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 →


Pallet Wood Arrow diy

Rustic Pallet Wood Arrow diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was dangerously low on pallet wood. Times were getting desperate, I needed my fix.  Well life is good once again, I found three pallets leaning up … Continue Reading →


Clock Table from a Flea Market Find, diy, table makeover

Clock Table from a Flea Market Find

Last August I went with my sisters and my youngest son, Nathan, and we attempted to conquer the Route 11 Yard Crawl.  We made it through about 25 miles of the 40 mile yard sale before it was quitting time. … Continue Reading →




Pallet Wood Fish diy

Pallet Wood Fish Wall decor diy

 Am I rushing the season?  We have one nice day and I’m thinking warm sunny beaches! For all you pallet lovers out there this is a really easy project.  You will, however, need a few supplies.      Pallet wood, … Continue Reading →


Bed tray diy, Reclaimed Wood tray, Beach decor, Serving tray diy

Reclaimed Wood Bed Tray diy

  A couple of weeks ago I mentioned going to a salvage yard and picking up some great cedar planks which became my rustic storage cupboard. Well, also on that trip I picked up a small bundle of old beadboard … 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 →


locket ideas, picture pendant, remembering mom and dad, homemade gift ideas, memory locket, rectangle locket

Remembering Mom and Dad in a Locket

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Last week marked the 7 year anniversary of the passing of my Dad.  My Dad was a great Dad. He was hardworking, creative, funny, and friendly.  He could fix anything and he was often called to our … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Wall

Warm and Rustic, Pallet Wood Wall

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Since July, I have written 15 posts on pallet wood projects…from dart board cabinets, to coffee tables, to streets signs, to christmas trees..so of course I’ve done a pallet wall. The best part  about pallet wood is … Continue Reading →


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