DIY Outdoor Pallet Wood Side Table with lights

Illuminated Pallet Wood Side Table

I remember at Christmas time when my brother-in-law, Bill, gave me a fresh supply of pallet wood he asked me if I actually had any plans for all that wood.  (best Christmas present ever, by the way) At the time, nothing … Continue Reading →


DIY Vintage Metal Numbers  for cubby organizer shelves

Soda Can, Vintage Number Labels

  Sometimes when you think you’re finished a project, you find you’re missing just one thing. If you missed my post from Monday this week,   I shared with you how to make this great organizer shelf using pallet wood, nails … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Cubby Shelves

Pallet Wood Cubby Organizer Shelves

Years ago I bought one of those printers typeset drawers. The kind of drawer with tons of little cubbies that used to house the printers type for the old printing presses and now can hold tons of little knickknacks.  I … Continue Reading →


Recycled Book Pages Chandelier, Upcycled Chandelier

Second Choice Chandelier

  • By Joan
  • March 18, 2016
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As promised, today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. I just want to give you a bit of a sneak preview. Can you tell what common household item has been repurposed? I guarantee you have one in your own … Continue Reading →


Bunny Makeover

Even Bunnies need Makeovers

This little guy started out as a thrift store find. He was sort of cute, definitely not my taste but he had good bones. He was in desperate need of a makeover and if you want a super simple craft … Continue Reading →


Why I destroyed my Dump Desk

Why I Destroyed My Dump Desk

Last April I shared with you a desk that I had made from legs salvaged from a dump and wood that was leftover from my storage cupboard. No sooner had I finished the desk than my son and his wife came … Continue Reading →


LIVE BAITS Sign -Fixer Upper Style

LIVE BAITS Sign – Fixer Upper Style

I love watching HGTV and all the other DIY shows out there. As a self-professed scavenger I find they are a great source for ideas for DIY projects for my own house. I’m actually surprised I get anything done ever, especially … Continue Reading →


Country Stool Makeover with French letter transfer

Country Stool Makeover

Back in January when I was cleaning out my storage room, I came upon this little stool buried in a back corner under several boxes. It was originally from my mother-in-law’s house. Painted my mother-in-law’s favorite color, blue, and adorned … Continue Reading →


Antique Printing Blocks frame

Vintage Printer Blocks Frame

Several months ago I was scanning Ebay, just looking to see what was out there in auction land, and I came upon a Lot of Antique Printing Blocks.  I wasn’t looking for printing blocks, but there were over 75 of them … Continue Reading →


Tin Plate from a Plastic Charger

Beautiful Antique Tin Plate?

Beautiful Antique tin plate? No, it’s plastic doing it’s best to give that age old vintage inspired charm. Don’t be disappointed though, because I have a super easy tutorial for you to make your own plastic antique tin plate, a … Continue Reading →


This End Up Loft bed gets a makeover

This End Up Loft Bed gets a Makeover

Back in the 80’s This End Up furniture was everywhere. They had stores in 250 malls and every kid had a bunk bed…mine included. The furniture was incredibly durable and could take years of abuse. While the company went bankrupt in … Continue Reading →


Finding Vintage Patent Artwork, diy pallet project

Vintage Patent Art Work for FREE

Last week I shared with you the calendar I bought that was filled with Patent Posters, most from the 1800’s.  With a few pieces of pallet wood and some modpodge the calendar patent posters were transformed into  inexpensive artwork. I … Continue Reading →


Landscape Timber Railroad Tie Lamp-001

Upcycled Railroad Tie

  • By Joan
  • February 19, 2016
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Good morning once again.  As promised, I have a great new project for you but you’ll have to visit me over at My Repurposed Life today where I am guest posting.  Can you guess what I made from this great … Continue Reading →


Vintage Patent Blueprints Calendar Pallet Wall Art

Pallets and Calendars diy Wall Art

December is always the month when I shop for a new calendar for the new year and last December was no different. So while I’m looking at all the cute puppies, sunsets, grumpy cat, beautiful gardens,  and hunk calendars, the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Sometimes, when I least expect it, a project will just appear to me out of a dumpster.  I wasn’t looking…well, I must have looked at some point…but I definitely wasn’t looking on purpose.  I was on my way to one … Continue Reading →


Teakettle Birdhouse with Reclaimed wood

Future home for my Fine Feathered Friends

Last Christmas my brother-in-law gave me this great teapot planted with a beautiful green plant.  Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for me to kill the beautiful green plant. The leaves started dropping like it was fall and soon it was an … Continue Reading →


Vintage tripod floor lamp diy, surveyors tripod

Wood Surveyor’s Tripod Floor Lamp

Last summer, at the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia, I bought this great surveyors tripod. It was actually the same yard sale that I bought the typing desk and the wood planer, and the same yard sale that my sister bought the carpenter’s … Continue Reading →


Bamboo & Pallet Wood Valance

Bamboo or Pallet Wood Valance – Easy diy

January was spent getting my youngest son’s bedroom painted and organized. What used to be a jungle themed bedroom has grown up substantially…a little of out with the old and in with the new. The desk redo with the mismatched … Continue Reading →


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