Fish and Tinker toys

Fish and Tinker Toys

What do fish and tinker toys have in common?  You’ll just have to check out my latest project over at My Repurposed Life where Gail has been creating, recycling, repurposing and reusing since 2009.  She has invited me to guest post once … Continue Reading →


Salvaged Rusty Parts

Scavenging Jackpot

Last week I had the best scavenging week I’ve had in a long time.  It started out with this delivery of rusty gold. Now to you it may look like trash, but to me it’s angel wings and angel legs. … Continue Reading →


Seashell Napkin Rings diy

Beachcomber Napkin Rings diy

Summer is coming, the kids are loading up their buckets with seashells. OK, maybe it’s mom who loads up the bucket with seashells…and you can’t part with any of them. You need a project. This is an easy craft project. … Continue Reading →


Moss Hurricane Lamp diy

Moss Hurricane Lamp diy

  When I started these hurricane lamps, I had no idea that I would be making a collection of slipcovers for hurricane lamps.  That’s right, all the coverings just slip right off.  You don’t really need more than 1 or … Continue Reading →


Piggy, Pork BBQ sign diy

Piggy Pork bbq sign DIY

About a year ago my sister hands me this yoke and says, “What can you do with this?” My first thought…that would make a fantastic hanging light.  Two matching lights hanging from both ends. You can see that can’t you…or … Continue Reading →


Easy Pallet Wood Shelf diy

Easiest Pallet Wood Project ever….

About a year ago my brother-in-law, Bill, offered to get a bunch of pallets from his loading dock at work.  Apparently, all he had to do was ask the guys at the loading dock and they would save them for … Continue Reading →


diy flag pillow in time for the 4th of July , Stars and Stripes

DIY Americana Pillow

Welcome back, I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend.  Here, the weather was absolutely beautiful, great for catching up on a little yard work and soaking up the sun. Had to stay close to home though, as my youngest son, … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Sawhorse Desk

Pallet Wood Sawhorse Desk

A couple of years ago I was scavenging the internet, looking for diy projects when I came upon a super  cool pallet wood desk over at Funky Junk Interiors. Donna did a fantastic job of combining sawhorses, a ladder, pallet … Continue Reading →


Shell Hurricane Lamp diy

Shell Hurricane Lamp

 Way back in 2001, we loaded up the kayak and drove up to Maine to spend a beautiful week hiking and exploring. We chowed down on fresh caught lobsters, we hiked around Acadia, we paddled around the many islands and … Continue Reading →


Junk Angel

Primitive Junk Angel

If you read Monday’s diy on the driftwood tree, you may remember I said I would be back to show you what finally became of the last birthday present I received from my son Keith. Did you guess angel? Mind … Continue Reading →


Wayfair Inspired Driftwood Tree

Wayfair Inspired Driftwood Tree diy

Ever since August, I’ve been on the hunt for driftwood ,and while I’ve gotten a few pieces of genuine, smoothed by the tides, washed up on the shore pieces of wood.  Most of my wood was mostly, aged by the rain, … Continue Reading →


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 →


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