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 →


Recycled Wash tubs and Old Door Side Table-002

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 →


Pallet Wood Butcher Block Top over a  Galvanized Wash Tub, small outdoor table-013

Butcher Block Wash Tub Table

On Monday, I told you about my latest scavenging adventures in an old abandoned restaurant. I fell in love with this old wash tub. It’s perfect for parties, a bag of ice, add your sodas and beer, and it’s the perfect … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Wire Whisk, Beater, Wire Whip, Pendant Light-004

Abandoned Restaurant and a Pendant Light

Several weeks ago my oldest son offered to take me on a unique scavenging trip. A trip into the bowels of an Italian restaurant that has long since gone out of business.  The building was bought by my son’s company, who buys … Continue Reading →


Upcycled, Recycled Weights Book Ends

Upcycled Ten Pound Weights

  • By Joan
  • May 20, 2016
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I can’t believe it’s already the third Friday of the month, which means I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. But first, a few pictures to catch you up with what we’ve been working on. Over the last couple of weekends … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Antique Clothes Wringer and Pallets Coffee Table

Antique Clothes Wringer Coffee Table

While shopping with my daughter-in-law, Steph, at a yard sale last summer we spied this great rack. I had no idea what it was, but I saw coffee table! I didn’t buy it.  I was just about to ask the … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Fish House Number on an old Pulley

Pallet Wood Fish House Numbers

With summer coming up…beach, lake, fishing season… I was inspired to make something with this little fish I’ve had sitting around since last July. He was part of this colorful assortment of pallet wood fish that I originally shared over at My … Continue Reading →


Secret Hidden Lockbox

Repurposed Books and a Hidden Lockbox

If you look at this picture you may think this is a post for a great upcycled bookend. Can you tell it’s a dump rescue? But, if you looked at the title, you would know that it’s actually the books that are … Continue Reading →


Indoor Herb Planter

Thrift Store Junk, Indoor Spring Planter

I have another super easy project for you this week.  Not quite as easy as Monday’s vintage milk crate, but it’s close. At least I got out a paintbrush this time. I’m still stealing ideas from  Joanna Gaines of Fixer … Continue Reading →


Vintage Milk Crate Love

Vintage Milk Crate Love

I recently came across this fantastic vintage metal milk crate.  When I say came across, you probably envision me in this cute little antique store, eyeing all the vintage goodies, just deciding which treasure I should take home. No, I … Continue Reading →


IKEA Cabinet and Soda Can Labels

IKEA cabinet and Soda Can Labels

Today I’m rejoining a great group of ladies  for the Junk Revision Challenge.  Each month the group is given a theme and it is up to us to use our own junk to follow that theme and see what we can … Continue Reading →


DIY Vintage Metal Numbers  for cubby organizer shelves

Soda Can, Vintage Number Labels

  Sometimes when you think you’re finished a project, you find you’re missing just one thing. If you missed my post from Monday this week,   I shared with you how to make this great organizer shelf using pallet wood, nails … Continue Reading →


Recycled Book Pages Chandelier, Upcycled Chandelier

Second Choice Chandelier

  • By Joan
  • March 18, 2016
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As promised, today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. I just want to give you a bit of a sneak preview. Can you tell what common household item has been repurposed? I guarantee you have one in your own … Continue Reading →


Antique Printing Blocks frame

Vintage Printer Blocks Frame

Several months ago I was scanning Ebay, just looking to see what was out there in auction land, and I came upon a Lot of Antique Printing Blocks.  I wasn’t looking for printing blocks, but there were over 75 of them … Continue Reading →


Landscape Timber Railroad Tie Lamp-001

Upcycled Railroad Tie

  • By Joan
  • February 19, 2016
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Good morning once again.  As promised, I have a great new project for you but you’ll have to visit me over at My Repurposed Life today where I am guest posting.  Can you guess what I made from this great … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Sometimes, when I least expect it, a project will just appear to me out of a dumpster.  I wasn’t looking…well, I must have looked at some point…but I definitely wasn’t looking on purpose.  I was on my way to one … Continue Reading →


Teakettle Birdhouse with Reclaimed wood

Future home for my Fine Feathered Friends

Last Christmas my brother-in-law gave me this great teapot planted with a beautiful green plant.  Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for me to kill the beautiful green plant. The leaves started dropping like it was fall and soon it was an … Continue Reading →


Vintage tripod floor lamp diy, surveyors tripod

Wood Surveyor’s Tripod Floor Lamp

Last summer, at the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia, I bought this great surveyors tripod. It was actually the same yard sale that I bought the typing desk and the wood planer, and the same yard sale that my sister bought the carpenter’s … Continue Reading →


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