Finding Vintage Patent Artwork, diy pallet project

Vintage Patent Art Work for FREE

Last week I shared with you the calendar I bought that was filled with Patent Posters, most from the 1800’s.  With a few pieces of pallet wood and some modpodge the calendar patent posters were transformed into  inexpensive artwork. I … Continue Reading →


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Upcycled Railroad Tie

  • By Joan
  • February 19, 2016
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Good morning once again.  As promised, I have a great new project for you but you’ll have to visit me over at My Repurposed Life today where I am guest posting.  Can you guess what I made from this great … Continue Reading →


Vintage Patent Blueprints Calendar Pallet Wall Art

Pallets and Calendars diy Wall Art

December is always the month when I shop for a new calendar for the new year and last December was no different. So while I’m looking at all the cute puppies, sunsets, grumpy cat, beautiful gardens,  and hunk calendars, the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Sometimes, when I least expect it, a project will just appear to me out of a dumpster.  I wasn’t looking…well, I must have looked at some point…but I definitely wasn’t looking on purpose.  I was on my way to one … Continue Reading →


Teakettle Birdhouse with Reclaimed wood

Future home for my Fine Feathered Friends

Last Christmas my brother-in-law gave me this great teapot planted with a beautiful green plant.  Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for me to kill the beautiful green plant. The leaves started dropping like it was fall and soon it was an … Continue Reading →


Vintage tripod floor lamp diy, surveyors tripod

Wood Surveyor’s Tripod Floor Lamp

Last summer, at the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia, I bought this great surveyors tripod. It was actually the same yard sale that I bought the typing desk and the wood planer, and the same yard sale that my sister bought the carpenter’s … Continue Reading →


Sticks & Pallet Wood Heart

Pallet Wood and Sticks Valentine’s Heart

Good morning. I have something just a bit different for you today, a blog hop. Yup, I was invited to join the Junk Revision Challenge.  Each month the group is given a theme and it is up to us to … Continue Reading →


Bamboo & Pallet Wood Valance

Bamboo or Pallet Wood Valance – Easy diy

January was spent getting my youngest son’s bedroom painted and organized. What used to be a jungle themed bedroom has grown up substantially…a little of out with the old and in with the new. The desk redo with the mismatched … Continue Reading →


Storage Room Storage Shelving

Easy Basement Shelving Organization

It’s January, it’s cold outside, there is 2 feet of snow, I’ve been stuck inside and my house is screaming ORGANIZE ME!  Actually most of my house is mostly organized, but my storage room is a nightmare. I’m kind of embarrassed … Continue Reading →


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Storage Solutions to Organize your House

Welcome back. Today I have a great guest post from Kathleen Crane.  Kathleen runs a small cleaning agency , so who better to give advice on cleaning and organizing?  I think she has some great ideas and simple solutions for the … Continue Reading →


Teenage Boys Bedroom, over the desk shelves, IKEA hack, pallet wood backing for shelves

IKEA Bookshelves go Horizontal

When I shared with you the desktop (above) last week, I mentioned that a blizzard was on its way. Well I’m back, and pleased to announce that I survived the blizzard of 2016. Forecasts called for 18-24 inches of the white … Continue Reading →


Creating a desk from Metal File Cabinets

Desk made from old Metal File Cabinets

Welcome back. If you live in the northeast, I hope you’re prepared.  Yup, we’re expecting a blizzard. We have actually had an extremely warm winter so far, so I guess we’re due. The stores were filled today with people buying … Continue Reading →


Mismatched Metal File Cabinets

Mismatched Metal File Cabinets get a Makeover

A couple of months before Christmas, my youngest son tells me that he really needs a bigger desk.  The old, “This end up” desk he’s been using since he was about 5, is no longer cutting it.  If you have … Continue Reading →


Transform a Vintage Door into a sliding Barn Door, diy-012

Sliding Barn Door for a Bathroom

It’s hard to believe that it is already the third Friday of the month, but since it is, that means I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. If you have one of those 80’s, no door on the bathroom … Continue Reading →


Rustic Pallet Wood Heart

Rustic Pallet Wood Valentines Heart

I just put away the Christmas decorations and I’m already thinking about Valentine’s Day. Well, I did have an empty space on the wall where the pallet Christmas tree has stood for the last couple of months. I could have … Continue Reading →


Scavenging Haunted Past and a MIrror

Scavenging the Haunted Past…and a mirror

Not too far from my home used to be the site of one of Maryland’s Most Haunted buildings, the Henryton State Hospital.  The hospital closed it’s doors in 1985, having been opened since the early 1920’s. In it’s prime, it housed … Continue Reading →


Winter, Ivy and Seedpod Wreath

Winter, Ivy and Seed Pod Wreath

Way back in September, I got a call from my middle son, Kevin.  He had been mowing his lawn and had run over an old stump that the previous owners had left behind. The stump did some kind of damage … Continue Reading →


Headboard created from old shutters, upcycle, recycle-001

Headboard made from Salvaged Shutters

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I usually don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  Frankly, I have very little willpower and who can say no to chocolate.  That being said, I love January.  January is the time I work on all … Continue Reading →


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