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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 DIY 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 →


Easy 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 →


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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 →


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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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Upcycled Washtubs and an Old Door

Last weekend we had the pleasure of visiting my sister’s house for a pre-Memorial Day party.  So while I’m sitting on her deck, chowing down on taco dip, a beautiful assortment of cheeses and bruschetta (and that was all before dinner), … Continue Reading →


Vintage Black and White Enamel Table

Vintage Black and White Enamel Table

Last June, I had the opportunity to raid the props department of a local theater group. You may remember, the theater group was forced to move and they had rooms and rooms of unwanted props that they needed to move … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Butcher Block Top over a  Galvanized Wash Tub, small outdoor table-013

Butcher Block Wash Tub Table

On Monday, I told you about my latest scavenging adventures in an old abandoned restaurant. I fell in love with this old wash tub. It’s perfect for parties, a bag of ice, add your sodas and beer, and it’s the perfect … Continue Reading →


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Abandoned Restaurant and a Pendant Light

Several weeks ago my oldest son offered to take me on a unique scavenging trip. A trip into the bowels of an Italian restaurant that has long since gone out of business.  The building was bought by my son’s company, who buys … Continue Reading →


Upcycled, Recycled Weights Book Ends

Upcycled Ten Pound Weights

  • By Joan
  • May 20, 2016
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I can’t believe it’s already the third Friday of the month, which means I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. But first, a few pictures to catch you up with what we’ve been working on. Over the last couple of weekends … Continue Reading →


Matchbox Car Play Table, Hand Painted diy

Convertible Play Table for the Kids

Earlier in the week I showed you the coffee table I made from an antique  clothes wringer rack. After playing with it a while, I figured why stop there? If you’re short of space, don’t want 2 tables in your … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Antique Clothes Wringer and Pallets Coffee Table

Antique Clothes Wringer Coffee Table

While shopping with my daughter-in-law, Steph, at a yard sale last summer we spied this great rack. I had no idea what it was, but I saw coffee table! I didn’t buy it.  I was just about to ask the … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Fish House Number on an old Pulley

Pallet Wood Fish House Numbers

With summer coming up…beach, lake, fishing season… I was inspired to make something with this little fish I’ve had sitting around since last July. He was part of this colorful assortment of pallet wood fish that I originally shared over at My … Continue Reading →


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