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 →


Pier 1 Inspired Pallet Wood Mirror

Pier 1 Copycat Mirror diy

Last week I showed you highlights of my trip to Black Dog Salvage, the Salvage Company that is the basis for the TV show, Salvage Dawgs. At the salvage yard I picked up tons of ideas, but only one item … 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 →


Broken Chair Planter

New life for a Broken Chair

Good Morning and Happy Friday. Today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life.  The picture above is the only hint I’m going to give you  about the project I shared…it’s a broken chair that my sister found in her neighbors … 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 →


Curbside Find - Dining Room Chairs Makeover

Curbside Chairs get a Makeover

Driving home from my local Home Depot one day, I spied this set of 5 beautiful dining chairs just sitting on the side of the road with a big sign…take me home, free! I didn’t happen to need dining chairs … Continue Reading →


Honeysuckle Hurricane Lamp

Save a Tree – Make a Honeysuckle Hurricane Lamp

When my kids were growing up they all had the pleasure of being taught kindergarten by the same wonderful teacher, Ms. Guertler.  Ms. Guertler was a nature loving, recycle loving, earth loving, turn off the lights when you leave the … Continue Reading →


diy Spindle Stool/Bench

Making a Bench from leftover Spindles

Several weeks ago, my youngest brother showed up on my front doorstep with 2 doors, lots of indoor shutters, a little bit of beadboard and over 40 spindles (sometimes called balusters).  He had been cleaning out his garage and thought I … Continue Reading →


Design your own Vintage Style Sign

Design Your own Vintage Style Sign

I love vintage signs and apparently everyone else does too.  The cost of a genuine old sign is somewhere in the hundreds of dollar range. Did you know that you can make your own sign practically for free. Yup, free! … 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 →


Typing Desk Makeover

Old Typewriter Desk gets a Makeover

Last year I wrote about the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia and earlier in the month I had the pleasure of returning.  This time I was accompanied by not just my 2 sisters, but 2 sons as well as … 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 →


Pallet Garden vs Pallet Garden

Pallet Garden vs. Pallet Garden

Before I get into my pallet garden comparison… I want to share with you my sad sad story.  A long long time ago I used to have a great vegetable garden.  It wasn’t the biggest garden in the world but … Continue Reading →


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