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 →


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 →


Chalkboard Buffet diy

Chalkboard Buffet diy

Welcome back diyers.  I hope you like this project as much as I do. This is actually my fourth project from props I managed to salvage from the theatre company a few weeks ago.  This could be my favorite, but every project … Continue Reading →


Cleaning between the Glass on Oven Doors

Cleaning between the Glass on Oven Doors

About 5 years ago, it was definitely a Thursday…how do I know it was a Thursday?…because it was Thanksgiving.  We had just bought a great double wall oven. The old one had bit the dust and wasn’t keeping the temperature … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Fish house numbers

One fish, two fish…house numbers

Whether you’re a fisherman, you have a cabin in the woods, you live near a lake, a pond, a stream, the ocean, you love the great outdoors…this is the project for you. …and not just because of all the aforementioned … 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 →


Sunflower Seed Packet Wooden Sign diy

Sunflower Seed Packet Sign

  Remember when I hit the scavenging jackpot a couple of weeks ago. I had the pleasure of  digging thru the props room of a theatre company. As a reminder, below you can see some of my goodies. I already … Continue Reading →


Ironing Board Cabinet diy

Ironing Board Cabinet diy Part 2

Earlier in the week I gave you step by step instructions on how to build a ironing board cabinet.  Now I’m back to show you how to get a picture, any picture, on the door of your ironing board cabinet. … Continue Reading →


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Ironing Board Cabinet diy part 1

I was thinking the other day,that  I would love to have a built in ironing board cabinet.  Wouldn’t it be great to have an ironing board that just folds down from the wall and was ready to use whenever you … 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 →


Before and After Painted Piano Bench

Rescued Piano Bench

Last week I shared with you my scavenging adventure…going thru props from  a theatre group.  Well this is the first of my makeovers from that day. There is my bench tucked away under the blue suitcase. He is super sturdy, … 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 →


Salvaged Rusty Parts

Scavenging Jackpot

Last week I had the best scavenging week I’ve had in a long time.  It started out with this delivery of rusty gold. Now to you it may look like trash, but to me it’s angel wings and angel legs. … Continue Reading →


Seashell Napkin Rings diy

Beachcomber Napkin Rings diy

Summer is coming, the kids are loading up their buckets with seashells. OK, maybe it’s mom who loads up the bucket with seashells…and you can’t part with any of them. You need a project. This is an easy craft project. … Continue Reading →


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