DIY Orb Chandelier

DIY Orb Chandelier

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Last month I had an enjoyable day  scavenging the  Route 11 Yard Crawl with one of my sons and 2 sisters.  By all appearances, I ended up with a pile of junk, but it was gold … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Wine Rack

Pallet Wood Wine Rack DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine. My son Kevin, and his then fiancee, Mollie, showed up on my doorstep one day wanting to do a project.  They had been living in a apartment for over a year, and were anxious to make … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Sign Post DIY

Sign Post made of Pallet Wood

Add to Flipboard Magazine. I love signposts.  With just a name they can bring you hundreds, if not thousands of miles away.  While they should be at a crossroads, to let you know whether to go to Emerald City or … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood and Bedspring Light

Pallet Wood and Bedsprings Light DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine. When I first came upon these bedsprings, I immediately remembered all my pinterest searches about what to do with old bedsprings.  Wreaths, candle holders, christmas trees, angel, snowman…so I began to unscrew these springs from the … Continue Reading →


Lowes Chandelier

Pottery Barn vs Lowes Chandelier

Add to Flipboard Magazine. One of my favorite shows on HGTV was the High Low Project with Sabrina Soto.  Though I haven’t seen it in a while, this is my contribution. Back in April, when I was searching for a … Continue Reading →


Bowling Ball Bench

Scavenging Ideas around Takoma Park Maryland

  • By Joan
  • September 1, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine.   For my birthday over the weekend, my 3 fantastic sons treated me to a walking tour of Takoma Park, their farmer’s market, lunch, and a fantastic upcycling store that was right up my alley. And … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Rusty  Giant Spring Lamp

Upcycled Rusty Giant Spring Lamp

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   This project all started a few weeks ago… very innocently I might add… when my husband, Brian, and I were enjoying a nice afternoon hike.  The sun was shining, the birds were singing, we spotted … Continue Reading →


Mom's  Old Letters Pillow DIY

Moms Old Letters Pillow DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine. My mom and dad were originally from St Louis Missouri.  Right after they got married they moved to El Paso, Texas where  they lived in a tiny little trailer while my Dad was stationed in the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Maple Syrup Can Lantern

Upcycled Maple Syrup Can Lanterns

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Earlier in the month I had the pleasure of scavenging the Route 11 Yard Crawl.  One of my last finds of the day was a set of 4 extremely rusty tin cans. Being that it was … Continue Reading →


Pallet centerpiece-first try

Wedding Pallet Centerpiece

Add to Flipboard Magazine. This project started two years ago when my son and his fiance  first asked me to do the centerpieces for their wedding.  They had already chosen their venue, Khmaira farms, located outside of Luray, Virginia in the beautiful … Continue Reading →


Bottles at the Yard Crawl

Route 11 Yard Crawl

  • By Joan
  • August 12, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. Over the weekend I had the pleasure of scavenging the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia with my 2 sisters and my youngest son.  While the yard crawl is over 40 miles of flea market madness, … Continue Reading →


Updated Medicine Cabinet DIY

Updated Medicine Cabinet DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine. One of my spring projects this year was to debrassify my house (pretty sure that isn’t even a word).  Considering my house was built over 20 years ago, it had more than it’s share of brass … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Centerpiece DIY

Pallet Wood Centerpiece DIY

  • By Joan
  • August 5, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. For a long time I have loved barn wood. Unlike brand new wood from the lumberyard, it has age, it has character, it has splinters, it’s a little weathered. The problem with barn wood is, I … Continue Reading →


DIY Upcycled/Recycled Rusty Pipe Lamp

DIY Upcycled Pipe Lamp

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Lately I’ve been very into upcycled lighting. Everywhere you look people are creating fantastic lamps and chandeliers from everything….corks, flashlights, mason jars and drift wood , to name but a few.  Check out my pinterest here. … Continue Reading →


DIY  Pallet Signal Flags Wall Decor

DIY Pallet Signal Flags/ Beach Decor

  • By Joan
  • July 31, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine.   For all of you pallet lovers, this is a really easy pallet project. The first thing need to do is obtain your wood.  For this project you could use any wood scraps you have laying … Continue Reading →


Cowbell Wall Decor

Cowbell Wall Decor

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   A while back I was reading my latest copy of Pottery Barn, (at least I think it was Pottery Barn) and I came across a set of cowbells each perched in their own little frames.  It … Continue Reading →


Painted Side Table Redo

Painted Side Table Redo

Add to Flipboard Magazine. This is just a quick post to share one of my recent projects, a small side table in an upstairs hallway.   The original color was actually a beautiful teal.  I had nothing against the color … Continue Reading →


DIY Pallet Coffee Table

Pallet Coffee Table DIY

  • By Joan
  • July 27, 2014
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Add to Flipboard Magazine. One of the reasons I started a blog was because of my Pallet Coffee Table.  Once I started to work with pallets and saw the endless possibilities  of building with pallet wood, a pallet coffee table … Continue Reading →


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