Bike Fender and Casters

Rusty Bike Fenders and Casters

A couple of weeks ago I shared a unique memo board made from half a shutter and a rake head.  Since I still had half a shutter leftover from that project why not make another memo board.  I still had … 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 →


Vintage Shutter Memo board with upcycled rake

Recycling an old Rake and Shutter

I’m still playing around with my pile of shutters this time to bring you a memo board. I was coming to the end of my pile, only having 5 shutters left, but when I paid a visit to the salvage … Continue Reading →


Farmhouse Drawer Makeover, DIY Shelves

Finding a Hidden Sign and a Repurposed Drawer

Last Thursday I showed you all my scavenging finds from an old farmhouse.  Among my treasures was this old  moldy, mildewy drawer.  It was actually  one of four that were sitting on the floor.  Whatever structure that once held them … 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 →


Copper Pendant Light

Easy DIY Copper Pendant Light

I was watching the super bowl last night…OK, since my team was eliminated a long time ago, I was watching the commercials and the halftime show..so I was late in typing up my post for today.  So late, that I … Continue Reading →


Floating Frame diy, Recycled Vintage Shutter

Upcycled Shutter, Floating Frame

A couple of months ago, I’m sitting in Carrabba’s, contemplating what I’m going to order… I was going to do it this time…order something other than my usual, my old standby, mouth watering delicious, Chicken Bryan.  It’s  described on their website … Continue Reading →


Recycled, Upcycled Barrel Ring Wall Clock diy

Recycled Barrel Hoop Wall Clock

I’m returning once again to my yard sale stash, this time with another project for my barrel hoop.  When I initially went to the store I knew I wanted to make a clock out of my barrel hoop.  I didn’t … Continue Reading →


Hometown Map Coasters

Personalized Hometown Map Coasters

  • By Joan
  • December 15, 2016
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I know that on Tuesday I shared with you 75 homemade gifts for everyone on your gift list but if you still haven’t decided on what present to give friends and family, I have one more possibility.  A set of personalized … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Shutter- Holiday Buffet or Centerpiece

Recycled Shutter Ready for Holiday Buffets

Before I get started on this weeks DIY, I wanted to share with you a Thanksgiving cheese ball we made last year, just to get you in the mood. Originally made by Angela at Handmade in the Heartland, you can … Continue Reading →


Flea Market Finds, Recycled Pendant Light

Pendant Light from the Flea Market

  • By Joan
  • November 17, 2016
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Back in May I showed you a really cool industrial beater from an abandoned restaurant. In a matter of seconds, with a light cord from IKEA, I was able to transform it into a super cool, super unique pendant light. … Continue Reading →


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Upcycled Shutter Headboard

Today I’m continuing on my quest to find as many things as I can to do with  old vintage shutters before my pile runs out. If you’re counting, this is shutter project number 6. If you don’t count the valances, … Continue Reading →


Mini Junk Angels

Trio of Mini Junk Angels

Normally I’m not thinking Christmas ornaments this time of year, I’m still planning my Thanksgiving supper, but when the Junk Visionaries tell you that the monthly theme for November is Junk Christmas ornaments or decor, well it’s time to bring … Continue Reading →


Mirror and Shutters

Transform a Mirror with Shutters

I was just looking back over my posts from the last several weeks and I counted that of my last 12 posts, 5 of them have been made with vintage shutters. One of them. the shutter valances, was an old project … Continue Reading →


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 →


Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Welcome back.  When I shared my shutter and slats coffee table with you a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I was now the proud owner of a bunch of mismatched shutters and to be prepared for more shutter projects coming your … Continue Reading →


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