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

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 →


Upcycled Rusty Turkey Fryer

Upcycled Rusty Turkey Fryer

I have a great upcycle for you.  Today the rusty legs to this old turkey fryer are getting a major overhaul. My sister and I found this old  turkey fryer at a flea market a few weeks ago.  We didn’t even know … Continue Reading →


Wood Slice End Table

DIY Wood Slice End Table

A couple of years ago my hubby and I were running a few errands when we pass a yard that had a freshly taken down tree and a huge sign —FREE WOOD, YOU HAUL. Of course I muttered out loud, … Continue Reading →


Vintage Window Wall Cabinet

Vintage Window Wall Cabinet

  • By Joan
  • April 24, 2017
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I’ve been busy in the workshop this past week, this time transforming a pair of vintage windows into a unique wall cabinet. My projects are usually based on what junk I’ve picked up in my travels or if I get a … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Eyeglass mold Wall Art

Spring Break Upcycling and Recycling Inspiration

You may or may not have noticed that I didn’t post anything last week.  Hubby and I took off on a spring break with stops in Virginia, Ohio and Illinois. I did have my camera handy and whenever I saw anything … Continue Reading →


Wood Siding Frames

Farmhouse Wood Siding Frames

Welcome back.  Remember all my treasures from the old farmhouse? The rusty rake that became a memo board,   the moldy drawer shelf,  the missing caned seat chair and the wire spool giant clock?  Well, I’m digging back into my … Continue Reading →


DIY Shutters and Junk Birdhouse

Fun and Junky Shutter Birdhouse

At the end of  my rusty rake memo board and  shutter post,  I asked my very creative readers if they had any ideas for upcycling old shutters.  Since this is my 16th shutter project, the ideas are starting to flow a … Continue Reading →


Giant Wall clock

Big, Huge, Pottery Barn Inspired, Wall Clock

Large wall clocks are everywhere these days and I wanted to put my own spin on the trend.   You might think that this clock looks pretty much like all the rest, but mine stands 53 inches high…that’s nearly four … Continue Reading →


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 →


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