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 →


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 →


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