Rewiring Barn Light

Rewiring a Vintage Green Pendant Light

  • By Joan
  • June 6, 2017
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I’m returning today with another of my farmhouse finds.  This time it’s this grimy green pendant light.  From looking it up on the internet, I believe it’s a Benjamin light.  I don’t know if that name refers to all green … Continue Reading →


Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

An Easy Project with Pallet Wood and Shutters

Back in March I shared with you 2 memo boards I had made from the two halves of an old shutter.  I actually made four memo boards at the time.  I sort of got carried away and once I got … Continue Reading →


Dad's Sweater Pillow

Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Welcome back, I have an easy Father’s Day gift and it comes with a remembrance from the past. My own dad passed away 10 years ago next February.   He was always there to lend a hand, guide us in the right … Continue Reading →


Vintage Wood Table top

Replacing a Table Top with Vintage Wood

The very first piece of furniture my husband and I ever bought as a couple was this cute little butcher block table.  It was the perfect size for our apartment and it fit the two of us perfectly. Well almost … Continue Reading →


Painted File Cabinet, File Cabinet Makeover

Painted File Cabinet Makeover

Two of my all time most viewed posts are my file cabinet makeovers.  I’m assuming that there are a lot of people out there with ugly file cabinets. My own file cabinet wasn’t terribly ugly.  Hubby and I had invested in … Continue Reading →


diy Receipt Spike

One more use for an old Barbell Weight

  • By Joan
  • May 17, 2017
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My youngest son is graduating from high school this week and I’m busy doing projects for my middle son’s wedding next month so I thought I’d share a super simple DIY with you.  I had a little hiccup with this … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Rusty Turkey Fryer

Upcycled Rusty Turkey Fryer

I have a great upcycle for you.  Today the rusty legs to this old turkey fryer are getting a major overhaul. My sister and I found this old  turkey fryer at a flea market a few weeks ago.  We didn’t even know … Continue Reading →


Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

Repairing Chipped Wood Veneer

  • By Joan
  • May 11, 2017
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Last week I was on a thrift store hunt.  I went to 5 thrift stores and I was intent on finding something. Right now I have no idea what the heck I was looking for,but I’m pretty sure it was important at … Continue Reading →


No sew Padded Seat

Easy No Sew Padded Seat Cover

Several years ago, a friend of mine asked if I could help her with a cushion for a bench she had recently bought.  She had already gotten the fabric and a 2 inch piece of foam and now she was attempting to cover … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Napkin Holder

Easy Pallet Wood Napkin Holder

A friend of mine recently asked if I had ever made a napkin holder. Why no, I haven’t, but it sounds like a fairly easy project and better yet, I could make one out of pallet wood and other scraps I … Continue Reading →


Laundry Room Update, installing a new laundry tub

Replacing Laundry Room Sink, Laundry Room Update

  • By Joan
  • May 1, 2017
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Back in 2014 I shared with you my laundry room makeover. While it looked pretty good, at the time I didn’t ‘air all my dirty laundry’, ( a little laundry room humor) I never showed you the old laundry tub back in the … Continue Reading →


Wood Slice End Table

DIY Wood Slice End Table

A couple of years ago my hubby and I were running a few errands when we pass a yard that had a freshly taken down tree and a huge sign —FREE WOOD, YOU HAUL. Of course I muttered out loud, … Continue Reading →


Vintage Window Wall Cabinet

Vintage Window Wall Cabinet

I’ve been busy in the workshop this past week, this time transforming a pair of vintage windows into a unique wall cabinet. My projects are usually based on what junk I’ve picked up in my travels or if I get a … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Eyeglass mold Wall Art

Spring Break Upcycling and Recycling Inspiration

You may or may not have noticed that I didn’t post anything last week.  Hubby and I took off on a spring break with stops in Virginia, Ohio and Illinois. I did have my camera handy and whenever I saw anything … Continue Reading →


Wood Siding Frames

Farmhouse Wood Siding Frames

Welcome back.  Remember all my treasures from the old farmhouse? The rusty rake that became a memo board,   the moldy drawer shelf,  the missing caned seat chair and the wire spool giant clock?  Well, I’m digging back into my … Continue Reading →


New treads for old stairs, remodel reface and refinish old stairs-022

Weekend Project – Installing New Stair Treads

Last year, my son Keith and his wife Steph bought a small, 1950’s ranch style home that had seen better days. The ceiling was cracking, the closets were tiny, no insulation, instead of caulking duct tape was used in the … Continue Reading →


DIY Shutters and Junk Birdhouse

Fun and Junky Shutter Birdhouse

At the end of  my rusty rake memo board and  shutter post,  I asked my very creative readers if they had any ideas for upcycling old shutters.  Since this is my 16th shutter project, the ideas are starting to flow a … Continue Reading →


Giant Wall clock

Big, Huge, Pottery Barn Inspired, Wall Clock

Large wall clocks are everywhere these days and I wanted to put my own spin on the trend.   You might think that this clock looks pretty much like all the rest, but mine stands 53 inches high…that’s nearly four … Continue Reading →


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