About John Avarino

John Avarino is the founder of upcyclecrew.com With a background in digital marketing combined with a high passion to re-purpose and re-use, he decided to put his skills and passion to the test.

Vintage Refined Furniture Designs

Andrew Malcolm Bow Front Dresser This transformation by Vintage Refined Furniture Design is absolutely stunning! This 4 drawer bow front Malcolm dresser has been completely overhauled with creativity and attention to detail. Unfortunately, this piece was already sold for $495 CA. A classic piece made of SOLID wood with dovetail drawers and original hardware [...]

By |2020-07-11T00:41:13-04:00July 11th, 2020|Categories: Wood|Comments Off on Vintage Refined Furniture Designs

How to Restore Rusted Cast Iron

You might have an old rusty cast iron skillet, griddle, pot, BBQ grills that need to be restored. Your cookware might be in your basement tucked away somewhere left to rot away ?. The good news is - it can be restored back to it's original look ?. This cast iron [...]

By |2020-07-08T00:39:56-04:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Metal|Comments Off on How to Restore Rusted Cast Iron

Antique Dresser by Chrissy’s Collections

Lisa and I recently purchased a Malcolm & Hill antique dresser from Chrissy's Collections that is absolutely stunning. Malcolm & Hill manufactured furniture out of the Boehmer Box building in Kitchener Ontario. The building was built by Daniel Hibner (D. Hibner Furniture) in 1896 that operated until 1920. Furniture company Malcolm & Hill Ltd. operated [...]

By |2020-07-09T15:09:03-04:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: Wood|Comments Off on Antique Dresser by Chrissy’s Collections

R.Riveter American Handmade Bags

Now this is what I'm talking about! R.Riveter was born out of passion and a need to solve a problem. Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse are the founders of this awesome company that creates handmade bags straight out of America. But, this isn't the awesome juice these ladies have squeezed into a full glass of awesomeness. [...]

By |2020-06-11T21:32:45-04:00February 27th, 2016|Categories: Fabric|14 Comments