Creating a new tabletop from reclaimed wood

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 →


Wood Slice End Table

DIY Wood Slice End Table

A couple of years ago my hubby and I were running a few errands when we pass a yard that had a freshly taken down tree and a huge sign —FREE WOOD, YOU HAUL. Of course I muttered out loud, … Continue Reading →


DIY Shutters and Junk Birdhouse

Fun and Junky Shutter Birdhouse

At the end of  my rusty rake memo board and  shutter post,  I asked my very creative readers if they had any ideas for upcycling old shutters.  Since this is my 16th shutter project, the ideas are starting to flow a … Continue Reading →


Giant Wall clock

Big, Huge, Pottery Barn Inspired, Wall Clock

Large wall clocks are everywhere these days and I wanted to put my own spin on the trend.   You might think that this clock looks pretty much like all the rest, but mine stands 53 inches high…that’s nearly four … Continue Reading →


DIY Fireplace mantel, faux railroad tie

Easy Faux Railroad Tie Mantel

Welcome back.  After showing you my painted fireplace  earlier in the week I promised I would return to show you the DIY mantel that finishes off my makeover. Looks a bit like a railroad tie doesn’t it?  Well, it has … Continue Reading →


Easy DIY bench

Scavenged Treasures by the Stream

Behind my house, down past the pallet garden, the pallet wood  signpost and an old apple tree…down past the storm drainage pond, runs a tiny little stream. I can’t say my kids played in the stream very much when they … Continue Reading →


Shutter Utility Cart

Upcycled Shutter Serving Cart

Did you know that this is my 13th shutter project , and since I still have a bunch of shutters in my junk pile, it definitely won’t be my last.  You can find my gallery of shutter projects here. Not all … Continue Reading →


Wedding Tab;e Numbers

Planning a wedding? 30 Unique and Fun Table Numbers

This post is written for anyone planning a wedding any time soon and for my sweet daughter-in-law Mollie who is in the midst of planning a wedding with my middle son, Kevin.  Technically, she is already my daughter-in-law, having married … Continue Reading →


Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, vintage sheet music and rusty junk upcycle

Pallets and Junk Hearts

Earlier in the week I shared with you a trio of pallet wood and junk hearts and today I have another heart project for you with even more pallet wood and even more junk. You would think that if you … Continue Reading →


Valentine wooden heart -Pallet wood, slate, vintage music sheets Upcycle

Pallet Wood and Slate Hearts

While you may think of  hearts as just for Valentine’s Day, I think they can be displayed year round. Hearts make great wall art and are even better when you can make them from scraps you may have laying around … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Mirror Makeover

Mirror Makeover with Pallets

  • By Joan
  • January 20, 2017
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Todays project takes my old favorite, pallet wood, paired with an inexpensive cast off mirror,(I think it used to be a bathroom mirror), and some rusty strips of metal. They are all combined to give a fairly easy mirror  makeover. … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Pointer

My Pallet Wood has Gone to the Dogs

Last week I showed you an enormous Crab House sign my sister asked me to re-create. I say it was enormous because it wouldn’t fit in my car without sticking out a foot or two.  Well, about the same time, … Continue Reading →


Frank's Crab House

Copying a Local Crab House Sign

Months ago, my sister sent me this picture of a Frank’s Crab House sign.  She had spotted it in a local salvage store.  Supposedly, it used to be for sale for hundreds of dollars but now it had a permanent … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Family Photo Box

Stacking 18 People in Boxes for a Family Photo

A few weeks before Christmas I was perusing Pinterest for menu ideas for my Christmas dinner.  Things were not going well.  I kept getting distracted with decorating ideas, new projects…you name it, I was distracted by it and my menu … Continue Reading →


Reclaimed Wood, Pallet Wood, Christmas O

Two Reclaimed Wood Christmas Stars

It is so hard for me to believe that Christmas is just a few weeks away. And because I know you are super busy, I have a couple of easy stars to get you into the spirit of the holiday. … Continue Reading →


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Painted Pallet Wood Snowflakes

If you love pallets, have a bunch of scrap pallet wood sitting around (or even just a few pieces), would like a quick and easy project…I may have just the project for you…Painted Pallet Wood Snowflakes! Start out by gathering your extra pallet … 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 →


Pallet Wood and Shingle Slats shadowbox with railroad foundry molds

Pallet Wood, Shutters and Thingamajigs

  • By Joan
  • October 31, 2016
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Welcome back and Happy Halloween.  I don’t look forward to Halloween as much as I used to…my kids are too old to go trick or treating, so whose candy stash am I going to raid? A girls got to have … Continue Reading →


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