Assemblage Art Junk Fish

Junk Fish

I’ve made several junk angels but this is the first time I’ve tackled a fish. I’m pretty sure this fish has no basis in reality, but that doesn’t stop me from having some fun. From your junk pile,  pull out … Continue Reading →


No Wiring Oyster Shell Lamp DIY

Beachcombing at the Dump

Isn’t this lamp gorgeous?  Well I thought so too.  I found this sweet lamp at SueatHome.com.  Sue found it at the Tides Beach Club in Maine. Make sure you click on the link for the rest of her club tour. Anyway, … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood and Skulls

Pallet Wood and Skulls for Halloween

This is the week of easy pallet wood Halloween projects.  I thought the pumpkin holder from earlier in the week was a good project for the beginner palleter (made up word) but this one, I assure you, is even easier. … Continue Reading →


Easy Fall Pumpkin Holder, Centerpiece, Planter, Pallet Wood Projects

Fall Decorating with Pallet Wood

Just in time for Fall,  a fun, easy, and inexpensive DIY for all you pallet wood lovers out there.   Start with a bunch of pallet wood.  You will also need a dowel or spindle and more scrap wood for … Continue Reading →


Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

Crows and Skulls under Glass

  • By Joan
  • September 28, 2017
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I found these two clocks with the glass domes at a local thrift store recently.  I’ve been wanting to decorate with a cloche but hadn’t found one the right size or the right price.  I really wanted the taller one … Continue Reading →



ChartreuseandCo Scavenging Farmhouse Decor Scavenging Inspiration

Fall Market Days and Blue Pumpkins

Last weekend, my sister and I had the opportunity to shop the Chartreuse and Co.  Fall Market Days located in Buckeystown, Maryland. I would strongly encourage you to go if you’re in the area and you love farmhouse decor.  Think Joanna … Continue Reading →


Tool Box Coffee Table

Flea Market Tool Box Coffee Table

In early August I had the chance to go back to the 40 mile Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia.  Last year I got tons of stuff and you’ve been seeing my projects ever since.  The latest was the dorm … Continue Reading →


Thrift Store Lazy Susan

Thrift Store Lazy Susan

  • By Joan
  • September 14, 2017
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You may recognize this wooden piece.  It was the top tier of the table I refinished last week. I told you last week that I had  plans for one of the tiers and this is it…a Lazy Susan.  You know, the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled chicken incubator Coffee Table

It’s a Chicken Incubator…Seriously!

It was a year ago last August that my sister found this cool wooden box at a flea market. She had no idea what it was but it was made of wood, it was old and it was kind of cool. … Continue Reading →


Two Tier Table Transformation

Two Tier Table Transformation

This project came to me by way of my sister.  She picked up this cute little table for $2.50 at a thrift store but didn’t know quite what to do with him and since she has a real job she handed … Continue Reading →


Metal Industrial Cabinet

Cool Enough for a Dorm Room

You may remember my fantastic finds from a flea market last August.  It was over a 100 degrees that day but I got some great bargains, probably because everybody wanted to go home.  Today I’m working on the red metal … Continue Reading →


DIY Driftwood Buoy Lamp

Driftwood Buoy Lamp

I try to spread out my lighting projects but this week I was on a roll. Tuesday I shared with you a salad bowl pendant and today I’m making a lamp out of a piece of driftwood. I can never  seem … Continue Reading →


Recycled Bamboo Bowl Pendant Light

Seeing a Salad Bowl in a Whole New Light

I never know what a trip to the thrift store will bring.  It’s usually not what I’m looking for so I always have to keep an open mind. You know I wasn’t looking for a  Vietnamese bamboo salad bowl.  But … Continue Reading →


Pallet wood Nautical Flags, signal flags wall decor

Nautical Pallet Wood

Hi everyone, I’m late posting this week as I was dropping off my youngest at college.  He’s all set and I’m finally back at my computer.  Today I have another pallet wood project.  It’s easy construction with all straight cuts … Continue Reading →


Improvised Solar Eclipse sun glasses, upcycled slides

The Eclipse and a Spindle Frame

Have you ever wondered what would a scavenger/ upcycler use for solar eclipse sun glasses when said scavenger did not plan ahead and buy the specialty glasses.  Well yesterday I found out.  This scavenger would first try to pile a bunch of sunglasses … Continue Reading →


TV Stand Makeover

New Life for a TV Stand

I have a fun TV stand makeover for you today.  This interesting piece of furniture was found at the local ReStore. Originally marked $40, and marked down to $15. It’s mine now! I had been on the search for a TV … Continue Reading →


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 →


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