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
  • 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 →


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