Thanksgiving tablescape, table setting, china and rust

China and Rust Thanksgiving Table

  For Thanksgiving this year I’m combining rust and my good china.  It might seem like a strange combination but I think it works. If this is your first year putting rust on your dining room table you might want … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Side Table

Easy Pallet Wood Outdoor Side Table

I have one more outdoor project for you before the weather turns too cold and then I should be inside until spring. This project goes together really quick using an old plant stand for the legs and my old stand by, … Continue Reading →


Rustic Shutter Arbor

Rustic Shutter Arbor DIY

Back in September of last year I got a message from a neighbor of mine telling me about the local salvage yard giving away  a bunch of their mismatched shutters.  I was sure that by the time I would be … Continue Reading →


Music Junk Angel with Oyster Shells

Oyster Shell and Music Junk Angel

It’s been a couple months since I’ve cleaned out my workshop and it was long overdue.  When I start to do more of my projects in the kitchen because there is no room on the workbench then I know it is … Continue Reading →


Upcycled, Recycled, Repurposed Drawer Shelves-017

Flea Market Flip – Recycled Drawer Shelves

Welcome back, I have another flea market find that I’m giving an easy upcycle.  In August I had the pleasure of shopping the  Route 11 Yard Crawl.  Back in 2016, at the same yard sale,  I got enough junk to … Continue Reading →


Assemblage Art Junk Fish

Junk Fish

I’ve made several junk angels but this is the first time I’ve tackled a fish. I’m pretty sure this fish has no basis in reality, but that doesn’t stop me from having some fun. From your junk pile,  pull out … Continue Reading →


No Wiring Oyster Shell Lamp DIY

Beachcombing at the Dump

Isn’t this lamp gorgeous?  Well I thought so too.  I found this sweet lamp at SueatHome.com.  Sue found it at the Tides Beach Club in Maine. Make sure you click on the link for the rest of her club tour. Anyway, … Continue Reading →



ChartreuseandCo Scavenging Farmhouse Decor Scavenging Inspiration

Fall Market Days and Blue Pumpkins

Last weekend, my sister and I had the opportunity to shop the Chartreuse and Co.  Fall Market Days located in Buckeystown, Maryland. I would strongly encourage you to go if you’re in the area and you love farmhouse decor.  Think Joanna … Continue Reading →


Tool 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

  • By Joan
  • September 14, 2017
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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

  • By Joan
  • August 3, 2017
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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 →


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