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 →


Corrugated Tin and Pallet Wood diy frame-

Corrugated Tin and Pallet Wood Frame

It’s hard to believe that August is half over and since it is the third Friday of the month, that must mean I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. It’s been a while since I’ve shared a  recycled or … Continue Reading →


Walled Pallet Garden Update

Support Your Local Farmer- Pallet Garden Update

Right around this time last year I showed you the pallet walled garden we had built to wall in our vegetable garden and to keep the  deer and groundhogs out. We planted the garden in mid-July, not the best time … Continue Reading →


Easy DIY Drawer Organizer

Easy DIY Drawer Organizer

Do you have a drawer in your house that could use a bit of organizing?  It could be a desk drawer, a junk drawer, a vanity drawer, your sock drawer.  Well it could be time to make a custom drawer … Continue Reading →


Vintage Writing Desk Makeover

Vintage Writing Desk Makeover

Several weeks ago I spotted an old writing desk at my local Goodwill.  It was only $20 but I wasn’t looking for a desk, I didn’t need a desk, I didn’t even know I was in the market for a … Continue Reading →


Trashed chair given a new life-011

Curbside Chair Makeover

Before I went on vacation last month I was working on the makeovers of these furniture pieces my sister had rescued from her neighborhood trash. You may remember, the little drop leaf table turned out super cute with a coat … Continue Reading →


Vintage Style Coffee Sign Hand Painted on Corrugated Tin diy

Good Things Happen Over Coffee

I may have been on vacation last month but, I still kept my eyes open on my travels because you never know when inspiration will strike. The sign you see above was near the trailhead of a hike we did … Continue Reading →


Lantern made from Cheap Frames

Lantern made from old Frames

Hello friends.  Technically I’m still on vacation, but I am taking a break from all that relaxing for my monthly project over at My Repurposed Life.  This time I’m repurposing some old cheapy frames into a really cool lantern. You can … Continue Reading →


Gone Fishing Vintage Style Sign

Gone Fishing, DIY Vintage style Sign

Considering all the fish themed signs I make, you would think that I, or my family, would be really into fishing.  As a matter of fact, we stink at fishing. We once took a houseboat out on Lake Powell where … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Postcard Display

Super Easy Pallet Wood Postcard Display

Back in April I showed you a little display shelf and mirror that I spied in my sister’s bathroom and was the inspiration for my own DIY display shelf. Well this cute little postcard display was found in my other sister’s … Continue Reading →


Recycled Shutters and Candles Wall Sconce-

Vintage Shutters Wall Sconce

Months ago, my younger brother showed up on my doorstep with a fantastic pile of architectural salvage stuff.   A pile of shutters, a couple of doors, tons of  spindles…he was cleaning out his garage and he thought I might be able … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Roofing Tin Shingles Headboard diy-017

Recycled Tin Shingles Headboard

I love to make headboards and they are probably my second most favorite thing to make…coffee tables being number one.  The problem is, you can only have so many headboards sitting around, so when son #2 said he was actually … Continue Reading →


Divided Pedestal Server

Repurposing from the Thrift Store

  • By Joan
  • June 17, 2016
  • Comments Off on Repurposing from the Thrift Store

  Welcome back. As promised, today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life.  I’ve given you just a sneak peek of my project but for the full tutorial you’ll just have to follow me over there. You won’t believe … Continue Reading →


Reupholstered Dining Room Chair

Upholstering a Dining Room Chair

On Monday I told you the story of my sweet sister who braved the elements and rescued a bunch of furniture from her neighbors trash pile. OK, it hadn’t started raining yet, but it could have. In case you missed … Continue Reading →


Little Red Drop Leaf Table

Little Red Drop Leaf Table

It was a warm spring evening, the sun was just beginning to set.  Thunder rumbled in the distance. Everything was quiet when suddenly the phone rings breaking the eerie stillness. The person on the other end of the line was … Continue Reading →


Reclaimed Wood Buoys

Pottery Barn Inspired Buoys

The scavenger in me loves looking thru the Pottery Barn catalog.  I’m always drawn to the home decor made with reclaimed wood, and every now and then I find an item that I could actually make that just screams “Make Me!” This … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Centerpiece

Patriotic Pallet Wood Centerpiece

It’s time for another Junk Revision Challenge, a monthly blog hop to transform junk into something better. Past challenges were Bits and Pieces, Valentines Day, and Remembering Mom and Dad. Today I’m joining my junk revisionary friends for our take … Continue Reading →


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