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
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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 →


Easy Driftwood Hurricane Lamp diy

Easy Driftwood Hurricane Lamp diy

When I first shared my driftwood wreath last week, I mentioned that I had more driftwood and therefore more projects in the works.  Well, I’m back already with project number 2, a driftwood hurricane lamp. Doing a little driftwood idea … Continue Reading →


Driftwood Wreath diy

Driftwood Wreath diy

I’m so excited to bring you my driftwood wreath today. The reason I’m so excited? This wreath has been at least 6 months in the making. That is about when I first decided I wanted to make one (it actually … Continue Reading →


Salvaged from a dump!

Salvaged from a dump!

 So, a couple of weeks ago I was able to talk my sister into going to a dump to see if we could find anything fun. Actually it wasn’t hard to talk her into it, she loves the thrill of … Continue Reading →


Crabby Fruit Crate Makeover diy

Crabby Fruit Crate Makeover diy

  What would you do if you had eight crates delivered to your door and stacked ever so nicely in your foyer?   Well, you’d probably move them out of your foyer. That had to be step one. But then what? … Continue Reading →


2 Ways to Recycle your old paint cans

2 Ways to Recycle your Old Paint Cans

A couple of months ago, when I was cleaning out my workshop, I came across several cans of paint that were either dried up, virtually empty or I hadn’t used the color in 10 years.  The paint that still had some … Continue Reading →


Tree Log lamp diy

Make it Yourself, a Lamp made from a Log

  • By Joan
  • April 6, 2015
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I hope you all had a wonderful Easter surrounded by family. Mine was spent at a brunch with my side of the family and dinner at my mother-in-laws with my husbands side of the family. I really need to go … Continue Reading →



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