DIY Outdoor Pallet Wood Side Table with lights

Illuminated Pallet Wood Side Table

I remember at Christmas time when my brother-in-law, Bill, gave me a fresh supply of pallet wood he asked me if I actually had any plans for all that wood.  (best Christmas present ever, by the way) At the time, nothing … Continue Reading →


DIY Vintage Metal Numbers  for cubby organizer shelves

Soda Can, Vintage Number Labels

  Sometimes when you think you’re finished a project, you find you’re missing just one thing. If you missed my post from Monday this week,   I shared with you how to make this great organizer shelf using pallet wood, nails … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Cubby Shelves

Pallet Wood Cubby Organizer Shelves

Years ago I bought one of those printers typeset drawers. The kind of drawer with tons of little cubbies that used to house the printers type for the old printing presses and now can hold tons of little knickknacks.  I … Continue Reading →


Why I destroyed my Dump Desk

Why I Destroyed My Dump Desk

Last April I shared with you a desk that I had made from legs salvaged from a dump and wood that was leftover from my storage cupboard. No sooner had I finished the desk than my son and his wife came … Continue Reading →


LIVE BAITS Sign -Fixer Upper Style

LIVE BAITS Sign – Fixer Upper Style

I love watching HGTV and all the other DIY shows out there. As a self-professed scavenger I find they are a great source for ideas for DIY projects for my own house. I’m actually surprised I get anything done ever, especially … Continue Reading →


This End Up Loft bed gets a makeover

This End Up Loft Bed gets a Makeover

Back in the 80’s This End Up furniture was everywhere. They had stores in 250 malls and every kid had a bunk bed…mine included. The furniture was incredibly durable and could take years of abuse. While the company went bankrupt in … Continue Reading →


Finding Vintage Patent Artwork, diy pallet project

Vintage Patent Art Work for FREE

Last week I shared with you the calendar I bought that was filled with Patent Posters, most from the 1800’s.  With a few pieces of pallet wood and some modpodge the calendar patent posters were transformed into  inexpensive artwork. I … Continue Reading →


Vintage Patent Blueprints Calendar Pallet Wall Art

Pallets and Calendars diy Wall Art

December is always the month when I shop for a new calendar for the new year and last December was no different. So while I’m looking at all the cute puppies, sunsets, grumpy cat, beautiful gardens,  and hunk calendars, the … Continue Reading →


Teakettle Birdhouse with Reclaimed wood

Future home for my Fine Feathered Friends

Last Christmas my brother-in-law gave me this great teapot planted with a beautiful green plant.  Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for me to kill the beautiful green plant. The leaves started dropping like it was fall and soon it was an … Continue Reading →


Sticks & Pallet Wood Heart

Pallet Wood and Sticks Valentine’s Heart

Good morning. I have something just a bit different for you today, a blog hop. Yup, I was invited to join the Junk Revision Challenge.  Each month the group is given a theme and it is up to us to … Continue Reading →


Bamboo & Pallet Wood Valance

Bamboo or Pallet Wood Valance – Easy diy

January was spent getting my youngest son’s bedroom painted and organized. What used to be a jungle themed bedroom has grown up substantially…a little of out with the old and in with the new. The desk redo with the mismatched … Continue Reading →


Teenage Boys Bedroom, over the desk shelves, IKEA hack, pallet wood backing for shelves

IKEA Bookshelves go Horizontal

When I shared with you the desktop (above) last week, I mentioned that a blizzard was on its way. Well I’m back, and pleased to announce that I survived the blizzard of 2016. Forecasts called for 18-24 inches of the white … Continue Reading →


Rustic Pallet Wood Heart

Rustic Pallet Wood Valentines Heart

I just put away the Christmas decorations and I’m already thinking about Valentine’s Day. Well, I did have an empty space on the wall where the pallet Christmas tree has stood for the last couple of months. I could have … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood birdhouse

Junky Pallet Wood Birdhouse

Can you believe Christmas is this week?  Back in November when the stores first started to play their Christmas carols, it was like, seriously? Aren’t you rushing the season just a bit?  But now I find myself singing along to all the … Continue Reading →


Easy diy Pallet Wood Frame

Easy Pallet Wood Frame diy

  • By Joan
  • December 18, 2015
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Good morning and welcome back.  If it’s the third Friday in the month then it means I must be guest posting over at My Repurposed Life today. I think you’ll really love this project and it brings me back to my … Continue Reading →


Christmas tree made from cedar shingles and pallet wood, easy diy

Pallet and Shingles Christmas Tree

  • By Joan
  • November 19, 2015
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One week to Thanksgiving and counting. Sorry, didn’t mean to shock you, I’m sort of just reminding myself.  I have 18 people coming for dinner next week and I have no menu and I still need to start cleaning house. … Continue Reading →


6ft Advent Calendar Christmas tree, cedar shingles, wood christmas tree, great for small spaces

Wood Christmas tree and Advent Calendar

Here at the Scavenger Chic household we have a sad little advent calendar we’ve been using for over 25 years.  And every year I see these beautiful advent calendars with little doors and little nooks and crannies and think, I’ve … 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 →


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