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 →


Wayfair Inspired Driftwood Tree

Wayfair Inspired Driftwood Tree diy

Ever since August, I’ve been on the hunt for driftwood ,and while I’ve gotten a few pieces of genuine, smoothed by the tides, washed up on the shore pieces of wood.  Most of my wood was mostly, aged by the rain, … Continue Reading →


DIY Upcycled Casters Wall Hooks

DIY Caster Wall Hooks

I love old wall hooks especially when they are made out of something unexpected.   I was just on Pinterest and I found wall hooks made of golf clubs, C-clamps, silverware, doorknobs, wrenches, spools, faucets, dinosaur heads, baby doll parts, … Continue Reading →


Shutter Floor Lantern

Upcycled Twice!? Lantern diy

I don’t know if you call it upcycling, recycling, repurposing or just reusing…that is what these shutters have done… Twice! Let me backtrack a bit. Way back in October, I shared with you my lamp made from repurposed shutters. It … Continue Reading →


Easy Driftwood Hurricane Lamp diy

Easy Driftwood Hurricane Lamp diy

When I first shared my driftwood wreath last week, I mentioned that I had more driftwood and therefore more projects in the works.  Well, I’m back already with project number 2, a driftwood hurricane lamp. Doing a little driftwood idea … Continue Reading →


Driftwood Wreath diy

Driftwood Wreath diy

I’m so excited to bring you my driftwood wreath today. The reason I’m so excited? This wreath has been at least 6 months in the making. That is about when I first decided I wanted to make one (it actually … Continue Reading →


Salvaged from a dump!

Salvaged from a dump!

 So, a couple of weeks ago I was able to talk my sister into going to a dump to see if we could find anything fun. Actually it wasn’t hard to talk her into it, she loves the thrill of … Continue Reading →


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