Easy DIY bench

Scavenged Treasures by the Stream

Behind my house, down past the pallet garden, the pallet wood  signpost and an old apple tree…down past the storm drainage pond, runs a tiny little stream. I can’t say my kids played in the stream very much when they … Continue Reading →


Vintage Shutter Memo board with upcycled rake

Recycling an old Rake and Shutter

I’m still playing around with my pile of shutters this time to bring you a memo board. I was coming to the end of my pile, only having 5 shutters left, but when I paid a visit to the salvage … Continue Reading →


Farmhouse Drawer Makeover, DIY Shelves

Finding a Hidden Sign and a Repurposed Drawer

Last Thursday I showed you all my scavenging finds from an old farmhouse.  Among my treasures was this old  moldy, mildewy drawer.  It was actually  one of four that were sitting on the floor.  Whatever structure that once held them … Continue Reading →


Picking Treasures from an Old Farmhouse

Treasure Hunting in an old Farm House

Have you ever seen the show American Pickers?  Two guys, Mike and Frank, travel the country in search of treasures that they can sell at their antique store in Iowa.  Sometimes they’ll get a referral, but very often they’ll just … Continue Reading →


Painted Hardware

50 Cent Vintage Drawer Hardware

I am always on the lookout for miscellaneous hardware to restock my pile of junk. I do a lot of projects where the hardware is missing, it needs hardware,  or I’m just making something out of junk (like my junk angels). … Continue Reading →


Shutter Utility Cart

Upcycled Shutter Serving Cart

Did you know that this is my 13th shutter project , and since I still have a bunch of shutters in my junk pile, it definitely won’t be my last.  You can find my gallery of shutter projects here. Not all … Continue Reading →


Great Blue Heron watercolor Bryce Robinson

Great Blue Heron and a Frame Makeover

My project today comes with a gallery of bird pictures and a couple of bird lovers. I’m using my space today to brag on my niece Caitlin and her boyfriend Bryce. This is my niece in Alaska, elbow deep in … Continue Reading →


Painted Pallet wood hearts

Family Fun, Painted Pallet Wood Hearts

Several weeks ago I sat my family down for a fun Valentine project… painting hearts. I thought I might have to twist a few arms, but everyone participated willingly and it was fun to see the creativity.  If you have … Continue Reading →


Copper Pendant Light

Easy DIY Copper Pendant Light

I was watching the super bowl last night…OK, since my team was eliminated a long time ago, I was watching the commercials and the halftime show..so I was late in typing up my post for today.  So late, that I … Continue Reading →


Floating Frame diy, Recycled Vintage Shutter

Upcycled Shutter, Floating Frame

A couple of months ago, I’m sitting in Carrabba’s, contemplating what I’m going to order… I was going to do it this time…order something other than my usual, my old standby, mouth watering delicious, Chicken Bryan.  It’s  described on their website … Continue Reading →


Wedding Tab;e Numbers

Planning a wedding? 30 Unique and Fun Table Numbers

This post is written for anyone planning a wedding any time soon and for my sweet daughter-in-law Mollie who is in the midst of planning a wedding with my middle son, Kevin.  Technically, she is already my daughter-in-law, having married … Continue Reading →


Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Pallets and Junk Hearts

Earlier in the week I shared with you a trio of pallet wood and junk hearts and today I have another heart project for you with even more pallet wood and even more junk. You would think that if you … Continue Reading →


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
  • Comments Off on Mirror Makeover with Pallets

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 →


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