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 →


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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 →


Cabinet Makeover with Lumber graphic

Cabinet Makeover and Rustic Wall Rack/Shelf

Add to Flipboard Magazine. OK, I know you’ve seen this side of my workshop before. Last week I shared how to make the  countertop and apothecary cabinet as well as the rolling storage cart.   Well this is the final before and … Continue Reading →


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Faux Apothecary Cabinet/ Workshop Storage

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Last week when I posted  the Heap of Change Challenge/workbench storage, I promised that I would be back to show you the wall where I keep my miter saw. Well, I’m back.   Earlier in the … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Rolling Storage Cart

Pallet Wood Rolling Storage Cart

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Over the past two weeks I’ve been sharing my workshop transformation.  It is amazing the amount of workspace I’ve uncovered that was apparently there all the time but was  crying out for organization.  Check out my … Continue Reading →


Workbench Storage

Heap of Change Challenge : Workbench Storage

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Last week I joined the Heap of Change Challenge put on by Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors.   Donna put out the challenge to change an area in your home, to declutter, to reimagine, to … Continue Reading →


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Personalized Heirloom Pillow diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. The other day I got this email from Houzz about things they have for sale. They had some gorgeous stuff  for sale, and there were a lot of things that had this vintage industrial vibe going on … Continue Reading →


Putting a new top on an old Workbench

Heap of Change Challenge/ Putting a new top on an old Workbench

Add to Flipboard Magazine. This month, Donna, over at Funky Junk Interiors, has put out a challenge to fellow do it yourselfers, to transform an area in your home…to clean and organize…to get rid of the clutter…to make a walkway … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Sawhorse diy

Rustic Pallet Wood Sawhorse diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   There is a lot of furniture out there these days that use the lowly sawhorse as it’s base.  I’ve seen kitchen tables, desks and media cabinets. And sometimes, just sometimes, you don’t want to use … 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 →


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