Pallet and Hinges Heart

Pallet Wood Valentine’s Day Heart diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are all over.  The house is looking rather bare, so it’s the perfect time to come up with another pallet wood project and what could be easier than a heart , … Continue Reading →


Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award After 5 months of blogging I was thrilled to be nominated for the Liebster Award by Betsy over at Happily Ever After, Etc. This award has a German origin which means, dearest, nicest, beloved, valued, endearing, etc. The … Continue Reading →


2x4 projects, 2x4 snowman tutorial, snowman out of 2x4, 2x4 wooden snowman, how to make a wooden snowman, 2x4 crafts, wood scrap snowman

2 x 4 Snowman diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. We had about 3 inches of snow here yesterday.  It coated the roads enough to close the schools.  I don’t think it was enough to cause the normal, “I might run out of toilet paper and … Continue Reading →


Campfire Roasting Sticks diy

Campfire Roasting Sticks diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  Christmas came and went so quickly and we , in the ScavengerChic household, were busy, busy, busy. Each year I get my elves, sometimes known as my sons, working on a project in which they can  use … Continue Reading →


Railroad Tie Lamp diy

Railroad Tie Lamp diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   I don’t know if you can tell, but I’ve been on a diy lamp kick for several months now.  Everywhere I go, I see objects that are just calling out to me…Make me into a … Continue Reading →


Painted dresser makeover, chest of drawers makeover, painted chest of drawers, white and green dresser, dresser with numbers

White and Green Painted dresser Makeover

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  When my oldest son and his wife moved into their first apartment, this dresser accompanied them.  When they then moved into their first home a couple of years later,  there again was this dresser. It could … Continue Reading →


repurposed shutters headboard

Scavenging Ideas around Ellicott City , Maryland

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  With Christmas only a week away I’ve been working on a lot of projects. So many projects, so little time, but I just can’t show you them to you yet.  Yes, there are a couple of … Continue Reading →


Coca cola crate coffee table, unique coffee table

Scavenging ideas in Strasburg, Virginia

  • By Joan
  • December 15, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. Over the Thanksgiving weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Strasburg, Virginia and explore the Strasburg Emporium with my 2 sisters and daughter-in-law.  The Strasburg Emporium has 50,000 feet of shopping bliss and with lots … Continue Reading →


Terra Cotta Pipes and junk candle holders

Terracotta Pipes and Junk Candle holders

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  The countdown to Christmas is coming  fast but if you have a bunch of junk sitting around you may be able to whip these up in a couple of hours.  These candle holders started with a … Continue Reading →


Rupurposed Grandma's Sled

Grandma’s Sled

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Years ago, it had to be in the 70’s, my mom and I drove out to St. Louis, Missouri to help my Grandmother move into an apartment.  Her home had been in the family since 1891 … Continue Reading →


Williamsburg inspired Fruit Fan

Williamsburg inspired over the door Fruit Fan

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   The other day I showed you how to make a Williamsburg inspired fruit wreath.  Well today I’m back with his companion piece, an over the door fruit fan.  Surprisingly easy and fun  to make. A … Continue Reading →


Christmas Fruit Wreath diy

Williamsburg inspired Christmas Fruit Wreath diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Just last week my family was spending a fantastic weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains, chowing down on a mountain of food.  There was corn pudding, sweet potatoes, a mountain of mashed potatoes, 2 turkeys, 2 … Continue Reading →


Oyster Shell Mirror diy

Oyster Shell Mirror diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   You can tell just by looking at this mirror that this project is perfect for me.  It’s Scavenger Chic at it’s finest in the form of beach combing. This project actually began a few years … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Christmas Tree

Pallet Wood Christmas Tree diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. It’s starting to feel like Christmas around here.  The leaves are almost off the trees, the stores are decked out with lights and ornaments, and it’s freezing cold!  Time to get started on a Christmas project. … Continue Reading →


Dresser Makeover

Black and Red Painted Dresser Makeover

  • By Joan
  • November 20, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. . On Wednesday I showed you the wooden knobs I created for my dresser makeover. And now for my dresser reveal.  Coming from the very chic, Salvation Army, where it was perched between bed posts and … Continue Reading →


Wooden knobs makeover, diy

Wooden knobs Makeover diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. A dresser I bought from the local Salvation Army came complete with a laminate top, chippy paint (and not in a good way) and a full set of wooden drawer knobs. Wanting a knob with a … Continue Reading →


Origami Birthday Present

Teenage Boy Birthday Gift

  • By Joan
  • November 16, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. Several years ago , my youngest son , Nathan, received a present of a book….,Paper Airplanes With Dollar Bills, Another Way to Throw Your Money Away, by Duy Nguyen,  It was filled with 13 ways to … Continue Reading →


Medicine Cabinet diy

Create a Medicine Cabinet from a Mirror diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. One of my errands last week was to take a trip to the local Goodwill,  I had four huge garbage bags of clothing to donate.  Some from my mother-in-law and some from my husband who decided … Continue Reading →


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