Railroad Spike Wine Rack

Railroad Spike Wine Rack diy

Back in March I shared with you my coat rack made from old railroad spikes. At the time, I wanted to make another project from the railroad spikes and I settled on a wine rack. I knew #2 son, Kevin, … 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 →


Design your own Vintage Style Sign

Design Your own Vintage Style Sign

I love vintage signs and apparently everyone else does too.  The cost of a genuine old sign is somewhere in the hundreds of dollar range. Did you know that you can make your own sign practically for free. Yup, free! … 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 →


Repurposed Baby Gate Mirror

Repurposed Baby Gate diy

What would you do if you found an old baby gate next to a dumpster? Kind of green and a little bit broken…of course you would have to take it home. At least that is what I did.  Find out what … Continue Reading →


Easy Chicken Coop/Crate Coffee Table diy

Chicken Coop Coffee Table diy

When I wanted a new coffee table for my living room, I didn’t turn to the furniture stores, I went directly to Pinterest. The talent, craftiness and ingenuity of the people out in blogland is incredible. I eventually decided, that … Continue Reading →


Book, Book Shelf diy

Repurposed Books, Bookshelf diy

It seems that whenever I share a project with you , I will share more than one project based on the same theme.  A while ago I was into wall hooks, then came vintage signs, who can forget my angels (at least I … Continue Reading →


Pallet Garden vs Pallet Garden

Pallet Garden vs. Pallet Garden

Before I get into my pallet garden comparison… I want to share with you my sad sad story.  A long long time ago I used to have a great vegetable garden.  It wasn’t the biggest garden in the world but … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Fish house numbers

One fish, two fish…house numbers

Whether you’re a fisherman, you have a cabin in the woods, you live near a lake, a pond, a stream, the ocean, you love the great outdoors…this is the project for you. …and not just because of all the aforementioned … Continue Reading →


Vintage Window Jewelry Cabinet

Vintage Window Jewelry Cabinet diy

Next week marks the one year anniversary that I started Scavenger Chic. Frankly, when I started the blog I had no idea what I was doing but I knew I had tons of projects that I wanted to share and hopefully … Continue Reading →


Sunflower Seed Packet Wooden Sign diy

Sunflower Seed Packet Sign

  Remember when I hit the scavenging jackpot a couple of weeks ago. I had the pleasure of  digging thru the props room of a theatre company. As a reminder, below you can see some of my goodies. I already … Continue Reading →


Ironing Board Cabinet diy

Ironing Board Cabinet diy Part 2

Earlier in the week I gave you step by step instructions on how to build a ironing board cabinet.  Now I’m back to show you how to get a picture, any picture, on the door of your ironing board cabinet. … Continue Reading →


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Ironing Board Cabinet diy part 1

I was thinking the other day,that  I would love to have a built in ironing board cabinet.  Wouldn’t it be great to have an ironing board that just folds down from the wall and was ready to use whenever you … Continue Reading →


Junk Angel made from reclaimed wood, broken tile, doorknob plate 001

Primitive Junk Angel #2

I enjoyed making my first junk angel so much I just had to make another. I even have a couple more in the works, so watch out. If you remember, my first junk angel came about when my oldest son, Keith, gave … Continue Reading →


Fish and Tinker toys

Fish and Tinker Toys

What do fish and tinker toys have in common?  You’ll just have to check out my latest project over at My Repurposed Life where Gail has been creating, recycling, repurposing and reusing since 2009.  She has invited me to guest post once … Continue Reading →


Piggy, Pork BBQ sign diy

Piggy Pork bbq sign DIY

About a year ago my sister hands me this yoke and says, “What can you do with this?” My first thought…that would make a fantastic hanging light.  Two matching lights hanging from both ends. You can see that can’t you…or … Continue Reading →


Easy Pallet Wood Shelf diy

Easiest Pallet Wood Project ever….

About a year ago my brother-in-law, Bill, offered to get a bunch of pallets from his loading dock at work.  Apparently, all he had to do was ask the guys at the loading dock and they would save them for … 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 →


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