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 →


Faux Apothecary cabinet diy, cabinet doors makover, workshop storage, white cabinets, plain flat cabinets, unique cabinets, Adding character to old cabinets, Cabinet makeover diy

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 →


Painted dresser makeover, chest of drawers makeover, painted chest of drawers, white and green dresser, dresser with numbers

White and Green Painted dresser Makeover

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  When my oldest son and his wife moved into their first apartment, this dresser accompanied them.  When they then moved into their first home a couple of years later,  there again was this dresser. It could … Continue Reading →


Dresser Makeover

Black and Red Painted Dresser Makeover

  • By Joan
  • November 20, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. . On Wednesday I showed you the wooden knobs I created for my dresser makeover. And now for my dresser reveal.  Coming from the very chic, Salvation Army, where it was perched between bed posts and … Continue Reading →


Medicine Cabinet diy

Create a Medicine Cabinet from a Mirror diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. One of my errands last week was to take a trip to the local Goodwill,  I had four huge garbage bags of clothing to donate.  Some from my mother-in-law and some from my husband who decided … Continue Reading →


Refacing Laminate and Oak Cabinet Doors DIY, laundry room makeover, cabinet  door, recycling old cabinets

Refacing Laminate and Oak Cabinets DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine. When we moved into our home  in 1992 we had no cabinets in our laundry room.  We needed some type of storage, and what was current at the time, but probably on their way out, were these … Continue Reading →


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