then the new hardware .

Ready for the after??

This dresser is available online and in our store now! 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.

2017 Most Popular Repurposing Projects

Hi Friends!!

The time has come to share our most popular posts in 2017! These are chosen from the Tuesdays Treasures posts of 2017 not all of our posts. This is one of my favorite things to look back on and remember all of the projects in the last year!

1. Kitchen Makeovers

Toping the chart are our Kitchen Projects this year! That seems fitting because we’ve done so many kitchen transformations this year! Check out a few of them on our Kitchen Projects page. Here’s my favorite kitchen makeover this year – my own kitchen!

Before:

After:

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After:

2. Interior Design for a Troy Fireman

I love that this also topped the charts because it shows how much interior design has grown for us this past year. I’ve had the privilege of working in so many of your homes and helping you create a comfortable place that makes you proud to have others visit.

3. Mid Century Hutch

I was a little surprised at this one! This hutch is adorable but it took a long time to sell in our store! Thanks to everyone who loved it!

4. Tips about going to Magnolia Market

Again, love that this toped the charts because it was a highlight of my year. A dream come true really! Getting to go to one of my bucket list spots with my husband was such a blessing.

5. Transitional Interior Design

This was another beautiful interior design project that included custom furniture that we built or repurposed as well as interior design for two rooms!

6. How to Update a Cedar Trunk

Again, this one surprised me just because I kind of forgot about it. I do love a good cedar trunk makeover and apparently you guys do too!

7. Beige China Cabinet Makeover

This is a newer piece and I absolutely love it! The good news? It’s still available to purchase here.

8. Chic Teal and Gray Dining Room

I was so excited to see this one, too, because it included interior design and furniture. The dining room set that we repurposed was so stunning! Head over and check it out!

9. Sea Foam Desk/Dresser

This piece is so unique and really beautiful. I’ve had it for a bit and am surprised it hasn’t sold! I love how it turned out! You can purchase it here.

10. Ugly Dresser Turned Into a Hutch

This was another very special project to me so I was giddy to see that it made the top 10! A really, really, really ugly dresser that we turned into a hutch!

Thank you to all the wonderful people who made this year really special for us! You come out and shop local which makes what we do possible.  We never want to take that for granted!

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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.

New Gray Hutch For Sale

Hi Friends,

How are you? We had an amazing weekend thanks to so many blessings! We were given ticket to see Disney on Ice this weekend and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the Cohoes music hall! Both were awesome and we cherished the family time! Such special memories! So fun that I forgot to take a good family picture. lol

We love experience gifts for Christmas so one of the kids gifts was going to the Tech Center of Gravity for a class on how to make electronic textiles. We had so much fun and special memories were made!

For this week’s before and after, I wanted to show you a hutch that we just finished! If you’d like to buy it, you can even have it delivered on Friday if you purchase it by tomorrow! Here are the before pictures:

We painted it using Benjamin Moore’s color Silver Fox. If you’d like to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post. After we painted it, we distressed it lightly and sprayed it with a protective clear coat. New hardware always helps.

Ready for the after??

These pieces are available online and in our store now! 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.

Perspecta by Kent Coffey Dresser Set Makeover

Hi Friends,

How was your week? We had our first snowfall of the season here in upstate NY this week and the kids loved sled riding and even tried out new snowboards! I can’t believe how big they are getting but also love that they are still small enough to be enamored by the first snow fall!

For this week’s furniture makeover, I wanted to share a mid century set that we just finished up! They were actually in need of some veneer repair and sanding, but overall good structurally so I knew they were worth saving. Here they were before:

These were both made by Perspecta by Kent Coffey with dovetail drawers. We painted the boxes with a Black enamel and then stained the drawers with a whitewash, gray wash, and black. After painting, I sanded the drawers to give it a more distressed look!

If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after pictures?

These pieces are available online and in our store now! 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.

Modern Chic Kitchen Makeover

Hi Friends,

How are you? We’ve had our busiest week of the year with Small Business Saturday and then the Troy’s Victorian Stroll. If you missed it, we were on WNYT News about the stroll and had a quick family picture!

Now those are some pretty cute kids! 😍

This week, I wanted to show you before and after pictures of our kitchen makeover. We’ve been wanting to redo the kitchen for awhile but we had other projects that needed to be done first so this one waited two years. :) Here are the before pictures:

It wasn’t that our kitchen was horrible, but it definitely didn’t reflect our style or show the work we could do so we decided to give it a face lift. We painted all the cabinets Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore, had new counters installed, and John installed the subway tile, shiplap and built the new table. In the week’s to come, I’ll go into more detail about the different parts of a kitchen remodel, but wanted to show you the overall makeover first.

Ready for the afters??

Removed some cabinets for exposed shelves, tiled, installed new sink and painted the cabinets a warm taupe gray.

   

What a transformation, right? If you’d like us to create this transformation for your kitchen, use our Contact Us form or check out other kitchen projects on our For Sale page. We’ll need to see a picture of your kitchen, a list of how many doors and drawers there are, and were you are located to email you an estimate. This change ups the value of your home and gives you a whole new look at a fraction of the cost of new kitchen cabinets!

Also, check out our store for new furniture available this week:

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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.

Tricks to Transform Oak Kitchen Cabinets

Hi Friends,

How are you? I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving weekend! Thank you to all who came out to shop small this Saturday. Those of you who support us are a gift – stopping by FunCycled to shop, to say thank you, and to reminisce on projects past. If you had only seen the morning we had when a “quick” project at the store at 9am turned into one disaster after another with kids in tow for over 3 hours. One kid was sick, sleeping on my coat behind the counter, our dog ran out of the store and almost got hit by a car, and I felt not so great myself. I looked around at all the chaos happening on one of the biggest sales days of the year for us and I actually found it so symbolic of this thing called small business. It’s working on the sick days, it’s bringing the whole family – even the dog, and it’s finding a way to succeed! I didn’t get annoyed actually; I just thought how will we make this work?. That’s one of many things that owning a small business teaches you; how not to freak out. You learn that it only makes things worse. Embrace the challenge and kick its butt… and that’s what happened Saturday. You all were gracious as my husband was drilling a barn door in the middle of the check out area, you were kind to my kids, you were encouraging to me, and you sent business our way to help us live our dream. Because even on the tough days, we are so very thankful to be doing this every day. We love watching things go from broken to beautiful, we love creating, and we love helping you love your home so it feels welcome to everyone who walks in. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

For this week’s Tuesday’s Treasures, I wanted to share another kitchen project that we recently wrapped up. This is a set of kitchen cabinets are all oak!

This is probably the most common kitchen style that I see and this one had quite the transformation with a coat of paint and a new backsplash. Here’s a couple of tips for redoing oak cabinets.

1) Don’t sand too deeply into the wood when you’re prepping it because it will make the already deep grain stand out more. Just lightly scuff it with 150 grit sand paper.

2) Don’t go with a gloss sheen; go with satin. Gloss makes the grain stand out even more.

3) Paint them – trust us, it looks better and increases the value of your home. I know it’s ok, it’s ok. Just let us paint them.

For this kitchen, we painted the main cabinets Manchester Tan HC-81 and the island Dry Sage 2142-40 by Benjamin Moore. We also changed out all of the hardware and that helped significantly with this transformation. Ready for the afters?

What a transformation, right? If you’d like us to create this transformation for your kitchen, use our Contact Us form or check out other kitchen projects on our For Sale page. We’ll need to see a picture of your kitchen, a list of how many doors and drawers there are, and were you are located to email you an estimate. This change ups the value of your home and gives you a whole new look at a fraction of the cost of new kitchen cabinets!

Also, check out our store for new furniture available this week:

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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.

Shaker Style Kitchen Makeover

Hi Friends,

How are you? I hope all of you are enjoying this season and trying to balance the busy so you can still enjoy the season. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s all about being thankful with no gifts or money or things… just people and grateful hearts.

For this week’s post I don’t have the best pictures, but I wanted to show you a huge kitchen transformation where John built all new doors for the kitchen instead of redoing the original cabinet doors

Here’s the kitchen before:

It’s ready for an update, right?

We took the doors off and brought them home, measured and custom built new doors to the size of the existing doors. You need special router bits for this projects and it’s time consuming so we say, leave this to the pro if possible!

I know, I know… our garage was a disaster but it was a busy week! :)

Then we painted all the cabinets Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace and added new hardware. The kitchen isn’t done yet because they are getting new trim on the bottom and a new floor but I had to show you the cabinets:

It doesn’t even look like the same kitchen, does it?? If you’d like us to create this transformation for your kitchen, use our Contact Us form or check out other kitchen projects on our For Sale page. We’ll need to see a picture of your kitchen, a list of how many doors and drawers there are, and were you are located to email you an estimate. This change ups the value of your home and gives you a whole new look at a fraction of the cost of new kitchen cabinets!

Also, check out our store for new furniture available this week:

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.

Black Mid Century Modern Hutch

Hi Friends!

How are you? We had a wonderful week with a quick family trip to Colonial Williamsburg. The kids are learning about early America in history right now so they ate it all up! Here are just a few of the pictures from Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg:

We have also been busy with a home staging project this week and a kitchen job! The home staging went so well!! Heather joined our team and it’s so wonderful having another designer to work with! She and I worked together to stage a 3,400 square foot empty house in one day! It made me feel like we had our own TV show! Here’s a quick before and after of one of the rooms in the house:  

You came for a furniture makeover and look at all the extras you were able to enjoy! :) Here’s this week’s furniture makeover:

We painted the hutch with Benjamin Moore’s Black color, stained the doors with a  dark walnut stain, and then sprayed it with a protective clear coat. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?
   This piece was done as a custom order but we have other furniture available online and in our store now! 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.