Cleaning between the Glass on Oven Doors

Cleaning between the Glass on Oven Doors

About 5 years ago, it was definitely a Thursday…how do I know it was a Thursday?…because it was Thanksgiving.  We had just bought a great double wall oven. The old one had bit the dust and wasn’t keeping the temperature … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Fish house numbers

One fish, two fish…house numbers

Whether you’re a fisherman, you have a cabin in the woods, you live near a lake, a pond, a stream, the ocean, you love the great outdoors…this is the project for you. …and not just because of all the aforementioned … Continue Reading →


Driftwood Lamp diy, no wiring required

No Wiring! Easy Driftwood Lamp

 Aged by the sea, adrift on the ocean, each wave rounding off the edges of the pieces of branches that once rose majestically into the sky. Just waiting to be discovered by the aimless wanderer. I would like to think that I have romantic … Continue Reading →


Vintage Window Jewelry Cabinet

Vintage Window Jewelry Cabinet diy

Next week marks the one year anniversary that I started Scavenger Chic. Frankly, when I started the blog I had no idea what I was doing but I knew I had tons of projects that I wanted to share and hopefully … Continue Reading →


Repurposing a Vintage Suitcase

Vintage Suitcase upcycle

  • By Joan
  • July 17, 2015
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Thanks for stopping by but I’m goint to redirect you cause today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life which you can find here.   I’m just going to give you a little hint about what you’ll be seeing. … Continue Reading →


Sunflower Seed Packet Wooden Sign diy

Sunflower Seed Packet Sign

  Remember when I hit the scavenging jackpot a couple of weeks ago. I had the pleasure of  digging thru the props room of a theatre company. As a reminder, below you can see some of my goodies. I already … Continue Reading →


Ironing Board Cabinet diy

Ironing Board Cabinet diy Part 2

Earlier in the week I gave you step by step instructions on how to build a ironing board cabinet.  Now I’m back to show you how to get a picture, any picture, on the door of your ironing board cabinet. … Continue Reading →


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Ironing Board Cabinet diy part 1

I was thinking the other day,that  I would love to have a built in ironing board cabinet.  Wouldn’t it be great to have an ironing board that just folds down from the wall and was ready to use whenever you … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Fruit Crate Ottomans

Upcycled Fruit Crate Ottomans diy

Back in April, my oldest son, Keith, texted me and told me he was cleaning out the garage  of a house his company was designing and it was full of crates…would I be interested in any? Well of course, I’ll take a few. … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Ironing Board, Painted Wine Bottle

Repurposed Ironing Board

I had just gotten rid of my piggy sign when this ironing board landed in my lap. OK, not actually in my lap, but in my car. Years ago, my oldest sister had picked up this old ironing board at a … Continue Reading →


Before and After Painted Piano Bench

Rescued Piano Bench

Last week I shared with you my scavenging adventure…going thru props from  a theatre group.  Well this is the first of my makeovers from that day. There is my bench tucked away under the blue suitcase. He is super sturdy, … Continue Reading →


Seashell Napkin Rings diy

Beachcomber Napkin Rings diy

Summer is coming, the kids are loading up their buckets with seashells. OK, maybe it’s mom who loads up the bucket with seashells…and you can’t part with any of them. You need a project. This is an easy craft project. … Continue Reading →


Moss Hurricane Lamp diy

Moss Hurricane Lamp diy

  When I started these hurricane lamps, I had no idea that I would be making a collection of slipcovers for hurricane lamps.  That’s right, all the coverings just slip right off.  You don’t really need more than 1 or … Continue Reading →


Easy Pallet Wood Shelf diy

Easiest Pallet Wood Project ever….

About a year ago my brother-in-law, Bill, offered to get a bunch of pallets from his loading dock at work.  Apparently, all he had to do was ask the guys at the loading dock and they would save them for … Continue Reading →


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DIY Americana Pillow

Welcome back, I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend.  Here, the weather was absolutely beautiful, great for catching up on a little yard work and soaking up the sun. Had to stay close to home though, as my youngest son, … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Sawhorse Desk

Pallet Wood Sawhorse Desk

A couple of years ago I was scavenging the internet, looking for diy projects when I came upon a super  cool pallet wood desk over at Funky Junk Interiors. Donna did a fantastic job of combining sawhorses, a ladder, pallet … Continue Reading →


Shell Hurricane Lamp diy

Shell Hurricane Lamp

 Way back in 2001, we loaded up the kayak and drove up to Maine to spend a beautiful week hiking and exploring. We chowed down on fresh caught lobsters, we hiked around Acadia, we paddled around the many islands and … Continue Reading →


Junk Angel

Primitive Junk Angel

If you read Monday’s diy on the driftwood tree, you may remember I said I would be back to show you what finally became of the last birthday present I received from my son Keith. Did you guess angel? Mind … Continue Reading →


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