Thrift Store Drafting Table gets a much needed Makeover

Extreme Makeover – Drafting Table Edition

I must admit that when I first saw this table at the local thrift store it was not love at first sight.  I was not in love with someone else’s vacation photos, photos do not make for a nice flat surface … Continue Reading →


Upholstered French Chair Makeover DIY

DIY French Chair Makeover

I was visiting my sister last week.  She’s laid up with a broken foot, she had had surgery the day before and was in need of a rootbeer float.  Besides in pain, she was rather bummed that her flea market … Continue Reading →


Tool Box Coffee Table

Flea Market Tool Box Coffee Table

In early August I had the chance to go back to the 40 mile Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia.  Last year I got tons of stuff and you’ve been seeing my projects ever since.  The latest was the dorm … Continue Reading →


Upcycled chicken incubator Coffee Table

It’s a Chicken Incubator…Seriously!

It was a year ago last August that my sister found this cool wooden box at a flea market. She had no idea what it was but it was made of wood, it was old and it was kind of cool. … Continue Reading →


Two Tier Table Transformation

Two Tier Table Transformation

This project came to me by way of my sister.  She picked up this cute little table for $2.50 at a thrift store but didn’t know quite what to do with him and since she has a real job she handed … Continue Reading →


Metal Industrial Cabinet

Cool Enough for a Dorm Room

You may remember my fantastic finds from a flea market last August.  It was over a 100 degrees that day but I got some great bargains, probably because everybody wanted to go home.  Today I’m working on the red metal … Continue Reading →


TV Stand Makeover

New Life for a TV Stand

I have a fun TV stand makeover for you today.  This interesting piece of furniture was found at the local ReStore. Originally marked $40, and marked down to $15. It’s mine now! I had been on the search for a TV … Continue Reading →


Record Cabinet Makeover

Saved from the Dump, Vintage Record Cabinet

I’m finally ready to tackle the vintage record cabinet I rescued from the farmhouse back in February.  He wasn’t my first choice for a makeover but if I didn’t stick him in my car that night he would have been headed … Continue Reading →


Curbside Rescue, Chest of Drawers, Dresser chalk paint makeover

Abandoned, Neglected and Ready for a Makeover

Normally when you think of curbside rescue you picture a piece of furniture sitting in front of someones house or at least next to a dumpster. This lonely looking dresser was plopped down in the middle of a parking lot. … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Baby Crib and Kitchen Cabinet Bench

A Crib, Pallets and a Kitchen Cabinet

A crib, pallet and kitchen cabinets, didn’t think they went together did you? The crib was found in a dumpster.  I don’t usually crawl into dumpsters looking for treasures…I do have some pride… but this crib was sticking out of the … Continue Reading →


Refinishing White Pedestal Table and Ladder Back Chairs

Pedestal Table and Chairs Makeover

This cute little table and chairs is owned by my oldest son’s best friend from high school.  He got married last year and he and his wife are saving up to buy a house, hopefully by the end of the … Continue Reading →


Vintage Wood Table top

Replacing a Table Top with Vintage Wood

The very first piece of furniture my husband and I ever bought as a couple was this cute little butcher block table.  It was the perfect size for our apartment and it fit the two of us perfectly. Well almost … Continue Reading →


Painted File Cabinet, File Cabinet Makeover

Painted File Cabinet Makeover

Two of my all time most viewed posts are my file cabinet makeovers.  I’m assuming that there are a lot of people out there with ugly file cabinets. My own file cabinet wasn’t terribly ugly.  Hubby and I had invested in … Continue Reading →


Side Table Makeover, repairing chipped wood veneer

Repairing Chipped Wood Veneer

  • By Joan
  • May 11, 2017
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Last week I was on a thrift store hunt.  I went to 5 thrift stores and I was intent on finding something. Right now I have no idea what the heck I was looking for,but I’m pretty sure it was important at … Continue Reading →


No sew Padded Seat

Easy No Sew Padded Seat Cover

Several years ago, a friend of mine asked if I could help her with a cushion for a bench she had recently bought.  She had already gotten the fabric and a 2 inch piece of foam and now she was attempting to cover … Continue Reading →


Vintage Card Table Makeover

Vintage Card Table Makeover

This project would never have come about if I hadn’t needed to see my supplier. My pallet supplier that is. I’m working on a pallet project for my middle son’s wedding and I have a bunch of the thinner pallet … Continue Reading →


Replacing a Missing Caned Seat

Caned Seat Missing? Make a Padded Seat Cover

Remember my pile of musty, moldy junk I scavenged from a farmhouse a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve already made projects with the rake head and the drawer  (it’s buried in there somewhere) and now it’s time to give the … 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 →


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