Painting a new cheese box to look old, it's all in the layers

Is it Old…or is it Paint?

Is it old or is it paint?  Well, if it’s coming from me then it is probably layers of paint. I picked up this country cheese box a while ago at a local thrift store.  I think what makes it … Continue Reading →


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What can you do with old Bed Slats?

  • By Joan
  • September 16, 2016
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  When I first saw this bundle of wood at the local thrift store, I actually thought it was a set of wooden blinds.  But looking at it a bit closer, there were no strings, the wood was too thick and … Continue Reading →


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Upcycled Apple Picking Bucket

Hello everyone, I have another project from my pile of crazy treasures that I picked up from the  40 mile Shenandoah Valley flea market. Last week I showed you the hand truck that I transformed into a coffee table.  This week … Continue Reading →


DIY Boxwood Wreath and Vintage Window-006

DIY Boxwood Wreath and Vintage Window

Welcome back.  If power tools intimidate you, I have a project just for you; a diy boxwood wreath framed perfectly over top of an old vintage window. No power tools necessary!   Like a lot of my projects, I do have a bit of … Continue Reading →


Hand Truck Coffee Table

Upcycled Hand Cart Coffee Table

Welcome back and Happy Labor Day Weekend. If you remember my trip to the 40 mile yard crawl a couple of week ago I showed you all my treasures and I promised you I would soon have a great makeover for … Continue Reading →


Easy Lamp Makeover

Spray Paint a Lamp for an Instant Makeover

Earlier in the week I showed you the cute little blue table that I made over for my mother-in-law’s birthday. Well, if she was going to get a new table she was going to need a new lamp. OK, there … Continue Reading →


Blue Side Table Chalk Paint Makevoer

Little Blue Side Table

Last month my mother-in-law celebrated her 84th birthday. In the spring she had a health scare that we were sure she would not be able to shake and that there would be no more birthdays. A combination of diabetes, pneumonia, … Continue Reading →


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Easy Pallet Wood and Fabric Tray

Welcome back, if you were hoping to see one of my flea market treasures from Monday transformed, you might be a little disappointed with my next project.  But if you love pallets like I do then you just might want … Continue Reading →


15 Flea Market Tips you must know

Fifteen of my best Flea Market Tips

Two weekends ago I had the chance to return to the Route 11 Yard Crawl, a 40 mile yard sale that extends from Stephen’s City Virginia down to New Market. This is actually the third year that I’ve gone, usually … Continue Reading →


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Corrugated Tin and Pallet Wood Frame

It’s hard to believe that August is half over and since it is the third Friday of the month, that must mean I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. It’s been a while since I’ve shared a  recycled or … Continue Reading →


Walled Pallet Garden Update

Support Your Local Farmer- Pallet Garden Update

Right around this time last year I showed you the pallet walled garden we had built to wall in our vegetable garden and to keep the  deer and groundhogs out. We planted the garden in mid-July, not the best time … Continue Reading →


Easy DIY Drawer Organizer

Easy DIY Drawer Organizer

  • By Joan
  • August 11, 2016
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Do you have a drawer in your house that could use a bit of organizing?  It could be a desk drawer, a junk drawer, a vanity drawer, your sock drawer.  Well it could be time to make a custom drawer … Continue Reading →


Vintage Writing Desk Makeover

Vintage Writing Desk Makeover

Several weeks ago I spotted an old writing desk at my local Goodwill.  It was only $20 but I wasn’t looking for a desk, I didn’t need a desk, I didn’t even know I was in the market for a … Continue Reading →


Trashed chair given a new life-011

Curbside Chair Makeover

Before I went on vacation last month I was working on the makeovers of these furniture pieces my sister had rescued from her neighborhood trash. You may remember, the little drop leaf table turned out super cute with a coat … Continue Reading →


DIY Coffee Sign

Good Things Happen Over Coffee

I may have been on vacation last month but, I still kept my eyes open on my travels because you never know when inspiration will strike. The sign you see above was near the trailhead of a hike we did … Continue Reading →


Lantern made from Cheap Frames

Lantern made from old Frames

Hello friends.  Technically I’m still on vacation, but I am taking a break from all that relaxing for my monthly project over at My Repurposed Life.  This time I’m repurposing some old cheapy frames into a really cool lantern. You can … Continue Reading →


Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing, DIY Vintage style Sign

Considering all the fish themed signs I make, you would think that I, or my family, would be really into fishing.  As a matter of fact, we stink at fishing. We once took a houseboat out on Lake Powell where … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Postcard Display

Super Easy Pallet Wood Postcard Display

Back in April I showed you a little display shelf and mirror that I spied in my sister’s bathroom and was the inspiration for my own DIY display shelf. Well this cute little postcard display was found in my other sister’s … Continue Reading →


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