Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

China and Rust Thanksgiving Table

  For Thanksgiving this year I’m combining rust and my good china.  It might seem like a strange combination but I think it works. If this is your first year putting rust on your dining room table you might want … Continue Reading →


Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Christmas Bazaar – Trees, Signs and Sleds

In September I had the opportunity to visit Chartreuse and Company’s  Fall Market Days.   The place was loaded with furniture and crafts  with a farmhouse, sometime shabby chic style.  In early November they started their holiday bash and I had … Continue Reading →


Replacement Lid from Scrap Wood and a Belt

Replacing a Missing Lid with Wood

The same place and the same day I bought the stinky french chair, I found this cute galvanized drink dispenser.  I don’t think he is particularly old because he has the plastic insert but he does have that vintage look with all the … Continue Reading →


Thrift Store Drafting Table gets a much needed Makeover

Extreme Makeover – Drafting Table Edition

I must admit that when I first saw this table at the local thrift store it was not love at first sight.  I was not in love with someone else’s vacation photos, photos do not make for a nice flat surface … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Side Table

Easy Pallet Wood Outdoor Side Table

I have one more outdoor project for you before the weather turns too cold and then I should be inside until spring. This project goes together really quick using an old plant stand for the legs and my old stand by, … Continue Reading →


Rustic Shutter Arbor

Rustic Shutter Arbor DIY

Back in September of last year I got a message from a neighbor of mine telling me about the local salvage yard giving away  a bunch of their mismatched shutters.  I was sure that by the time I would be … Continue Reading →


Music Junk Angel with Oyster Shells

Oyster Shell and Music Junk Angel

It’s been a couple months since I’ve cleaned out my workshop and it was long overdue.  When I start to do more of my projects in the kitchen because there is no room on the workbench then I know it is … Continue Reading →


Upholstered French Chair Makeover DIY

DIY French Chair Makeover

I was visiting my sister last week.  She’s laid up with a broken foot, she had had surgery the day before and was in need of a rootbeer float.  Besides in pain, she was rather bummed that her flea market … Continue Reading →


Upcycled, Recycled, Repurposed Drawer Shelves-017

Flea Market Flip – Recycled Drawer Shelves

Welcome back, I have another flea market find that I’m giving an easy upcycle.  In August I had the pleasure of shopping the  Route 11 Yard Crawl.  Back in 2016, at the same yard sale,  I got enough junk to … Continue Reading →


intage Carrot Seed Packet Pallet Wood Sign

Carrot Seed Packet Pallet Wood Sign

Hi everyone, I’m back today with another vintage seed packet sign.  This time I’ve chosen Danvers Half Long Carrots.  Not sure why, maybe I liked the colors  and they didn’t look too hard to paint. If you like seed packets … Continue Reading →


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

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 →


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