Walled Pallet Garden Update

Support Your Local Farmer- Pallet Garden Update

Right around this time last year I showed you the pallet walled garden we had built to wall in our vegetable garden and to keep the  deer and groundhogs out. We planted the garden in mid-July, not the best time … Continue Reading →


Easy DIY Drawer Organizer

Easy DIY Drawer Organizer

  • By Joan
  • August 11, 2016
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Do you have a drawer in your house that could use a bit of organizing?  It could be a desk drawer, a junk drawer, a vanity drawer, your sock drawer.  Well it could be time to make a custom drawer … Continue Reading →


Vintage Writing Desk Makeover

Vintage Writing Desk Makeover

Several weeks ago I spotted an old writing desk at my local Goodwill.  It was only $20 but I wasn’t looking for a desk, I didn’t need a desk, I didn’t even know I was in the market for a … Continue Reading →


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Curbside Chair Makeover

Before I went on vacation last month I was working on the makeovers of these furniture pieces my sister had rescued from her neighborhood trash. You may remember, the little drop leaf table turned out super cute with a coat … Continue Reading →


DIY Coffee Sign

Good Things Happen Over Coffee

I may have been on vacation last month but, I still kept my eyes open on my travels because you never know when inspiration will strike. The sign you see above was near the trailhead of a hike we did … Continue Reading →


Lantern made from Cheap Frames

Lantern made from old Frames

Hello friends.  Technically I’m still on vacation, but I am taking a break from all that relaxing for my monthly project over at My Repurposed Life.  This time I’m repurposing some old cheapy frames into a really cool lantern. You can … Continue Reading →


Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing, DIY Vintage style Sign

Considering all the fish themed signs I make, you would think that I, or my family, would be really into fishing.  As a matter of fact, we stink at fishing. We once took a houseboat out on Lake Powell where … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Postcard Display

Super Easy Pallet Wood Postcard Display

Back in April I showed you a little display shelf and mirror that I spied in my sister’s bathroom and was the inspiration for my own DIY display shelf. Well this cute little postcard display was found in my other sister’s … Continue Reading →


Recycled Shutters and Candles Wall Sconce-

Vintage Shutters Wall Sconce

Months ago, my younger brother showed up on my doorstep with a fantastic pile of architectural salvage stuff.   A pile of shutters, a couple of doors, tons of  spindles…he was cleaning out his garage and he thought I might be able … Continue Reading →


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Recycled Tin Shingles Headboard

I love to make headboards and they are probably my second most favorite thing to make…coffee tables being number one.  The problem is, you can only have so many headboards sitting around, so when son #2 said he was actually … Continue Reading →


Divided Pedestal Server

Repurposing from the Thrift Store

  • By Joan
  • June 17, 2016
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  Welcome back. As promised, today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life.  I’ve given you just a sneak peek of my project but for the full tutorial you’ll just have to follow me over there. You won’t believe … Continue Reading →


Reupholstered Dining Room Chair

Upholstering a Dining Room Chair

On Monday I told you the story of my sweet sister who braved the elements and rescued a bunch of furniture from her neighbors trash pile. OK, it hadn’t started raining yet, but it could have. In case you missed … Continue Reading →


Little Red Drop Leaf Table

Little Red Drop Leaf Table

It was a warm spring evening, the sun was just beginning to set.  Thunder rumbled in the distance. Everything was quiet when suddenly the phone rings breaking the eerie stillness. The person on the other end of the line was … Continue Reading →


Reclaimed Wood Buoys

Pottery Barn Inspired Buoys

The scavenger in me loves looking thru the Pottery Barn catalog.  I’m always drawn to the home decor made with reclaimed wood, and every now and then I find an item that I could actually make that just screams “Make Me!” This … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Centerpiece

Patriotic Pallet Wood Centerpiece

It’s time for another Junk Revision Challenge, a monthly blog hop to transform junk into something better. Past challenges were Bits and Pieces, Valentines Day, and Remembering Mom and Dad. Today I’m joining my junk revisionary friends for our take … Continue Reading →


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Upcycled Washtubs and an Old Door

Last weekend we had the pleasure of visiting my sister’s house for a pre-Memorial Day party.  So while I’m sitting on her deck, chowing down on taco dip, a beautiful assortment of cheeses and bruschetta (and that was all before dinner), … Continue Reading →


Vintage Black and White Enamel Table

Vintage Black and White Enamel Table

Last June, I had the opportunity to raid the props department of a local theater group. You may remember, the theater group was forced to move and they had rooms and rooms of unwanted props that they needed to move … Continue Reading →


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Butcher Block Wash Tub Table

On Monday, I told you about my latest scavenging adventures in an old abandoned restaurant. I fell in love with this old wash tub. It’s perfect for parties, a bag of ice, add your sodas and beer, and it’s the perfect … Continue Reading →


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