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 →


Recycled Blue Jean Apron

Recycled Blue Jean Apron

Welcome back.  I have something just a little bit different than my normal pallet wood, painty projects. This project is just as important…we’re talking about keeping the paint off your clothes. If you’re anything like me, you start to work on … Continue Reading →


Recycled Feed Bag Ottoman

Upcycled Feedbag Ottoman

All last week I was showing you the orphan projects I had made while I was on the hunt for the perfect stool for a feedbag makeover.  I could have easily made a stool out of wood, but I was … Continue Reading →


Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

On Monday I showed you my wicker table. I had to make a pallet wood top for the table because I had stolen the glass for this project.  It all started when a friend of mine messaged me last week and told me … Continue Reading →


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What can you do with old Bed Slats?

  • By Joan
  • September 16, 2016
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  When I first saw this bundle of wood at the local thrift store, I actually thought it was a set of wooden blinds.  But looking at it a bit closer, there were no strings, the wood was too thick and … Continue Reading →


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Upcycled Apple Picking Bucket

Hello everyone, I have another project from my pile of crazy treasures that I picked up from the  40 mile Shenandoah Valley flea market. Last week I showed you the hand truck that I transformed into a coffee table.  This week … Continue Reading →


DIY Boxwood Wreath and Vintage Window-006

DIY Boxwood Wreath and Vintage Window

Welcome back.  If power tools intimidate you, I have a project just for you; a diy boxwood wreath framed perfectly over top of an old vintage window. No power tools necessary!   Like a lot of my projects, I do have a bit of … Continue Reading →


Hand Truck Coffee Table

Upcycled Hand Cart Coffee Table

Welcome back and Happy Labor Day Weekend. If you remember my trip to the 40 mile yard crawl a couple of week ago I showed you all my treasures and I promised you I would soon have a great makeover for … Continue Reading →


DIY Coffee Sign

Good Things Happen Over Coffee

I may have been on vacation last month but, I still kept my eyes open on my travels because you never know when inspiration will strike. The sign you see above was near the trailhead of a hike we did … Continue Reading →


Recycled Shutters and Candles Wall Sconce-

Vintage Shutters Wall Sconce

Months ago, my younger brother showed up on my doorstep with a fantastic pile of architectural salvage stuff.   A pile of shutters, a couple of doors, tons of  spindles…he was cleaning out his garage and he thought I might be able … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Roofing Tin Shingles Headboard diy-017

Recycled Tin Shingles Headboard

I love to make headboards and they are probably my second most favorite thing to make…coffee tables being number one.  The problem is, you can only have so many headboards sitting around, so when son #2 said he was actually … Continue Reading →


Divided Pedestal Server

Repurposing from the Thrift Store

  • By Joan
  • June 17, 2016
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  Welcome back. As promised, today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life.  I’ve given you just a sneak peek of my project but for the full tutorial you’ll just have to follow me over there. You won’t believe … Continue Reading →


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Upcycled Washtubs and an Old Door

Last weekend we had the pleasure of visiting my sister’s house for a pre-Memorial Day party.  So while I’m sitting on her deck, chowing down on taco dip, a beautiful assortment of cheeses and bruschetta (and that was all before dinner), … Continue Reading →


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