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 →


Upcycled Metal Tiered Server

Recycled Tiered Server

Add to Flipboard Magazine. I have the most patient and understanding husband in the world.  Why?  Because I have come home with some very strange metal objects , my husband has even helped me carry some of those strange metal objects… and never … Continue Reading →


One Way Sign Tray

Upcycled One Way Sign Tray diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Several years ago my middle son, Kevin, living away from home and at college, moved out of his dorm room and into his first apartment with a couple of friends.  Several things from our home found … Continue Reading →


Railroad Tie Lamp diy

Railroad Tie Lamp diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   I don’t know if you can tell, but I’ve been on a diy lamp kick for several months now.  Everywhere I go, I see objects that are just calling out to me…Make me into a … Continue Reading →


Coca cola crate coffee table, unique coffee table

Scavenging ideas in Strasburg, Virginia

  • By Joan
  • December 15, 2014
  • Comments Off on Scavenging ideas in Strasburg, Virginia

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Over the Thanksgiving weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Strasburg, Virginia and explore the Strasburg Emporium with my 2 sisters and daughter-in-law.  The Strasburg Emporium has 50,000 feet of shopping bliss and with lots … Continue Reading →


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 →


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