DIY Log Slice Side 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 →


DIY Vintage Windows 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 →


Vintage Wood Siding Frame

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 →


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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 →


DIY Fireplace mantel, faux railroad tie

Easy Faux Railroad Tie Mantel

Welcome back.  After showing you my painted fireplace  earlier in the week I promised I would return to show you the DIY mantel that finishes off my makeover. Looks a bit like a railroad tie doesn’t it?  Well, it has … Continue Reading →


Painting a Brick fireplace surround

Painting my Ugly Brick Fireplace

Do you have one of those places in your house that is badly in need of a makeover but you’ve been putting it off and putting it off. That’s my fireplace! Other people probably notice how grungy it is, but … Continue Reading →


Vintage Card Table Makeover

Vintage Card Table Makeover

This project would never have come about if I hadn’t needed to see my supplier. My pallet supplier that is. I’m working on a pallet project for my middle son’s wedding and I have a bunch of the thinner pallet … Continue Reading →


Bike Fender and Casters

Rusty Bike Fenders and Casters

A couple of weeks ago I shared a unique memo board made from half a shutter and a rake head.  Since I still had half a shutter leftover from that project why not make another memo board.  I still had … Continue Reading →


Replacing a Missing Caned Seat

Caned Seat Missing? Make a Padded Seat Cover

Remember my pile of musty, moldy junk I scavenged from a farmhouse a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve already made projects with the rake head and the drawer  (it’s buried in there somewhere) and now it’s time to give the … Continue Reading →


Easy DIY bench

Scavenged Treasures by the Stream

Behind my house, down past the pallet garden, the pallet wood  signpost and an old apple tree…down past the storm drainage pond, runs a tiny little stream. I can’t say my kids played in the stream very much when they … Continue Reading →


Vintage Shutter Memo board with upcycled rake

Recycling an old Rake and Shutter

I’m still playing around with my pile of shutters this time to bring you a memo board. I was coming to the end of my pile, only having 5 shutters left, but when I paid a visit to the salvage … Continue Reading →


Farmhouse Drawer Makeover, DIY Shelves

Finding a Hidden Sign and a Repurposed Drawer

Last Thursday I showed you all my scavenging finds from an old farmhouse.  Among my treasures was this old  moldy, mildewy drawer.  It was actually  one of four that were sitting on the floor.  Whatever structure that once held them … Continue Reading →


Picking Treasures from an Old Farmhouse

Treasure Hunting in an old Farm House

Have you ever seen the show American Pickers?  Two guys, Mike and Frank, travel the country in search of treasures that they can sell at their antique store in Iowa.  Sometimes they’ll get a referral, but very often they’ll just … Continue Reading →


Painted Hardware

50 Cent Vintage Drawer Hardware

I am always on the lookout for miscellaneous hardware to restock my pile of junk. I do a lot of projects where the hardware is missing, it needs hardware,  or I’m just making something out of junk (like my junk angels). … Continue Reading →


Shutter Utility Cart

Upcycled Shutter Serving Cart

Did you know that this is my 13th shutter project , and since I still have a bunch of shutters in my junk pile, it definitely won’t be my last.  You can find my gallery of shutter projects here. Not all … Continue Reading →


Great Blue Heron watercolor Bryce Robinson

Great Blue Heron and a Frame Makeover

My project today comes with a gallery of bird pictures and a couple of bird lovers. I’m using my space today to brag on my niece Caitlin and her boyfriend Bryce. This is my niece in Alaska, elbow deep in … Continue Reading →


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