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 →


Upcycled Barrel Hoop and Pallet Wood Mirror

Barrel Hoop Mirror

I love all the treasures I found at the flea market over the summer because they force me to think outside of the box.  When a hand truck can become a coffee table and a grain sack can become a ottoman, … Continue Reading →


DIY Exterior Porch/ Floor Lantern

DIY Outdoor Porch Lanterns

Welcome back.  I have a great project for you today, outdoor porch lanterns. I love the tall lanterns that you find in the the home decor stores but have always found them rather pricey, often $100 or more.  Well, I’m here to … 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 →


Recycled Feed Bag Ottoman

Upcycled Feedbag Ottoman

All last week I was showing you the orphan projects I had made while I was on the hunt for the perfect stool for a feedbag makeover.  I could have easily made a stool out of wood, but I was … Continue Reading →


Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

On Monday I showed you my wicker table. I had to make a pallet wood top for the table because I had stolen the glass for this project.  It all started when a friend of mine messaged me last week and told me … 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 →


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What can you do with old Bed Slats?

  • By Joan
  • September 16, 2016
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  When I first saw this bundle of wood at the local thrift store, I actually thought it was a set of wooden blinds.  But looking at it a bit closer, there were no strings, the wood was too thick and … Continue Reading →


Hand Truck Coffee Table

Upcycled Hand Cart Coffee Table

Welcome back and Happy Labor Day Weekend. If you remember my trip to the 40 mile yard crawl a couple of week ago I showed you all my treasures and I promised you I would soon have a great makeover for … Continue Reading →


Pallet wood and fabric tray diy-017

Easy Pallet Wood and Fabric Tray

Welcome back, if you were hoping to see one of my flea market treasures from Monday transformed, you might be a little disappointed with my next project.  But if you love pallets like I do then you just might want … Continue Reading →


Corrugated Tin and Pallet Wood diy frame-

Corrugated Tin and Pallet Wood Frame

It’s hard to believe that August is half over and since it is the third Friday of the month, that must mean I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. It’s been a while since I’ve shared a  recycled or … Continue Reading →


Walled Pallet Garden Update

Support Your Local Farmer- Pallet Garden Update

Right around this time last year I showed you the pallet walled garden we had built to wall in our vegetable garden and to keep the  deer and groundhogs out. We planted the garden in mid-July, not the best time … Continue Reading →


DIY Coffee Sign

Good Things Happen Over Coffee

I may have been on vacation last month but, I still kept my eyes open on my travels because you never know when inspiration will strike. The sign you see above was near the trailhead of a hike we did … Continue Reading →


Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing, DIY Vintage style Sign

Considering all the fish themed signs I make, you would think that I, or my family, would be really into fishing.  As a matter of fact, we stink at fishing. We once took a houseboat out on Lake Powell where … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Postcard Display

Super Easy Pallet Wood Postcard Display

Back in April I showed you a little display shelf and mirror that I spied in my sister’s bathroom and was the inspiration for my own DIY display shelf. Well this cute little postcard display was found in my other sister’s … Continue Reading →


Reclaimed Wood Buoys

Pottery Barn Inspired Buoys

The scavenger in me loves looking thru the Pottery Barn catalog.  I’m always drawn to the home decor made with reclaimed wood, and every now and then I find an item that I could actually make that just screams “Make Me!” This … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Centerpiece

Patriotic Pallet Wood Centerpiece

It’s time for another Junk Revision Challenge, a monthly blog hop to transform junk into something better. Past challenges were Bits and Pieces, Valentines Day, and Remembering Mom and Dad. Today I’m joining my junk revisionary friends for our take … Continue Reading →


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