Visiting Black Dog Salvage

Visiting Black Dog Salvage

If you recognize the picture above then you are probably a follower of the DIY Network series, Salvage Dawgs. Salvage Dawgs follows the Black Dog Salvage Company in Roanoke, Virginia as they travel to historical buildings that are about to be … Continue Reading →


Honeysuckle Vine Tree

Honeysuckle / Tomato Cage Tree

The honeysuckle hurricane lamp  that I showed you last week hardly used up any of my weedy honeysuckle vines.  I needed to think bigger.  I needed to think tree size. That’s it, a tree! You’ve seen Christmas trees covered in … Continue Reading →


Woodworking Planer Upcycling Ideas

Repurposing a Vintage Wood Planer

At the same flea market that I bought the typewriter desk earlier in the week, I bought this cute woodworkers planer. I had been eyeing them all day, sometimes they were too big, sometimes too small, some were missing the lower knob, … Continue Reading →


Repurposed Baby Gate Mirror

Repurposed Baby Gate diy

What would you do if you found an old baby gate next to a dumpster? Kind of green and a little bit broken…of course you would have to take it home. At least that is what I did.  Find out what … Continue Reading →


Easy Cake Stand diy

Easy diy Cake Stand

I’m posting over at My Repurposed Life tomorrow, but I still wanted to bring you a quick  and easy project today, a super simple cake stand diy. I know cake stands are everywhere, single tier, multi-tier, glass, tin, porcelain…so I … Continue Reading →


Easy Chicken Coop/Crate Coffee Table diy

Chicken Coop Coffee Table diy

When I wanted a new coffee table for my living room, I didn’t turn to the furniture stores, I went directly to Pinterest. The talent, craftiness and ingenuity of the people out in blogland is incredible. I eventually decided, that … Continue Reading →


Book, Book Shelf diy

Repurposed Books, Bookshelf diy

It seems that whenever I share a project with you , I will share more than one project based on the same theme.  A while ago I was into wall hooks, then came vintage signs, who can forget my angels (at least I … Continue Reading →


Primitive Spoon Angel 3

Spoon Junk Angel diy

Spoon junk angel is the third assemblage angel I’ve created using rusty and not so rusty found bits and pieces. She follows her sisters, Primitive Junk Angel 1 and Primitive Junk Angel 2. If you remember, Angel 1 had the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled and Recycled Mortise and Shutter Shelves

Upcycled Mortise locks and Shutter Shelves diy

A couple of weeks ago my brother asked if I could babysit my niece, Bea, while he and his wife went hiking.  Of course I would, I don’t get to see enough of her.  He also said that he had been cleaning … Continue Reading →


Driftwood Lamp diy, no wiring required

No Wiring! Easy Driftwood Lamp

 Aged by the sea, adrift on the ocean, each wave rounding off the edges of the pieces of branches that once rose majestically into the sky. Just waiting to be discovered by the aimless wanderer. I would like to think that I have romantic … Continue Reading →


Vintage Window Jewelry Cabinet

Vintage Window Jewelry Cabinet diy

Next week marks the one year anniversary that I started Scavenger Chic. Frankly, when I started the blog I had no idea what I was doing but I knew I had tons of projects that I wanted to share and hopefully … Continue Reading →


Repurposing a Vintage Suitcase

Vintage Suitcase upcycle

  • By Joan
  • July 17, 2015
  • Comments Off on Vintage Suitcase upcycle

Thanks for stopping by but I’m goint to redirect you cause today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life which you can find here.   I’m just going to give you a little hint about what you’ll be seeing. … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Fruit Crate Ottomans

Upcycled Fruit Crate Ottomans diy

Back in April, my oldest son, Keith, texted me and told me he was cleaning out the garage  of a house his company was designing and it was full of crates…would I be interested in any? Well of course, I’ll take a few. … Continue Reading →


Junk Angel made from reclaimed wood, broken tile, doorknob plate 001

Primitive Junk Angel #2

I enjoyed making my first junk angel so much I just had to make another. I even have a couple more in the works, so watch out. If you remember, my first junk angel came about when my oldest son, Keith, gave … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Ironing Board, Painted Wine Bottle

Repurposed Ironing Board

I had just gotten rid of my piggy sign when this ironing board landed in my lap. OK, not actually in my lap, but in my car. Years ago, my oldest sister had picked up this old ironing board at a … Continue Reading →


Fish and Tinker toys

Fish and Tinker Toys

What do fish and tinker toys have in common?  You’ll just have to check out my latest project over at My Repurposed Life where Gail has been creating, recycling, repurposing and reusing since 2009.  She has invited me to guest post once … Continue Reading →


Piggy, Pork BBQ sign diy

Piggy Pork bbq sign DIY

About a year ago my sister hands me this yoke and says, “What can you do with this?” My first thought…that would make a fantastic hanging light.  Two matching lights hanging from both ends. You can see that can’t you…or … Continue Reading →


DIY Upcycled Casters Wall Hooks

DIY Caster Wall Hooks

I love old wall hooks especially when they are made out of something unexpected.   I was just on Pinterest and I found wall hooks made of golf clubs, C-clamps, silverware, doorknobs, wrenches, spools, faucets, dinosaur heads, baby doll parts, … Continue Reading →


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