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 →


Clock Table from a Flea Market Find, diy, table makeover

Clock Table from a Flea Market Find

Last August I went with my sisters and my youngest son, Nathan, and we attempted to conquer the Route 11 Yard Crawl.  We made it through about 25 miles of the 40 mile yard sale before it was quitting time. … Continue Reading →


DIY Rustic Storage Cupboard

DIY Rustic Storage Cupboard

Add to Flipboard Magazine. If you’ve been following my blog for the last month, project by project I’ve been revealing my workshop makeover. You can find it here, or here or here or here or here and even here.  But the last project and … Continue Reading →


Cabinet Makeover with Lumber graphic

Cabinet Makeover and Rustic Wall Rack/Shelf

Add to Flipboard Magazine. OK, I know you’ve seen this side of my workshop before. Last week I shared how to make the  countertop and apothecary cabinet as well as the rolling storage cart.   Well this is the final before and … Continue Reading →


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Faux Apothecary Cabinet/ Workshop Storage

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Last week when I posted  the Heap of Change Challenge/workbench storage, I promised that I would be back to show you the wall where I keep my miter saw. Well, I’m back.   Earlier in the … Continue Reading →


Workbench Storage

Heap of Change Challenge : Workbench Storage

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Last week I joined the Heap of Change Challenge put on by Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors.   Donna put out the challenge to change an area in your home, to declutter, to reimagine, to … Continue Reading →


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