Terra Cotta Pipes and junk candle holders

Terracotta Pipes and Junk Candle holders

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  The countdown to Christmas is coming  fast but if you have a bunch of junk sitting around you may be able to whip these up in a couple of hours.  These candle holders started with a … Continue Reading →


Rupurposed Grandma's Sled

Grandma’s Sled

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Years ago, it had to be in the 70’s, my mom and I drove out to St. Louis, Missouri to help my Grandmother move into an apartment.  Her home had been in the family since 1891 … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Watchamacallit Lamp , diy

Upcycled Whatchamacallit Lamp, diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’ll notice that I have a somewhat abnormal obsession with lamps.  Not just any lamps, but lamps made from junk. It all started rather innocently enough, I was … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Vise/ book holder

Upcycled Vise and Door Latch

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Over the weekend my sister invited the family over just for the heck of it. There was no holiday, no birthday, no crisis….it was how she put it,  “family time, it’s about time.”  A cold windy afternoon … Continue Reading →


Tin and Wainscoting Frame diy

Roofing Tin and Beadboard Frame diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. A couple of years ago, we redecorated our bedroom.  In doing so, we took down the wainscoting that encircled the room.  There was nothing wrong with it,  but after 15 years I was just a little … Continue Reading →


Lamp made from old Shutters

Upcycled Shutters Lamp diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. ,   As a self-professed scavenger, I get my ideas and my supplies from just about anywhere.  I’ve been known to root around in a dump or two, flea markets, thrift stores, abandoned homes, junked cars…to … Continue Reading →


DIY Orb Chandelier

DIY Orb Chandelier

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Last month I had an enjoyable day  scavenging the  Route 11 Yard Crawl with one of my sons and 2 sisters.  By all appearances, I ended up with a pile of junk, but it was gold … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood and Bedspring Light

Pallet Wood and Bedsprings Light DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine. When I first came upon these bedsprings, I immediately remembered all my pinterest searches about what to do with old bedsprings.  Wreaths, candle holders, christmas trees, angel, snowman…so I began to unscrew these springs from the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Rusty  Giant Spring Lamp

Upcycled Rusty Giant Spring Lamp

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   This project all started a few weeks ago… very innocently I might add… when my husband, Brian, and I were enjoying a nice afternoon hike.  The sun was shining, the birds were singing, we spotted … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Maple Syrup Can Lantern

Upcycled Maple Syrup Can Lanterns

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Earlier in the month I had the pleasure of scavenging the Route 11 Yard Crawl.  One of my last finds of the day was a set of 4 extremely rusty tin cans. Being that it was … Continue Reading →


Updated Medicine Cabinet DIY

Updated Medicine Cabinet DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine. One of my spring projects this year was to debrassify my house (pretty sure that isn’t even a word).  Considering my house was built over 20 years ago, it had more than it’s share of brass … Continue Reading →


DIY Upcycled/Recycled Rusty Pipe Lamp

DIY Upcycled Pipe Lamp

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Lately I’ve been very into upcycled lighting. Everywhere you look people are creating fantastic lamps and chandeliers from everything….corks, flashlights, mason jars and drift wood , to name but a few.  Check out my pinterest here. … Continue Reading →


DIY Upcycled Wooden Post Lamp

Recycled Post Lamp

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Recently I’ve been updating my living room.  It was mostly done but in dire need of lamps.  I shopped all of my normal spots for lamps,  Home Goods, Target, JC  Penney …but no one had exactly … Continue Reading →


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