Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Pallets and Junk Hearts

Earlier in the week I shared with you a trio of pallet wood and junk hearts and today I have another heart project for you with even more pallet wood and even more junk. You would think that if you … Continue Reading →


Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, slate, vintage music sheets Upcycle

Pallet Wood and Slate Hearts

While you may think of  hearts as just for Valentine’s Day, I think they can be displayed year round. Hearts make great wall art and are even better when you can make them from scraps you may have laying around … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Mirror Makeover

Mirror Makeover with Pallets

  • By Joan
  • January 20, 2017
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Todays project takes my old favorite, pallet wood, paired with an inexpensive cast off mirror,(I think it used to be a bathroom mirror), and some rusty strips of metal. They are all combined to give a fairly easy mirror  makeover. … Continue Reading →


Recycled, Upcycled Barrel Ring Wall Clock diy

Recycled Barrel Hoop Wall Clock

I’m returning once again to my yard sale stash, this time with another project for my barrel hoop.  When I initially went to the store I knew I wanted to make a clock out of my barrel hoop.  I didn’t … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Pointer

My Pallet Wood has Gone to the Dogs

Last week I showed you an enormous Crab House sign my sister asked me to re-create. I say it was enormous because it wouldn’t fit in my car without sticking out a foot or two.  Well, about the same time, … Continue Reading →


Hiding the Cord in a Pull Down Attic Stair Access

Getting Rid of the Attic Access Cord

For the past several months we have been helping my son and his wife rehab a little 1950’s era rancher. We helped out in totally destroying their new home, sometimes known as demo, but we also put in several weekends installing … Continue Reading →


Frank's Crab House

Copying a Local Crab House Sign

Months ago, my sister sent me this picture of a Frank’s Crab House sign.  She had spotted it in a local salvage store.  Supposedly, it used to be for sale for hundreds of dollars but now it had a permanent … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Family Photo Box

Stacking 18 People in Boxes for a Family Photo

A few weeks before Christmas I was perusing Pinterest for menu ideas for my Christmas dinner.  Things were not going well.  I kept getting distracted with decorating ideas, new projects…you name it, I was distracted by it and my menu … Continue Reading →


DIY Oyster Shell Tree

Oyster Shell Tree for Beachcombers

Over the Thanksgiving holiday my family all got together and rented a house on the Chesapeake Bay.  Considering it was late November we had beautiful weather.  It wasn’t quite bikini weather (OK, it’s never bikini weather) but it was, put … Continue Reading →


Hometown Map Coasters

Personalized Hometown Map Coasters

  • By Joan
  • December 15, 2016
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I know that on Tuesday I shared with you 75 homemade gifts for everyone on your gift list but if you still haven’t decided on what present to give friends and family, I have one more possibility.  A set of personalized … Continue Reading →


75 Homemade Gift Ideas

Something for Everyone, 75 Homemade Gift Ideas

I was going to post another diy gift idea that my youngest made last year but if you still haven’t finished up your Christmas shopping I wanted to get this fun list of homemade gift ideas to you as soon … Continue Reading →


Homemade gifts, gifts kids can make, Apple Salsa

Apple Salsa – Gifts Kids can Make

Starting when my boys were only a couple of years old, every year I’ve had them make presents for all their Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents. They knew too well the joy of receiving but I have always wanted them to know the joy of … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Metal File Cabinet, bar cart, kitchen cart

Metal File Box becomes a Bar Cart

It’s back to the flea market again today.  This time with a fun upcycle of the metal green file box. Can you see a bar cart? The metal green file box I found at the flea market wasn’t much too … Continue Reading →


Reclaimed Wood, Pallet Wood, Christmas O

Two Reclaimed Wood Christmas Stars

It is so hard for me to believe that Christmas is just a few weeks away. And because I know you are super busy, I have a couple of easy stars to get you into the spirit of the holiday. … Continue Reading →


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Painted Pallet Wood Snowflakes

If you love pallets, have a bunch of scrap pallet wood sitting around (or even just a few pieces), would like a quick and easy project…I may have just the project for you…Painted Pallet Wood Snowflakes! Start out by gathering your extra pallet … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Shutter- Holiday Buffet or Centerpiece

Recycled Shutter Ready for Holiday Buffets

Before I get started on this weeks DIY, I wanted to share with you a Thanksgiving cheese ball we made last year, just to get you in the mood. Originally made by Angela at Handmade in the Heartland, you can … Continue Reading →


Flea Market Finds, Recycled Pendant Light

Pendant Light from the Flea Market

  • By Joan
  • November 17, 2016
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Back in May I showed you a really cool industrial beater from an abandoned restaurant. In a matter of seconds, with a light cord from IKEA, I was able to transform it into a super cool, super unique pendant light. … Continue Reading →


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Upcycled Shutter Headboard

Today I’m continuing on my quest to find as many things as I can to do with  old vintage shutters before my pile runs out. If you’re counting, this is shutter project number 6. If you don’t count the valances, … Continue Reading →


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