Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, slate, vintage music sheets Upcycle

Pallet Wood and Slate Hearts

While you may think of  hearts as just for Valentine’s Day, I think they can be displayed year round. Hearts make great wall art and are even better when you can make them from scraps you may have laying around … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Mirror Makeover

Mirror Makeover with Pallets

  • By Joan
  • January 20, 2017
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Todays project takes my old favorite, pallet wood, paired with an inexpensive cast off mirror,(I think it used to be a bathroom mirror), and some rusty strips of metal. They are all combined to give a fairly easy mirror  makeover. … Continue Reading →


Recycled, Upcycled Barrel Ring Wall Clock diy

Recycled Barrel Hoop Wall Clock

I’m returning once again to my yard sale stash, this time with another project for my barrel hoop.  When I initially went to the store I knew I wanted to make a clock out of my barrel hoop.  I didn’t … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Pointer

My Pallet Wood has Gone to the Dogs

Last week I showed you an enormous Crab House sign my sister asked me to re-create. I say it was enormous because it wouldn’t fit in my car without sticking out a foot or two.  Well, about the same time, … Continue Reading →


Hiding the Cord in a Pull Down Attic Stair Access

Getting Rid of the Attic Access Cord

For the past several months we have been helping my son and his wife rehab a little 1950’s era rancher. We helped out in totally destroying their new home, sometimes known as demo, but we also put in several weekends installing … Continue Reading →


Frank's Crab House

Copying a Local Crab House Sign

Months ago, my sister sent me this picture of a Frank’s Crab House sign.  She had spotted it in a local salvage store.  Supposedly, it used to be for sale for hundreds of dollars but now it had a permanent … Continue Reading →


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 →


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