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 →


Rehabbing a termite infested trunk

Help! Termites ate my Trunk

I hope you’re not bored yet with me talking about my flea market finds from August. I did warn you that my  many finds would be the foundation for my fall projects.  I even showed you a picture of this trunk, … Continue Reading →


Martha Washington Sewing Table, Little Red Side Table

Hipless Martha Washington

I keep finding these little orphans in the thrift stores that are just begging me to take them home and make them pretty. Monday it was a recipe card holder, last week it was a Thomasville Side Table and last month … Continue Reading →


Wicker and Pallet Wood Table

Did your Tabletop Glass Break?

Did your tabletop glass break?  Do you need an inexpensive replacement? Did someone steal your glass and now you have to replace it? I actually fall into the last category…and that someone is me. I stole my glass. When I … Continue Reading →


Restoring a Thomasville side table with black chalk paint

Ugly Duckling turns into a Swan

This is my swan.  A beautiful solid wood Thomasville side table. He is super sturdy with dovetailed joints, shapely legs, rounded edges and beautiful scroll details. He wasn’t always so pretty. When I first came upon him, he was somewhat of an … Continue Reading →


Blue Side Table Chalk Paint Makevoer

Little Blue Side Table

Last month my mother-in-law celebrated her 84th birthday. In the spring she had a health scare that we were sure she would not be able to shake and that there would be no more birthdays. A combination of diabetes, pneumonia, … 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 →


Trashed chair given a new life-011

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 →


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