Tool Box Coffee Table

Flea Market Tool Box Coffee Table

In early August I had the chance to go back to the 40 mile Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia.  Last year I got tons of stuff and you’ve been seeing my projects ever since.  The latest was the dorm … Continue Reading →


Thrift Store Lazy Susan

Thrift Store Lazy Susan

  • By Joan
  • September 14, 2017
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You may recognize this wooden piece.  It was the top tier of the table I refinished last week. I told you last week that I had  plans for one of the tiers and this is it…a Lazy Susan.  You know, the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled chicken incubator Coffee Table

It’s a Chicken Incubator…Seriously!

It was a year ago last August that my sister found this cool wooden box at a flea market. She had no idea what it was but it was made of wood, it was old and it was kind of cool. … Continue Reading →


Two Tier Table Transformation

Two Tier Table Transformation

This project came to me by way of my sister.  She picked up this cute little table for $2.50 at a thrift store but didn’t know quite what to do with him and since she has a real job she handed … Continue Reading →


Metal Industrial Cabinet

Cool Enough for a Dorm Room

You may remember my fantastic finds from a flea market last August.  It was over a 100 degrees that day but I got some great bargains, probably because everybody wanted to go home.  Today I’m working on the red metal … Continue Reading →


DIY Driftwood Buoy Lamp

Driftwood Buoy Lamp

I try to spread out my lighting projects but this week I was on a roll. Tuesday I shared with you a salad bowl pendant and today I’m making a lamp out of a piece of driftwood. I can never  seem … Continue Reading →


Recycled Bamboo Bowl Pendant Light

Seeing a Salad Bowl in a Whole New Light

I never know what a trip to the thrift store will bring.  It’s usually not what I’m looking for so I always have to keep an open mind. You know I wasn’t looking for a  Vietnamese bamboo salad bowl.  But … Continue Reading →


Pallet wood Nautical Flags, signal flags wall decor

Nautical Pallet Wood

Hi everyone, I’m late posting this week as I was dropping off my youngest at college.  He’s all set and I’m finally back at my computer.  Today I have another pallet wood project.  It’s easy construction with all straight cuts … Continue Reading →


Improvised Solar Eclipse sun glasses, upcycled slides

The Eclipse and a Spindle Frame

Have you ever wondered what would a scavenger/ upcycler use for solar eclipse sun glasses when said scavenger did not plan ahead and buy the specialty glasses.  Well yesterday I found out.  This scavenger would first try to pile a bunch of sunglasses … Continue Reading →


TV Stand Makeover

New Life for a TV Stand

I have a fun TV stand makeover for you today.  This interesting piece of furniture was found at the local ReStore. Originally marked $40, and marked down to $15. It’s mine now! I had been on the search for a TV … Continue Reading →


Maryland Flag Pallet Wood Side Table

Maryland Flag DIY Table

You never know where you’ll find your inspiration.  This time my inspiration was from a neighbor’s tire cover.  OK, this is not my neighbor’s tire. When I went to photograph their car it wasn’t there, so I had to resort … Continue Reading →


Enchanted Forest Humpty Dumpty

A Trip Down Memory Lane, The Enchanted Forest

If you lived anywhere near Maryland during the 50’s and 60’s you will probably recognize this fairy tale castle. The Enchanted Forest opened in the summer of 1955. Unlike Disneyland in California which opened the month before, The Enchanted Forest  was low-tech … Continue Reading →


DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

Shutter Memo Board, Version 4

When I shared my pallet wood and shutter memo board back in June, I told you that I had one more version coming up.   Hopefully, I let enough time pass and you are anxiously awaiting my last memo holder. … Continue Reading →


Upcycled, Recycled Mortise Lock Knick Knack Shelves

Upcycled Knick Knack Shelves

  • By Joan
  • August 3, 2017
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I have a super easy DIY for you today. A knick knack shelf using vintage shutters and rusty mortise locks. Last month I shared the mortise lock table numbers I made for my son’s wedding. I had a couple mortise locks on … Continue Reading →


Record Cabinet Makeover

Saved from the Dump, Vintage Record Cabinet

I’m finally ready to tackle the vintage record cabinet I rescued from the farmhouse back in February.  He wasn’t my first choice for a makeover but if I didn’t stick him in my car that night he would have been headed … Continue Reading →


Jewelry Box Makeover, Flower Power to Vintage Chic

Flower Power to Vintage Chic

Today I present to you my latest thrift store find! I have a weakness for old wooden boxes, whether it is a tool box, jewelry box, file box, feed box… and if it has tiny drawers…double bonus.   As you might imagine an … Continue Reading →


Curbside Rescue, Chest of Drawers, Dresser chalk paint makeover

Abandoned, Neglected and Ready for a Makeover

Normally when you think of curbside rescue you picture a piece of furniture sitting in front of someones house or at least next to a dumpster. This lonely looking dresser was plopped down in the middle of a parking lot. … Continue Reading →


Card Seed Co. Pumpkin Seed Packet Vintage Style Sign DIY

It’s the Great Pumpkin Vintage Sign

  If you’ve graduated from chalkboard signs and you would like to try  something just a bit more challenging,  I may have just the project for you. How about a vintage seed packet painted on reclaimed wood.    This is not … Continue Reading →


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