Maryland Flag Pallet Wood Side Table

Maryland Flag DIY Table

You never know where you’ll find your inspiration.  This time my inspiration was from a neighbor’s tire cover.  OK, this is not my neighbor’s tire. When I went to photograph their car it wasn’t there, so I had to resort … Continue Reading →


Enchanted Forest Humpty Dumpty

A Trip Down Memory Lane, The Enchanted Forest

If you lived anywhere near Maryland during the 50’s and 60’s you will probably recognize this fairy tale castle. The Enchanted Forest opened in the summer of 1955. Unlike Disneyland in California which opened the month before, The Enchanted Forest  was low-tech … Continue Reading →


DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

Shutter Memo Board, Version 4

When I shared my pallet wood and shutter memo board back in June, I told you that I had one more version coming up.   Hopefully, I let enough time pass and you are anxiously awaiting my last memo holder. … Continue Reading →


Upcycled, Recycled Mortise Lock Knick Knack Shelves

Upcycled Knick Knack Shelves

I have a super easy DIY for you today. A knick knack shelf using vintage shutters and rusty mortise locks. Last month I shared the mortise lock table numbers I made for my son’s wedding. I had a couple mortise locks on … Continue Reading →


Vintage Record Cabinet, furniture repair, veneer repair

Saved from the Dump, Vintage Record Cabinet

I’m finally ready to tackle the vintage record cabinet I rescued from the farmhouse back in February.  He wasn’t my first choice for a makeover but if I didn’t stick him in my car that night he would have been headed … Continue Reading →


Jewelry Box Makeover, Flower Power to Vintage Chic

Flower Power to Vintage Chic

Today I present to you my latest thrift store find! I have a weakness for old wooden boxes, whether it is a tool box, jewelry box, file box, feed box… and if it has tiny drawers…double bonus.   As you might imagine an … Continue Reading →


Curbside Rescue, Chest of Drawers, Dresser chalk paint makeover

Abandoned, Neglected and Ready for a Makeover

Normally when you think of curbside rescue you picture a piece of furniture sitting in front of someones house or at least next to a dumpster. This lonely looking dresser was plopped down in the middle of a parking lot. … Continue Reading →


Card Seed Co. Pumpkin Seed Packet Vintage Style Sign DIY

It’s the Great Pumpkin Vintage Sign

  If you’ve graduated from chalkboard signs and you would like to try  something just a bit more challenging,  I may have just the project for you. How about a vintage seed packet painted on reclaimed wood.    This is not … Continue Reading →


Assemblage Art Junk Angel, Junk Doll

Big Headed Junky Angel

I haven’t made one of my junky angels for quite some time and with my accumulated pile of goodies piling up I figured I must have something in my stash that I could use for angel parts. When I start a … Continue Reading →


Upcycled V8 hubcap Table Lamp, Desk Lamp

Upcycling a Rusty V8 Hubcap

Three years ago I picked up a couple of rusty hubcaps at a yard sale. They were part of a bigger haul which included some of what you see below. The hubcaps are sitting on the table, but besides those, here … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Thrift Store Tray Mirror

I’ve finally finished with my wedding day projects and I’m back to the thrift store with another makeover. Have you ever seen a tray quite like this at the thrift store?  This looks like a tray to hold a wine … Continue Reading →


Chalkboard Style Signs

Easy DIY Chalkboard Signs

Thanks for following me the last couple weeks as I’ve taken you through the many projects from my son’s wedding.  First up was the rustic stick arbor, followed by the chalkboard card box,  pallet wood centerpieces, and mortise lock table numbers. My … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Mortise Locks Wedding Table Numbers

Upcycled Mortise Locks Wedding Table Numbers

I hope you’ve been following me the last few posts as I share my wedding projects from my son’s wedding.  First up was the stick arbor, followed by the pallet wood centerpieces, earlier this week I showed you a “cute” card … Continue Reading →


Wedding Card Box

Wedding Card Box, Chalkboard style

If you checked in with me last week, you have been seeing all the projects that I was assigned to do for my son’s wedding.  First there was the wedding arbor, followed by the pallet wood centerpieces. Next up, “cute … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Wedding Centerpiece

Wedding Pallet Wood Centerpieces

I showed you the stick arbor earlier in the week from my son’s wedding this past weekend.  My next assignment…centerpieces. This was the centerpiece, (also made out of pallet wood) that I made for my last son’s wedding. The tables … Continue Reading →


DIY Wedding Stick Arbor

Wedding, Rustic Stick Arbor DIY

I mentioned last week that this past weekend was going to be spent at my son’s wedding. And with the wedding comes projects…lots of projects. My first assignment was an arbor.  An arbor?  Do I get pictures for inspiration, materials … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Baby Crib and Kitchen Cabinet Bench

A Crib, Pallets and a Kitchen Cabinet

A crib, pallet and kitchen cabinets, didn’t think they went together did you? The crib was found in a dumpster.  I don’t usually crawl into dumpsters looking for treasures…I do have some pride… but this crib was sticking out of the … Continue Reading →


Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Upcycled Turkey Fryer Part 2

Do you remember my turkey fryer?  My $5 flea market rusty turkey fryer? No? Well here’s a little reminder.  The legs were turned into this cute little side table.  The remaining parts of the fryer that I cut off got … Continue Reading →


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