Pallet Wood Family Photo Box

Stacking 18 People in Boxes for a Family Photo

A few weeks before Christmas I was perusing Pinterest for menu ideas for my Christmas dinner.  Things were not going well.  I kept getting distracted with decorating ideas, new projects…you name it, I was distracted by it and my menu … Continue Reading →


DIY Oyster Shell Tree

Oyster Shell Tree for Beachcombers

Over the Thanksgiving holiday my family all got together and rented a house on the Chesapeake Bay.  Considering it was late November we had beautiful weather.  It wasn’t quite bikini weather (OK, it’s never bikini weather) but it was, put … Continue Reading →


Hometown Map Coasters

Personalized Hometown Map Coasters

  • By Joan
  • December 15, 2016
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I know that on Tuesday I shared with you 75 homemade gifts for everyone on your gift list but if you still haven’t decided on what present to give friends and family, I have one more possibility.  A set of personalized … Continue Reading →


75 Homemade Gift Ideas

Something for Everyone, 75 Homemade Gift Ideas

I was going to post another diy gift idea that my youngest made last year but if you still haven’t finished up your Christmas shopping I wanted to get this fun list of homemade gift ideas to you as soon … Continue Reading →


Homemade gifts, gifts kids can make, Apple Salsa

Apple Salsa – Gifts Kids can Make

Starting when my boys were only a couple of years old, every year I’ve had them make presents for all their Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents. They knew too well the joy of receiving but I have always wanted them to know the joy of … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Metal File Cabinet, bar cart, kitchen cart

Metal File Box becomes a Bar Cart

It’s back to the flea market again today.  This time with a fun upcycle of the metal green file box. Can you see a bar cart? The metal green file box I found at the flea market wasn’t much too … Continue Reading →


Reclaimed Wood, Pallet Wood, Christmas O

Two Reclaimed Wood Christmas Stars

It is so hard for me to believe that Christmas is just a few weeks away. And because I know you are super busy, I have a couple of easy stars to get you into the spirit of the holiday. … Continue Reading →


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Painted Pallet Wood Snowflakes

If you love pallets, have a bunch of scrap pallet wood sitting around (or even just a few pieces), would like a quick and easy project…I may have just the project for you…Painted Pallet Wood Snowflakes! Start out by gathering your extra pallet … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Shutter- Holiday Buffet or Centerpiece

Recycled Shutter Ready for Holiday Buffets

Before I get started on this weeks DIY, I wanted to share with you a Thanksgiving cheese ball we made last year, just to get you in the mood. Originally made by Angela at Handmade in the Heartland, you can … Continue Reading →


Flea Market Finds, Recycled Pendant Light

Pendant Light from the Flea Market

  • By Joan
  • November 17, 2016
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Back in May I showed you a really cool industrial beater from an abandoned restaurant. In a matter of seconds, with a light cord from IKEA, I was able to transform it into a super cool, super unique pendant light. … Continue Reading →


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Upcycled Shutter Headboard

Today I’m continuing on my quest to find as many things as I can to do with  old vintage shutters before my pile runs out. If you’re counting, this is shutter project number 6. If you don’t count the valances, … Continue Reading →


Mini Junk Angels

Trio of Mini Junk Angels

Normally I’m not thinking Christmas ornaments this time of year, I’m still planning my Thanksgiving supper, but when the Junk Visionaries tell you that the monthly theme for November is Junk Christmas ornaments or decor, well it’s time to bring … Continue Reading →


Mirror and Shutters

Transform a Mirror with Shutters

I was just looking back over my posts from the last several weeks and I counted that of my last 12 posts, 5 of them have been made with vintage shutters. One of them. the shutter valances, was an old project … Continue Reading →


Vintage Shutter Cabinet

When life gives you Shutters – Make a Cabinet!

Sometimes I decide to do a project based on a need… I need a new coffee table, or one of my sons needs a headboard or a new desk or a new lamp. And sometimes I get inspired to do … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood and Shingle Slats shadowbox with railroad foundry molds

Pallet Wood, Shutters and Thingamajigs

  • By Joan
  • October 31, 2016
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Welcome back and Happy Halloween.  I don’t look forward to Halloween as much as I used to…my kids are too old to go trick or treating, so whose candy stash am I going to raid? A girls got to have … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Barrel Hoop and Pallet Wood Mirror

Barrel Hoop Mirror

I love all the treasures I found at the flea market over the summer because they force me to think outside of the box.  When a hand truck can become a coffee table and a grain sack can become a ottoman, … Continue Reading →


DIY Exterior Porch/ Floor Lantern

DIY Outdoor Porch Lanterns

Welcome back.  I have a great project for you today, outdoor porch lanterns. I love the tall lanterns that you find in the the home decor stores but have always found them rather pricey, often $100 or more.  Well, I’m here to … Continue Reading →


Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Welcome back.  When I shared my shutter and slats coffee table with you a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I was now the proud owner of a bunch of mismatched shutters and to be prepared for more shutter projects coming your … Continue Reading →


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