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!

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7 Steps to Redoing Your Kitchen

Hi Friends,

If you’ve followed us on Facebook or Instagram during the last few weeks, you’ve seen that we have been renovating our kitchen. We’ve been painting our clients kitchen cabinets for 5 years and even helped with some tiling, customizing with shiplap and other accent work. The question that I get asked the most related to kitchen projects is this: In what order should I redo my kitchen?

This isn’t always a cut and dry answer because often budget gets in the way and people have to do projects in phases. If you’d like the most dramatic change up front, I always say start with the kitchen cabinets because it will have the most impact to transform your room fast and fairly inexpensively compared to the other projects. If your budget allows you to do everything at once, here’s the steps we recommend:

1) Start with new flooring (if need be) – this is a messy job and can easily scratch the cabinets if you have to sand the current floor or lay new flooring so it make sense to start there.

2) Remove the old backsplash – this is another messy job and it will most likely need to be removed if you are replacing your countertop.

3) Remove the counter and get a template made for your new counter; if you’re installing a apron front sink or undercount sink you may need to adjust the cabinet doors and build a new support inside the cabinets for the new sink. This is an important thing to decide before painting the cabinets.

4). Install your new backsplash – this can be a messy job depending on what color grout you pick so often it’s nice to have that installed before we paint the kitchen cabinets for you. Backsplash can definitely be installed after without a problem if that’s easier for you, too.

5) Have your kitchen cabinets painted – this will not only brighten up your kitchen, update your house dramatically, but it also ups the value of your home. Pro Tip – ordering new hardware when you’re having the cabinets painted is a smart idea. You can change the size or style to whatever you’d like and new hardware is worth the investment!

6) Install new lighting and accessories. I like install lighting last because sometimes after I see all of the colors and textures come together, I want a different light and/or accessories.

7) Appliances – they can be purchased at any point in the process (unless the size of the appliance would change the layout of the room or cabinets.

Here’s a kitchen that we redid in July! We painted the cabinets Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore, added new gold hardware, installed subway tile, Klassic Stone installed this beautiful black forest honed granite counter, and we covered the ceiling joist with rough cut wood to make it a focal point instead of an eye sore. Another great idea for an awkwardly empty spot in your kitchen? Add a shelf for more display and storage.

  

Would you like help transforming your kitchen? Use our Contact Us form to request a quote. We would need a picture of your kitchen, a list of how many doors and drawers are in the kitchen, and your location. Then we can send over an estimate for you!

I’ll be sharing more kitchen info over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned friends!

In the mean time, 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,
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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.

 

Beige China Cabinet Makeover

Hi Friends,

How was your week? I hope all is well and you enjoyed the warm, upstate New York fall weather! I loved every minute!

This week’s transformation adds some of my favorite fabric to an adorable china cabinet. Here it is before:

We went went with Benjamin Moore’s Stardust, lightly distressed it and then added adorable fabric to the back. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?

Gray/Beige Hutch

Best. News. Ever!! This piece 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.

Gray Buffet with Copper Hardware

Hi Friends,

How’s your week going? We had a great weekend – relaxing a bit and celebrating my birthday! We have been going full throttle so it was really nice to unplug this weekend and enjoy some family time! We went to The Hildene, the home of Abraham Lincoln’s son, and enjoyed the beautiful fall foliage blanketing the Vermont mountains. Here are just a few pictures from that!

For this week’s furniture makeover, I wanted to show you a buffet makeover that I love. Mostly because it’s a great color, but also because of the copper hardware. I’ve really  been loving copper lately and think it’s a trend that will stick around for a while! Here it is before:
Marissa wanted a neutral that would go with gray or brown so we went went with Benjamin Moore’s Stardust, lightly distressed it, and glazed it with Valspar’s Antiquing glaze. If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.

Ready for the after?

This piece was a custom order, 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!

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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.

Transitional Master Bedroom Makeover

  • Hi Friends,

How was your week? I know some of you are ready for the fall weather in upstate NY and autumn is my favorite season, but I have really enjoyed all of the warmth and sunshine over the last two weeks. I could live like this all year round. Not to mention, it makes work go much smoother! Everything dries faster and the paint doesn’t drip like in the cool, wet weather. We even had the chance to go apple picking over the weekend and loved every minute!

For this week’s makeover, I thought I’d share another design job! Here’s the room before:

Nadine wanted a fresh, new look while keeping the furniture and headboard in her room. I loved the lines of her furniture and she was ok with painting them so we redid those and you can read about how we did that on the Simply White Dresser Makeover post. Just so you have a quick look at how my interior design works, after the initial consult, I came up with a design board with products for her to order and colors that I would like to see in the space. Here’s a look at her design board:

We tweaked the design a bit, but the after pictures will show all of the elements that we brought into the space. Unfortunately, I’m not sharing where you can get all of the items because that’s why you should hire me to do the foot work for you. ;)

Here are the after pictures!
 

If you love today’s makeover, reach out to us using our Contact Us form to ask us to help you reinvent your space! You can also check out new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I’ve also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!

 

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Happy FunCycling Friends,
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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.

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!

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.

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!

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.