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
  • Comments Off on Make it Yourself, a Lamp made from a Log

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 →



Upcycled Gasoline Can Pendant Light

Upcycled Gasoline Can Pendant Light diy

Welcome back, I write this post as I sit in a hospital waiting room waiting for my sister to get out of a minor surgery.  I feel lucky to be here.  A couple of years ago she went thru a … Continue Reading →


Railroad spike coat rack, Upcycled railroad spikes, Railroad spikes wall hangar diy

Railroad Spike Coat Rack diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. When my brother-in-law visited last week he brought me a fantastic present…a couple of pieces of old wood that he had pulled out of a house he was renovating. What was most interesting was that this … Continue Reading →


Tin roofing shingles and pallet wood frame

Pallet Wood and Tin Roofing Shingles Frame diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  I think that we can all agree that it’s time for winter to end. I personally love to use the winter months to clean out and start new. If you’re going to be stuck in the … Continue Reading →


20 Amazing Recycled Wall Ideas

20+ Amazing Recycled Wall Ideas

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   A couple of weeks ago my husband surprised me by offering to take me to a few salvage yards.   What we came home with was a car full of cedar planks that became my … Continue Reading →


Pottery Barn Inspired-Reclaimed Wood Stars

Pottery Barn Inspired, Reclaimed Wood Star diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  As a self confessed Scavenger, I am always on the hunt for my next project.  This one happened to come from one of my favorite shops, Pottery Barn. While most people look thru the Pottery Barn … Continue Reading →


DIY Rustic Storage Cupboard

DIY Rustic Storage Cupboard

Add to Flipboard Magazine. If you’ve been following my blog for the last month, project by project I’ve been revealing my workshop makeover. You can find it here, or here or here or here or here and even here.  But the last project and … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Roofing Tin Memo Board diy

Upcycled Roofing Tin Memo Board

Add to Flipboard Magazine. A couple of weeks ago when I revealed my workbench makeover you got your first peek at my magnetic memo board and I did promise that I’d be back to show you how you can make … Continue Reading →


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