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 →


Upcycled Watchamacallit Lamp , diy

Upcycled Whatchamacallit Lamp, diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’ll notice that I have a somewhat abnormal obsession with lamps.  Not just any lamps, but lamps made from junk. It all started rather innocently enough, I was … Continue Reading →


Removing a Popcorn ceiling diy

Removing a Popcorn Ceiling

Add to Flipboard Magazine.     This very ordinary guest bedroom seems to have everything the average guest is looking for…a tv remote, an alarm clock, a bed with pillows, a fan..but it has one thing no guest would want….popcorn … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Vise/ book holder

Upcycled Vise and Door Latch

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Over the weekend my sister invited the family over just for the heck of it. There was no holiday, no birthday, no crisis….it was how she put it,  “family time, it’s about time.”  A cold windy afternoon … Continue Reading →


Rustic Bench/Coffee Table made of Pallet wood diy

Pallet Wood Rustic Bench /Coffee Table DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine.  This is my 11th pallet wood project I’m going to share with you.  To me, it’s just rough, aged wood.  Similar to barn wood, but way more obtainable and the price is right. Free.  I have … Continue Reading →


Gps Pillow diy

GPS Coordinates Pillow diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Lately  I’ve been seeing a lot of  GPS coordinates pillows…in gift shops, in home furnishing stores, on etsy…The idea didn’t seem hard to replicate and when my daughter-in-law expressed an interest, a gift idea and a … Continue Reading →


Tin and Wainscoting Frame diy

Roofing Tin and Beadboard Frame diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. A couple of years ago, we redecorated our bedroom.  In doing so, we took down the wainscoting that encircled the room.  There was nothing wrong with it,  but after 15 years I was just a little … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Open Sign

Pallet Wood Open Sign with Lights diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. A while ago, I came across  a picture of an Open sign, with lights, with a red background, on wood.  Being the Scavenger that I am, my first thought was, I can make that, how hard … Continue Reading →


Lamp made from old Shutters

Upcycled Shutters Lamp diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. ,   As a self-professed scavenger, I get my ideas and my supplies from just about anywhere.  I’ve been known to root around in a dump or two, flea markets, thrift stores, abandoned homes, junked cars…to … Continue Reading →


How to wire a homemade Lamp

How to Wire a Lamp (with pictures)

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   Before I get into how to wire a lamp, you can find the above 4 lamps here…   Post lamp   Giant Spring Lamp    Shutter Lamp    Pipe Lamp All homemade, all recycled/upcycled. Have … Continue Reading →


Halloween Spell Book and Apothecary Jar diy

Halloween Apothecary Jar and Spell Book

Add to Flipboard Magazine. The other night, while cruising around the World of Pinterest, I happened upon these fantastic Apothecary Jars  from MagiaMia.   I thought they were so cool.  I even eyed the vitamin container in my own  bathroom trashcan. … Continue Reading →


Spider Halloween Wreath diy

Spider Halloween Wreath diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. An easy project for Halloween and for my husband who always gets the shivers every time we mention spiders. You will need the following… grapevine wreath white spray paint ugly spider fake spiderweb sticks hot glue gun Gather … Continue Reading →


Dartboard Cabinet diy

Dartboard Cabinet DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Ok, this is the third time, and more than likely not my last, that I’ve mentioned the Route 11 Yard Crawl  that I went to with my 2 sisters and my youngest son, Nathan.  I’ve already … Continue Reading →


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