Upcycled Tool box, Saw box, coffee table

Flea Market Tool Box Coffee Table

In early August I had the chance to go back to the 40 mile Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia.  Last year I got tons of stuff and you’ve been seeing my projects ever since.  The latest was the dorm … Continue Reading →


Thrift Store Lazy Susan

Thrift Store Lazy Susan

You may recognize this wooden piece.  It was the top tier of the table I refinished last week. I told you last week that I had  plans for one of the tiers and this is it…a Lazy Susan.  You know, the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled chicken incubator Coffee Table

It’s a Chicken Incubator…Seriously!

It was a year ago last August that my sister found this cool wooden box at a flea market. She had no idea what it was but it was made of wood, it was old and it was kind of cool. … Continue Reading →


DIY Driftwood Buoy Lamp

Driftwood Buoy Lamp

I try to spread out my lighting projects but this week I was on a roll. Tuesday I shared with you a salad bowl pendant and today I’m making a lamp out of a piece of driftwood. I can never  seem … Continue Reading →


Improvised Solar Eclipse sun glasses, upcycled slides

The Eclipse and a Spindle Frame

Have you ever wondered what would a scavenger/ upcycler use for solar eclipse sun glasses when said scavenger did not plan ahead and buy the specialty glasses.  Well yesterday I found out.  This scavenger would first try to pile a bunch of sunglasses … Continue Reading →


Maryland Flag Pallet Wood Side Table

Maryland Flag DIY Table

You never know where you’ll find your inspiration.  This time my inspiration was from a neighbor’s tire cover.  OK, this is not my neighbor’s tire. When I went to photograph their car it wasn’t there, so I had to resort … Continue Reading →


Enchanted Forest Humpty Dumpty

A Trip Down Memory Lane, The Enchanted Forest

If you lived anywhere near Maryland during the 50’s and 60’s you will probably recognize this fairy tale castle. The Enchanted Forest opened in the summer of 1955. Unlike Disneyland in California which opened the month before, The Enchanted Forest  was low-tech … Continue Reading →


DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

Shutter Memo Board, Version 4

When I shared my pallet wood and shutter memo board back in June, I told you that I had one more version coming up.   Hopefully, I let enough time pass and you are anxiously awaiting my last memo holder. … Continue Reading →


Upcycled, Recycled Mortise Lock Knick Knack Shelves

Upcycled Knick Knack Shelves

I have a super easy DIY for you today. A knick knack shelf using vintage shutters and rusty mortise locks. Last month I shared the mortise lock table numbers I made for my son’s wedding. I had a couple mortise locks on … Continue Reading →


Assemblage Art Junk Angel, Junk Doll

Big Headed Junky Angel

I haven’t made one of my junky angels for quite some time and with my accumulated pile of goodies piling up I figured I must have something in my stash that I could use for angel parts. When I start a … Continue Reading →


Upcycled V8 hubcap Table Lamp, Desk Lamp

Upcycling a Rusty V8 Hubcap

Three years ago I picked up a couple of rusty hubcaps at a yard sale. They were part of a bigger haul which included some of what you see below. The hubcaps are sitting on the table, but besides those, here … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Thrift Store Tray Mirror

I’ve finally finished with my wedding day projects and I’m back to the thrift store with another makeover. Have you ever seen a tray quite like this at the thrift store?  This looks like a tray to hold a wine … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Mortise Locks Wedding Table Numbers

Upcycled Mortise Locks Wedding Table Numbers

I hope you’ve been following me the last few posts as I share my wedding projects from my son’s wedding.  First up was the stick arbor, followed by the pallet wood centerpieces, earlier this week I showed you a “cute” card … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Baby Crib and Kitchen Cabinet Bench

A Crib, Pallets and a Kitchen Cabinet

A crib, pallet and kitchen cabinets, didn’t think they went together did you? The crib was found in a dumpster.  I don’t usually crawl into dumpsters looking for treasures…I do have some pride… but this crib was sticking out of the … Continue Reading →


Upcyled Turkey Fryer, indoor smore cooker or diy fondue pot

Upcycled Turkey Fryer Part 2

Do you remember my turkey fryer?  My $5 flea market rusty turkey fryer? No? Well here’s a little reminder.  The legs were turned into this cute little side table.  The remaining parts of the fryer that I cut off got … Continue Reading →


Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

An Easy Project with Pallet Wood and Shutters

Back in March I shared with you 2 memo boards I had made from the two halves of an old shutter.  I actually made four memo boards at the time.  I sort of got carried away and once I got … Continue Reading →


Dad's Sweater Pillow

Remembering Dad on Father’s Day

Welcome back, I have an easy Father’s Day gift and it comes with a remembrance from the past. My own dad passed away 10 years ago next February.   He was always there to lend a hand, guide us in the right … Continue Reading →


diy Receipt Spike

One more use for an old Barbell Weight

  • By Joan
  • May 17, 2017
  • Comments Off on One more use for an old Barbell Weight

My youngest son is graduating from high school this week and I’m busy doing projects for my middle son’s wedding next month so I thought I’d share a super simple DIY with you.  I had a little hiccup with this … Continue Reading →


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