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 →


Sticks & Pallet Wood Heart

Pallet Wood and Sticks Valentine’s Heart

Good morning. I have something just a bit different for you today, a blog hop. Yup, I was invited to join the Junk Revision Challenge.  Each month the group is given a theme and it is up to us to … Continue Reading →


Transform a Vintage Door into a sliding Barn Door, diy-012

Sliding Barn Door for a Bathroom

It’s hard to believe that it is already the third Friday of the month, but since it is, that means I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. If you have one of those 80’s, no door on the bathroom … Continue Reading →


Scavenging Haunted Past and a MIrror

Scavenging the Haunted Past…and a mirror

Not too far from my home used to be the site of one of Maryland’s Most Haunted buildings, the Henryton State Hospital.  The hospital closed it’s doors in 1985, having been opened since the early 1920’s. In it’s prime, it housed … Continue Reading →


Headboard created from old shutters, upcycle, recycle-001

Headboard made from Salvaged Shutters

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I usually don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  Frankly, I have very little willpower and who can say no to chocolate.  That being said, I love January.  January is the time I work on all … Continue Reading →


Carpenters Toolbox Coffee Table

Carpenter’s Tool Box Coffee Table

Welcome back.  I hope you all are surviving the holidays and are truly able to enjoy spending those precious moments with family and friends. My 2 oldest sons and their wives spent the night Christmas Eve, so we were able … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood birdhouse

Junky Pallet Wood Birdhouse

Can you believe Christmas is this week?  Back in November when the stores first started to play their Christmas carols, it was like, seriously? Aren’t you rushing the season just a bit?  But now I find myself singing along to all the … Continue Reading →


Easy diy Pallet Wood Frame

Easy Pallet Wood Frame diy

  • By Joan
  • December 18, 2015
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Good morning and welcome back.  If it’s the third Friday in the month then it means I must be guest posting over at My Repurposed Life today. I think you’ll really love this project and it brings me back to my … Continue Reading →


Build a Snowman Kit

Build A Snowman Kit diy – Gifts Kids can Make

Before I begin, I’d like to take a second to wish my youngest son a very Happy Birthday. I don’t know where the time has gone, but my baby is 17 years old today. That’s him in the picture above. … Continue Reading →


Making over a wooden salad bowl with sticks

Wood Salad Bowl Makeover diy

I have a great diy for you today, a flea market or thrift store wooden salad bowl covered with sticks.  If you have a glue gun and a chop saw you are well on your way to making this project. … Continue Reading →


Sweater Hurricane Lamp

Sweater Hurricane Lamp and 15 more Recycled Sweater Gift Ideas

I had this great idea to continue my hurricane lamp slip covers with a beautiful cable knit thrift store sweater. You may remember my hurricane lamps covered in shells, driftwood, moss and honeysuckle vines. But after doing a little research I found … Continue Reading →


New Cheese Box only looks Old

My New Old Cheese box

Welcome back diyers.  We are about to transform this plain, ordinary, humdrum cheese box  into a unique, one of a kind masterpiece.  Did I oversell?  Well, it will be cool. From what I can tell, cheese boxes were first used … Continue Reading →


Repurposed Dresser Drawers

Repurposing Dresser Drawers

Recycle, upcycle, repurpose, reuse….whatever you call it, these nightstands do it all.  The knobs are new, but the spindle legs, hardwood flooring top and drawer body of the table have all had past lives. Their worlds are about to collide. … Continue Reading →


Spotlight Tripod Lamp

Spotlight Tripod Lamp diy

I usually have a few things on my to buy list for whenever I’m in a thrift store, whether it be a frame, a mirror, a cool chair…And most of the time I don’t find what I’m looking for. So, here I … Continue Reading →


Vintage Door Coffee Table trunk hardware corners

Vintage Door Coffee Table

  • By Joan
  • October 16, 2015
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Hello friends, as promised, I’m back with another fairly easy diy. Since I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life this morning you’ll just have to click on the link to get the full tutorial. This project started out as … Continue Reading →


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