Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Welcome back.  When I shared my shutter and slats coffee table with you a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I was now the proud owner of a bunch of mismatched shutters and to be prepared for more shutter projects coming your … Continue Reading →

Rehabbing a termite infested trunk

Help! Termites ate my Trunk

I hope you’re not bored yet with me talking about my flea market finds from August. I did warn you that my  many finds would be the foundation for my fall projects.  I even showed you a picture of this trunk, … Continue Reading →

Recycled Blue Jeans Apron, paint smock

Recycled Blue Jean Apron

Welcome back.  I have something just a little bit different than my normal pallet wood, painty projects. This project is just as important…we’re talking about keeping the paint off your clothes. If you’re anything like me, you start to work on … Continue Reading →

Recycled Feed Bag, Grain Sack  Foot Stool

Upcycled Feedbag Ottoman

All last week I was showing you the orphan projects I had made while I was on the hunt for the perfect stool for a feedbag makeover.  I could have easily made a stool out of wood, but I was … Continue Reading →

Martha Washington Sewing Table, Little Red Side Table

Hipless Martha Washington

I keep finding these little orphans in the thrift stores that are just begging me to take them home and make them pretty. Monday it was a recipe card holder, last week it was a Thomasville Side Table and last month … Continue Reading →

Painted ipod, recipe book, holder and file box

Recipe Box and Book Holder

In August I picked up about a dozen treasures from a nearby flea market  that I wanted to makeover or transform. I’ve managed to complete a couple of the projects, but most of my finds are still on my todo list.  The … Continue Reading →

Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

On Monday I showed you my wicker table. I had to make a pallet wood top for the table because I had stolen the glass for this project.  It all started when a friend of mine messaged me last week and told me … Continue Reading →

Wicker and Pallet Wood Table

Did your Tabletop Glass Break?

Did your tabletop glass break?  Do you need an inexpensive replacement? Did someone steal your glass and now you have to replace it? I actually fall into the last category…and that someone is me. I stole my glass. When I … Continue Reading →

Restoring a Thomasville side table with black chalk paint

Ugly Duckling turns into a Swan

This is my swan.  A beautiful solid wood Thomasville side table. He is super sturdy with dovetailed joints, shapely legs, rounded edges and beautiful scroll details. He wasn’t always so pretty. When I first came upon him, he was somewhat of an … Continue Reading →

Painting a new cheese box to look old, it's all in the layers

Is it Old…or is it Paint?

Is it old or is it paint?  Well, if it’s coming from me then it is probably layers of paint. I picked up this country cheese box a while ago at a local thrift store.  I think what makes it … Continue Reading →


What can you do with old Bed Slats?

  When I first saw this bundle of wood at the local thrift store, I actually thought it was a set of wooden blinds.  But looking at it a bit closer, there were no strings, the wood was too thick and … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Apple Picking Bucket

Hello everyone, I have another project from my pile of crazy treasures that I picked up from the  40 mile Shenandoah Valley flea market. Last week I showed you the hand truck that I transformed into a coffee table.  This week … Continue Reading →

DIY Boxwood Wreath and Vintage Window-006

DIY Boxwood Wreath and Vintage Window

Welcome back.  If power tools intimidate you, I have a project just for you; a diy boxwood wreath framed perfectly over top of an old vintage window. No power tools necessary!   Like a lot of my projects, I do have a bit of … Continue Reading →

Hand Truck Coffee Table

Upcycled Hand Cart Coffee Table

Welcome back and Happy Labor Day Weekend. If you remember my trip to the 40 mile yard crawl a couple of week ago I showed you all my treasures and I promised you I would soon have a great makeover for … Continue Reading →

Easy Lamp Makeover

Spray Paint a Lamp for an Instant Makeover

Earlier in the week I showed you the cute little blue table that I made over for my mother-in-law’s birthday. Well, if she was going to get a new table she was going to need a new lamp. OK, there … Continue Reading →

Blue Side Table Chalk Paint Makevoer

Little Blue Side Table

Last month my mother-in-law celebrated her 84th birthday. In the spring she had a health scare that we were sure she would not be able to shake and that there would be no more birthdays. A combination of diabetes, pneumonia, … Continue Reading →

Pallet wood and fabric tray diy-017

Easy Pallet Wood and Fabric Tray

Welcome back, if you were hoping to see one of my flea market treasures from Monday transformed, you might be a little disappointed with my next project.  But if you love pallets like I do then you just might want … Continue Reading →

15 Flea Market Tips you must know

Fifteen of my best Flea Market Tips

Two weekends ago I had the chance to return to the Route 11 Yard Crawl, a 40 mile yard sale that extends from Stephen’s City Virginia down to New Market. This is actually the third year that I’ve gone, usually … Continue Reading →

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