Mini Junk Angels

Trio of Mini Junk Angels

Normally I’m not thinking Christmas ornaments this time of year, I’m still planning my Thanksgiving supper, but when the Junk Visionaries tell you that the monthly theme for November is Junk Christmas ornaments or decor, well it’s time to bring … Continue Reading →


Mirror and Shutters

Transform a Mirror with Shutters

I was just looking back over my posts from the last several weeks and I counted that of my last 12 posts, 5 of them have been made with vintage shutters. One of them. the shutter valances, was an old project … Continue Reading →


Vintage Shutter Cabinet

When life gives you Shutters – Make a Cabinet!

Sometimes I decide to do a project based on a need… I need a new coffee table, or one of my sons needs a headboard or a new desk or a new lamp. And sometimes I get inspired to do … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood and Shingle Slats shadowbox with railroad foundry molds

Pallet Wood, Shutters and Thingamajigs

  • By Joan
  • October 31, 2016
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Welcome back and Happy Halloween.  I don’t look forward to Halloween as much as I used to…my kids are too old to go trick or treating, so whose candy stash am I going to raid? A girls got to have … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Barrel Hoop and Pallet Wood Mirror

Barrel Hoop Mirror

I love all the treasures I found at the flea market over the summer because they force me to think outside of the box.  When a hand truck can become a coffee table and a grain sack can become a ottoman, … Continue Reading →


DIY Exterior Porch/ Floor Lantern

DIY Outdoor Porch Lanterns

Welcome back.  I have a great project for you today, outdoor porch lanterns. I love the tall lanterns that you find in the the home decor stores but have always found them rather pricey, often $100 or more.  Well, I’m here to … Continue Reading →


Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Welcome back.  When I shared my shutter and slats coffee table with you a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I was now the proud owner of a bunch of mismatched shutters and to be prepared for more shutter projects coming your … Continue Reading →


Rehabbing a termite infested trunk

Help! Termites ate my Trunk

I hope you’re not bored yet with me talking about my flea market finds from August. I did warn you that my  many finds would be the foundation for my fall projects.  I even showed you a picture of this trunk, … Continue Reading →


Recycled Blue Jean Apron

Recycled Blue Jean Apron

Welcome back.  I have something just a little bit different than my normal pallet wood, painty projects. This project is just as important…we’re talking about keeping the paint off your clothes. If you’re anything like me, you start to work on … Continue Reading →


Recycled Feed Bag Ottoman

Upcycled Feedbag Ottoman

All last week I was showing you the orphan projects I had made while I was on the hunt for the perfect stool for a feedbag makeover.  I could have easily made a stool out of wood, but I was … Continue Reading →


Martha Washington Sewing Table, Little Red Side Table

Hipless Martha Washington

I keep finding these little orphans in the thrift stores that are just begging me to take them home and make them pretty. Monday it was a recipe card holder, last week it was a Thomasville Side Table and last month … Continue Reading →


Recipe Box and Cookbook holder

Recipe Box and Book Holder

  • By Joan
  • October 3, 2016
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In August I picked up about a dozen treasures from a nearby flea market  that I wanted to makeover or transform. I’ve managed to complete a couple of the projects, but most of my finds are still on my todo list.  The … Continue Reading →


Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

On Monday I showed you my wicker table. I had to make a pallet wood top for the table because I had stolen the glass for this project.  It all started when a friend of mine messaged me last week and told me … Continue Reading →


Wicker and Pallet Wood Table

Did your Tabletop Glass Break?

Did your tabletop glass break?  Do you need an inexpensive replacement? Did someone steal your glass and now you have to replace it? I actually fall into the last category…and that someone is me. I stole my glass. When I … Continue Reading →


Restoring a Thomasville side table with black chalk paint

Ugly Duckling turns into a Swan

This is my swan.  A beautiful solid wood Thomasville side table. He is super sturdy with dovetailed joints, shapely legs, rounded edges and beautiful scroll details. He wasn’t always so pretty. When I first came upon him, he was somewhat of an … Continue Reading →


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 →


repurpose-bed-slats-into-floral-centerpiece-or-wine-carrier

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 →


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