Curbside Find - Dining Room Chairs Makeover

Curbside Chairs get a Makeover

Driving home from my local Home Depot one day, I spied this set of 5 beautiful dining chairs just sitting on the side of the road with a big sign…take me home, free! I didn’t happen to need dining chairs … Continue Reading →


Honeysuckle Hurricane Lamp

Save a Tree – Make a Honeysuckle Hurricane Lamp

When my kids were growing up they all had the pleasure of being taught kindergarten by the same wonderful teacher, Ms. Guertler.  Ms. Guertler was a nature loving, recycle loving, earth loving, turn off the lights when you leave the … Continue Reading →


diy Spindle Stool/Bench

Making a Bench from leftover Spindles

Several weeks ago, my youngest brother showed up on my front doorstep with 2 doors, lots of indoor shutters, a little bit of beadboard and over 40 spindles (sometimes called balusters).  He had been cleaning out his garage and thought I … Continue Reading →


Design your own Vintage Style Sign

Design Your own Vintage Style Sign

I love vintage signs and apparently everyone else does too.  The cost of a genuine old sign is somewhere in the hundreds of dollar range. Did you know that you can make your own sign practically for free. Yup, free! … Continue Reading →


Woodworking Planer Upcycling Ideas

Repurposing a Vintage Wood Planer

At the same flea market that I bought the typewriter desk earlier in the week, I bought this cute woodworkers planer. I had been eyeing them all day, sometimes they were too big, sometimes too small, some were missing the lower knob, … Continue Reading →


Typing Desk Makeover

Old Typewriter Desk gets a Makeover

Last year I wrote about the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia and earlier in the month I had the pleasure of returning.  This time I was accompanied by not just my 2 sisters, but 2 sons as well as … Continue Reading →


Repurposed Baby Gate Mirror

Repurposed Baby Gate diy

What would you do if you found an old baby gate next to a dumpster? Kind of green and a little bit broken…of course you would have to take it home. At least that is what I did.  Find out what … Continue Reading →


Easy Cake Stand diy

Easy diy Cake Stand

I’m posting over at My Repurposed Life tomorrow, but I still wanted to bring you a quick  and easy project today, a super simple cake stand diy. I know cake stands are everywhere, single tier, multi-tier, glass, tin, porcelain…so I … Continue Reading →


Easy Chicken Coop/Crate Coffee Table diy

Chicken Coop Coffee Table diy

When I wanted a new coffee table for my living room, I didn’t turn to the furniture stores, I went directly to Pinterest. The talent, craftiness and ingenuity of the people out in blogland is incredible. I eventually decided, that … Continue Reading →


Book, Book Shelf diy

Repurposed Books, Bookshelf diy

It seems that whenever I share a project with you , I will share more than one project based on the same theme.  A while ago I was into wall hooks, then came vintage signs, who can forget my angels (at least I … Continue Reading →


Primitive Spoon Angel 3

Spoon Junk Angel diy

Spoon junk angel is the third assemblage angel I’ve created using rusty and not so rusty found bits and pieces. She follows her sisters, Primitive Junk Angel 1 and Primitive Junk Angel 2. If you remember, Angel 1 had the … Continue Reading →


Pallet Garden vs Pallet Garden

Pallet Garden vs. Pallet Garden

Before I get into my pallet garden comparison… I want to share with you my sad sad story.  A long long time ago I used to have a great vegetable garden.  It wasn’t the biggest garden in the world but … Continue Reading →


Upcycled and Recycled Mortise and Shutter Shelves

Upcycled Mortise locks and Shutter Shelves diy

A couple of weeks ago my brother asked if I could babysit my niece, Bea, while he and his wife went hiking.  Of course I would, I don’t get to see enough of her.  He also said that he had been cleaning … Continue Reading →


Chalkboard Buffet diy

Chalkboard Buffet diy

Welcome back diyers.  I hope you like this project as much as I do. This is actually my fourth project from props I managed to salvage from the theatre company a few weeks ago.  This could be my favorite, but every project … Continue Reading →


Cleaning between the Glass on Oven Doors

Cleaning between the Glass on Oven Doors

About 5 years ago, it was definitely a Thursday…how do I know it was a Thursday?…because it was Thanksgiving.  We had just bought a great double wall oven. The old one had bit the dust and wasn’t keeping the temperature … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Fish house numbers

One fish, two fish…house numbers

Whether you’re a fisherman, you have a cabin in the woods, you live near a lake, a pond, a stream, the ocean, you love the great outdoors…this is the project for you. …and not just because of all the aforementioned … Continue Reading →


Driftwood Lamp diy, no wiring required

No Wiring! Easy Driftwood Lamp

 Aged by the sea, adrift on the ocean, each wave rounding off the edges of the pieces of branches that once rose majestically into the sky. Just waiting to be discovered by the aimless wanderer. I would like to think that I have romantic … Continue Reading →


Vintage Window Jewelry Cabinet

Vintage Window Jewelry Cabinet diy

Next week marks the one year anniversary that I started Scavenger Chic. Frankly, when I started the blog I had no idea what I was doing but I knew I had tons of projects that I wanted to share and hopefully … Continue Reading →


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