Why I destroyed my Dump Desk

Why I Destroyed My Dump Desk

Last April I shared with you a desk that I had made from legs salvaged from a dump and wood that was leftover from my storage cupboard. No sooner had I finished the desk than my son and his wife came … Continue Reading →


Country Stool Makeover with French letter transfer

Country Stool Makeover

Back in January when I was cleaning out my storage room, I came upon this little stool buried in a back corner under several boxes. It was originally from my mother-in-law’s house. Painted my mother-in-law’s favorite color, blue, and adorned … Continue Reading →


This End Up Loft bed gets a makeover

This End Up Loft Bed gets a Makeover

Back in the 80’s This End Up furniture was everywhere. They had stores in 250 malls and every kid had a bunk bed…mine included. The furniture was incredibly durable and could take years of abuse. While the company went bankrupt in … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Sometimes, when I least expect it, a project will just appear to me out of a dumpster.  I wasn’t looking…well, I must have looked at some point…but I definitely wasn’t looking on purpose.  I was on my way to one … Continue Reading →


Teenage Boys Bedroom, over the desk shelves, IKEA hack, pallet wood backing for shelves

IKEA Bookshelves go Horizontal

When I shared with you the desktop (above) last week, I mentioned that a blizzard was on its way. Well I’m back, and pleased to announce that I survived the blizzard of 2016. Forecasts called for 18-24 inches of the white … Continue Reading →


Creating a desk from Metal File Cabinets

Desk made from old Metal File Cabinets

Welcome back. If you live in the northeast, I hope you’re prepared.  Yup, we’re expecting a blizzard. We have actually had an extremely warm winter so far, so I guess we’re due. The stores were filled today with people buying … Continue Reading →


Mismatched Metal File Cabinets

Mismatched Metal File Cabinets get a Makeover

A couple of months before Christmas, my youngest son tells me that he really needs a bigger desk.  The old, “This end up” desk he’s been using since he was about 5, is no longer cutting it.  If you have … Continue Reading →


Carpenters Toolbox Coffee Table

Carpenter’s Tool Box Coffee Table

Welcome back.  I hope you all are surviving the holidays and are truly able to enjoy spending those precious moments with family and friends. My 2 oldest sons and their wives spent the night Christmas Eve, so we were able … Continue Reading →


Repurposed Dresser Drawers

Repurposing Dresser Drawers

Recycle, upcycle, repurpose, reuse….whatever you call it, these nightstands do it all.  The knobs are new, but the spindle legs, hardwood flooring top and drawer body of the table have all had past lives. Their worlds are about to collide. … Continue Reading →


Chalk Paint Side Table Makeover

Chalk Paint Side Table Makeover

Here is one more project from the loot I scavenged from the theatre company otherwise known as my Scavenging Jackpot. There were several pieces of furniture, all in bad shape, and all in desperate need of makeovers. This is actually the … Continue Reading →


Broken Chair Planter

New life for a Broken Chair

Good Morning and Happy Friday. Today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life.  The picture above is the only hint I’m going to give you  about the project I shared…it’s a broken chair that my sister found in her neighbors … Continue Reading →


Curbside Find - Dining Room Chairs Makeover

Curbside Chairs get a Makeover

Driving home from my local Home Depot one day, I spied this set of 5 beautiful dining chairs just sitting on the side of the road with a big sign…take me home, free! I didn’t happen to need dining chairs … Continue Reading →


diy Spindle Stool/Bench

Making a Bench from leftover Spindles

Several weeks ago, my youngest brother showed up on my front doorstep with 2 doors, lots of indoor shutters, a little bit of beadboard and over 40 spindles (sometimes called balusters).  He had been cleaning out his garage and thought I … Continue Reading →


Typing Desk Makeover

Old Typewriter Desk gets a Makeover

Last year I wrote about the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia and earlier in the month I had the pleasure of returning.  This time I was accompanied by not just my 2 sisters, but 2 sons as well as … Continue Reading →


Chalkboard Buffet diy

Chalkboard Buffet diy

Welcome back diyers.  I hope you like this project as much as I do. This is actually my fourth project from props I managed to salvage from the theatre company a few weeks ago.  This could be my favorite, but every project … Continue Reading →


Before and After Painted Piano Bench

Rescued Piano Bench

Last week I shared with you my scavenging adventure…going thru props from  a theatre group.  Well this is the first of my makeovers from that day. There is my bench tucked away under the blue suitcase. He is super sturdy, … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Sawhorse Desk

Pallet Wood Sawhorse Desk

A couple of years ago I was scavenging the internet, looking for diy projects when I came upon a super  cool pallet wood desk over at Funky Junk Interiors. Donna did a fantastic job of combining sawhorses, a ladder, pallet … Continue Reading →


Salvaged from a dump!

Salvaged from a dump!

 So, a couple of weeks ago I was able to talk my sister into going to a dump to see if we could find anything fun. Actually it wasn’t hard to talk her into it, she loves the thrill of … Continue Reading →


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