Nautical Signal Flags and Repurposed Windows

Vintage Windows and Signal Flags Wall Decor

International Code Flags or Signaling Flags are used for communicating short messages between ships out at sea.  Each flag can either be a letter or have a short meaning. While A is known as Alpha, it also means, I have … Continue Reading →


Hinge Junk Angel

Rusty Hinge Junk Angel

It’s kind of hard for me to believe that it has been two months since I’ve brought you a junk angel. This little angel has been just sitting patiently in my workshop waiting for me to decide on what kind of … Continue Reading →


Rusty Pipe Lamp diy

Upcycling a Rusty Septic Pipe

I know you’re curious and that’s why you’re here.  What can you do with a rusty, dirty, previously used, septic pipe. You gotta admit that that is one fine looking poo pipe, a nice round circular shape, nice rusty patina, … Continue Reading →


Railroad Spike Wine Rack

Railroad Spike Wine Rack diy

Back in March I shared with you my coat rack made from old railroad spikes. At the time, I wanted to make another project from the railroad spikes and I settled on a wine rack. I knew #2 son, Kevin, … Continue Reading →


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 →


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