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 →


Corbel bookend

14 Fantastic Corbel Projects

On Monday I showed you how easy it was to create your own set of corbels using nothing other than leftover wood scraps.  Hopefully I inspired you to make your own set, but if that didn’t work, I’m back to … Continue Reading →


Design your own Corbel-003

Design and Build your own Corbel

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. We had about 150 or more trick or treaters. I was actually glad they stopped coming when they did or there would have been no chocolate left for me. It didn’t help … Continue Reading →


Pottery Barn Inspired Planked New York Map

Pottery Barn Inspired New York Tiled Map diy

I am always on the lookout for my next big project  and I am not ashamed to tell you that I often steal my ideas from the millions of ideas floating out there on the internet. It may not be direct … Continue Reading →


Build an Easy Bathroom Shelf

Build an Easy Bathroom Shelf

  Welcome back all you diyers.  Today I have a super easy project that is put together just like a toolbox with the exception that the opening is in front instead of on top. This project came about because I’m still using … Continue Reading →


Vintage Style Oyster Sign

Vintage Style Oyster Sign diy

Have you ever been given a sign by the universe that you should follow a certain course of action?  Well my sign from the universe was really a sign.  An oyster sign. I spotted my first and second sign in … Continue Reading →


Vintage Door Coffee Table trunk hardware corners

Vintage Door Coffee Table

  • By Joan
  • October 16, 2015
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Hello friends, as promised, I’m back with another fairly easy diy. Since I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life this morning you’ll just have to click on the link to get the full tutorial. This project started out as … Continue Reading →


Hinge Junk Angel

Rusty Hinge Junk Angel

It’s kind of hard for me to believe that it has been two months since I’ve brought you a junk angel. This little angel has been just sitting patiently in my workshop waiting for me to decide on what kind of … Continue Reading →


Vintage Molding and Pallet Wood Frame

Vintage Molding and Pallet Wood Frame

Before I get started on my frame, I wanted to give you an update on the Railroad spike wine rack that I shared with you a couple of weeks ago.  When we last saw the wine rack it was laying on … Continue Reading →


Pier 1 Inspired Pallet Wood Mirror

Pier 1 Copycat Mirror diy

Last week I showed you highlights of my trip to Black Dog Salvage, the Salvage Company that is the basis for the TV show, Salvage Dawgs. At the salvage yard I picked up tons of ideas, but only one item … Continue Reading →


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 →


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