Metal Industrial Cabinet

Cool Enough for a Dorm Room

You may remember my fantastic finds from a flea market last August.  It was over a 100 degrees that day but I got some great bargains, probably because everybody wanted to go home.  Today I’m working on the red metal … Continue Reading →


DIY Driftwood Buoy Lamp

Driftwood Buoy Lamp

I try to spread out my lighting projects but this week I was on a roll. Tuesday I shared with you a salad bowl pendant and today I’m making a lamp out of a piece of driftwood. I can never  seem … Continue Reading →


Pallet wood Nautical Flags, signal flags wall decor

Nautical Pallet Wood

Hi everyone, I’m late posting this week as I was dropping off my youngest at college.  He’s all set and I’m finally back at my computer.  Today I have another pallet wood project.  It’s easy construction with all straight cuts … Continue Reading →


Improvised Solar Eclipse sun glasses, upcycled slides

The Eclipse and a Spindle Frame

Have you ever wondered what would a scavenger/ upcycler use for solar eclipse sun glasses when said scavenger did not plan ahead and buy the specialty glasses.  Well yesterday I found out.  This scavenger would first try to pile a bunch of sunglasses … Continue Reading →


Maryland Flag Pallet Wood Side Table

Maryland Flag DIY Table

You never know where you’ll find your inspiration.  This time my inspiration was from a neighbor’s tire cover.  OK, this is not my neighbor’s tire. When I went to photograph their car it wasn’t there, so I had to resort … Continue Reading →


Enchanted Forest Humpty Dumpty

A Trip Down Memory Lane, The Enchanted Forest

If you lived anywhere near Maryland during the 50’s and 60’s you will probably recognize this fairy tale castle. The Enchanted Forest opened in the summer of 1955. Unlike Disneyland in California which opened the month before, The Enchanted Forest  was low-tech … Continue Reading →


Card Seed Co. Pumpkin Seed Packet Vintage Style Sign DIY

It’s the Great Pumpkin Vintage Sign

  If you’ve graduated from chalkboard signs and you would like to try  something just a bit more challenging,  I may have just the project for you. How about a vintage seed packet painted on reclaimed wood.    This is not … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Thrift Store Tray Mirror

I’ve finally finished with my wedding day projects and I’m back to the thrift store with another makeover. Have you ever seen a tray quite like this at the thrift store?  This looks like a tray to hold a wine … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Wedding Centerpiece

Wedding Pallet Wood Centerpieces

I showed you the stick arbor earlier in the week from my son’s wedding this past weekend.  My next assignment…centerpieces. This was the centerpiece, (also made out of pallet wood) that I made for my last son’s wedding. The tables … Continue Reading →


Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

An Easy Project with Pallet Wood and Shutters

Back in March I shared with you 2 memo boards I had made from the two halves of an old shutter.  I actually made four memo boards at the time.  I sort of got carried away and once I got … Continue Reading →


Vintage Wood Table top

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 →


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