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 →


Decorative pillow, Graphic pillow diy, Printing on Fabric diy, Pillow ideas, Personalized vintage pillow, Transfering Letters to Fabric, Pillow diy

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 →


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 →


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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 →


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