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 →


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 →


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 →


Matchbox Car Play Table, Hand Painted diy

Convertible Play Table for the Kids

Earlier in the week I showed you the coffee table I made from an antique  clothes wringer rack. After playing with it a while, I figured why stop there? If you’re short of space, don’t want 2 tables in your … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Antique Clothes Wringer and Pallets Coffee Table

Antique Clothes Wringer Coffee Table

While shopping with my daughter-in-law, Steph, at a yard sale last summer we spied this great rack. I had no idea what it was, but I saw coffee table! I didn’t buy it.  I was just about to ask the … Continue Reading →


Steel File Cabinet Makeover - Faux Architectural flat file cabinet

New Life for an Old File Cabinet

A few months ago I asked my daughter-in-law if there was any furniture they needed for their house. I’m always on the lookout for a project and since her birthday was coming up at the end of April, I thought … Continue Reading →


Thrift Store Bench Makeover

Recovering a Thrift Store Bench

Welcome back and I hope you all had a great weekend. While doing errands last week I decided to stop into one of my favorite thrift stores. No sooner had I stepped into the furniture section of the store when … Continue Reading →


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 →


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