Domed Cheese Plate Makeover

Domed Cheese Plate Makeover

If there is one item in a thrift store you are almost guaranteed to find every time you shop is a domed cheese platter.  It’s one of those things you get as a gift but rarely use.  Most of the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Frame, Mantel and fireplace surround

Create a Mantel from a Mirror Frame

When I first saw this frame I thought it was a mantel.  It was the height and width of a mantel, it had the wood carvings of a mantel. It just had that one extra piece of wood running along … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Barrel Bistro Table and Stools

Upcycled Barrel Bistro Set DIY

My sister always has the coolest things and sometimes I find myself wanting to do her projects more than my own.  Remember the chicken incubator…that was hers. I also stole this toolbox from her.  It’s a coffee table.  Oh, and … Continue Reading →


50+ Thrift Store Makeovers

50+ Thrift Store Makeovers

If you like before and afters this post is for you.  If you head into a thrift store and have no ideas what to look for, this post is for you. Last week I shared my latest thrift store finds … Continue Reading →


Vintage Roofing Shingle, Tin Painted Heart

Rusty Tin Roofing Shingle Painted Heart

Welcome back.  I was originally going to share another  upholstered french chair with you today but by the time I was finishing up the project the sun was setting and I didn’t get a chance to get any decent ‘after’ … Continue Reading →


DIY Spindle and Pallet Wood Valentine Heart

Spindle and Pallet Wood Heart

It’s a month until Valentine’s Day and I couldn’t resist bringing you another pallet wood heart.  This time I’m combining the pallet wood with a few wood spindles. I used a table top Scroll Saw to slice down the middle of … Continue Reading →


Mill Sifter Pendant Lights

Upcycled Old Mill Sifters

Back in November I visited Chartreuse and Co. Fall Market Days.  You may remember…that’s when I brought you tons of holiday inspiration.  The very last picture I showed you was of these old mill sifters.  I have no idea what … Continue Reading →


Life Raft Supply Crate Coffee Table - Flea Market Flip

Upcycled Life Boat Supply Trunk

I keep going back to this photo of my flea market finds from August of 2016.  This is my tenth project from this pile and if you stay with me until the end I’ll show you all of these flea market transformations. … Continue Reading →


Alphabet Block Angel

Alphabet Block Junk Angel

This is my last post before Christmas and what could be more symbolic of the season than an angel? OK,  maybe the baby Jesus, and maybe Santa Clause…but angels are right up there. I’m using a tabletop scroll saw to … Continue Reading →


Shutter Christmas Card Holder

Shutter Christmas Card Holder

I got a late start on Christmas shopping this year, but I think I’m finally catching up.  Over the last couple weeks, I think I’ve hit every store. Ok, maybe I’ve missed a few. On one of my many travels, … Continue Reading →


Recycled Soda Can and Pallet Wood Advent Calendar

Soda Can and Pallet Wood Christmas Advent Calendar

Today I’m bringing back two of my old projects.  They are teaming up for a Christmas advent calendar.  First up,  a pallet wood cubby organizer.   I first brought these shelves to you last March filled with mementos, souvenirs and other assorted junk.  If you … Continue Reading →


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 →