DIY Upcycled Casters Wall Hooks

DIY Caster Wall Hooks

I love old wall hooks especially when they are made out of something unexpected.   I was just on Pinterest and I found wall hooks made of golf clubs, C-clamps, silverware, doorknobs, wrenches, spools, faucets, dinosaur heads, baby doll parts, … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes diy

It’s hard to believe it’s the middle of May already and with the patriotic season fast approaching, I thought  I’d bring you my own version of the stars and stripes. Memorial Day is May 25th this year, that’s only 2 … Continue Reading →


Shutter Floor Lantern

Upcycled Twice!? Lantern diy

I don’t know if you call it upcycling, recycling, repurposing or just reusing…that is what these shutters have done… Twice! Let me backtrack a bit. Way back in October, I shared with you my lamp made from repurposed shutters. It … Continue Reading →


Easy Driftwood Hurricane Lamp diy

Easy Driftwood Hurricane Lamp diy

When I first shared my driftwood wreath last week, I mentioned that I had more driftwood and therefore more projects in the works.  Well, I’m back already with project number 2, a driftwood hurricane lamp. Doing a little driftwood idea … Continue Reading →


Vintage Style Telephone Sign diy

Vintage Style Telephone sign diy

In honor of Throwback Thursday I’m bringing you my very first telephone bill. That is not a misprint, it really was $12.03 back in 1983, the first year I was married.  Furthermore, television was free.  Granted, there were only 3 … Continue Reading →


Driftwood Wreath diy

Driftwood Wreath diy

I’m so excited to bring you my driftwood wreath today. The reason I’m so excited? This wreath has been at least 6 months in the making. That is about when I first decided I wanted to make one (it actually … Continue Reading →


Planning a 60th Birthday Party

A Week to Plan a Birthday Party

Several weeks ago my husband was chatting with his brothers.  At some point they realized that their oldest brother, Bill, was celebrating his 60th birthday this year. And as luck would have it he would be in town the month before … Continue Reading →


Salvaged from a dump!

Salvaged from a dump!

 So, a couple of weeks ago I was able to talk my sister into going to a dump to see if we could find anything fun. Actually it wasn’t hard to talk her into it, she loves the thrill of … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Fish Bait Sign diy

Pallet Wood Fish Bait Sign diy

I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been on a painted sign fixation. I showed you my Raven sign that I made with a genuine piece of old wood,  but there really aren’t many of those around.  So, if you still … Continue Reading →


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
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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 →


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