Carpenters Toolbox Coffee Table

Carpenter’s Tool Box Coffee Table

Welcome back.  I hope you all are surviving the holidays and are truly able to enjoy spending those precious moments with family and friends. My 2 oldest sons and their wives spent the night Christmas Eve, so we were able … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood birdhouse

Junky Pallet Wood Birdhouse

Can you believe Christmas is this week?  Back in November when the stores first started to play their Christmas carols, it was like, seriously? Aren’t you rushing the season just a bit?  But now I find myself singing along to all the … Continue Reading →


Easy diy Pallet Wood Frame

Easy Pallet Wood Frame diy

  • By Joan
  • December 18, 2015
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Good morning and welcome back.  If it’s the third Friday in the month then it means I must be guest posting over at My Repurposed Life today. I think you’ll really love this project and it brings me back to my … Continue Reading →


diy Photo Blocks

DIY Photo Blocks – Gifts Kids can Make

  • By Joan
  • December 14, 2015
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Welcome back.  For the past couple of weeks I’ve been showing you gifts that kids can make and relatives will actually like to receive. The age of your kids will determine how much assistance they will need with any of the … Continue Reading →


Babys Footprint Christmas Ornament diy

Baby’s Footprint Christmas Ornament – Gifts for Kids to Make

  • By Joan
  • December 10, 2015
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When I shared last weeks build-a-snowman kit I mentioned that it was son #3’s birthday. Yes, he was born kind of close to Christmas and he was so eager to get in on the gift giving that he had to have … Continue Reading →


Bread Dipping Seasonings

Bread Dipping Seasonings- Gifts Kids can Make

This diy gift was made by my youngest son, about 5 years ago to give to all his Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents, but we keep making it over and over because it really is that good. If your child can … Continue Reading →


Build a Snowman Kit

Build A Snowman Kit diy – Gifts Kids can Make

Before I begin, I’d like to take a second to wish my youngest son a very Happy Birthday. I don’t know where the time has gone, but my baby is 17 years old today. That’s him in the picture above. … Continue Reading →


Making over a wooden salad bowl with sticks

Wood Salad Bowl Makeover diy

I have a great diy for you today, a flea market or thrift store wooden salad bowl covered with sticks.  If you have a glue gun and a chop saw you are well on your way to making this project. … Continue Reading →


Sweater Hurricane Lamp

Sweater Hurricane Lamp and 15 more Recycled Sweater Gift Ideas

I had this great idea to continue my hurricane lamp slip covers with a beautiful cable knit thrift store sweater. You may remember my hurricane lamps covered in shells, driftwood, moss and honeysuckle vines. But after doing a little research I found … Continue Reading →


Salt and Pepper Mill Makeover

Thrift Store Salt and Pepper Mill Makeover

This week I’m sharing with you two thrift store makeovers, that you could also use for your holiday gift giving. This is a salt and pepper grinder I found at a local thrift store.  There is actually nothing wrong with them, but that … Continue Reading →


Christmas tree made from cedar shingles and pallet wood, easy diy

Pallet and Shingles Christmas Tree

  • By Joan
  • November 19, 2015
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One week to Thanksgiving and counting. Sorry, didn’t mean to shock you, I’m sort of just reminding myself.  I have 18 people coming for dinner next week and I have no menu and I still need to start cleaning house. … Continue Reading →


6ft Advent Calendar Christmas tree, cedar shingles, wood christmas tree, great for small spaces

Wood Christmas tree and Advent Calendar

Here at the Scavenger Chic household we have a sad little advent calendar we’ve been using for over 25 years.  And every year I see these beautiful advent calendars with little doors and little nooks and crannies and think, I’ve … Continue Reading →


New Cheese Box only looks Old

My New Old Cheese box

Welcome back diyers.  We are about to transform this plain, ordinary, humdrum cheese box  into a unique, one of a kind masterpiece.  Did I oversell?  Well, it will be cool. From what I can tell, cheese boxes were first used … Continue Reading →


Repurposed Dresser Drawers

Repurposing Dresser Drawers

Recycle, upcycle, repurpose, reuse….whatever you call it, these nightstands do it all.  The knobs are new, but the spindle legs, hardwood flooring top and drawer body of the table have all had past lives. Their worlds are about to collide. … Continue Reading →


Corbel bookend

14 Fantastic Corbel Projects

On Monday I showed you how easy it was to create your own set of corbels using nothing other than leftover wood scraps.  Hopefully I inspired you to make your own set, but if that didn’t work, I’m back to … Continue Reading →


Design your own Corbel-003

Design and Build your own Corbel

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. We had about 150 or more trick or treaters. I was actually glad they stopped coming when they did or there would have been no chocolate left for me. It didn’t help … Continue Reading →


Spotlight Tripod Lamp

Spotlight Tripod Lamp diy

I usually have a few things on my to buy list for whenever I’m in a thrift store, whether it be a frame, a mirror, a cool chair…And most of the time I don’t find what I’m looking for. So, here I … Continue Reading →


Pottery Barn Inspired Planked New York Map

Pottery Barn Inspired New York Tiled Map diy

I am always on the lookout for my next big project  and I am not ashamed to tell you that I often steal my ideas from the millions of ideas floating out there on the internet. It may not be direct … Continue Reading →


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