LIVE BAITS Sign -Fixer Upper Style

LIVE BAITS Sign – Fixer Upper Style

I love watching HGTV and all the other DIY shows out there. As a self-professed scavenger I find they are a great source for ideas for DIY projects for my own house. I’m actually surprised I get anything done ever, especially … Continue Reading →


Country Stool Makeover with French letter transfer

Country Stool Makeover

Back in January when I was cleaning out my storage room, I came upon this little stool buried in a back corner under several boxes. It was originally from my mother-in-law’s house. Painted my mother-in-law’s favorite color, blue, and adorned … Continue Reading →


Antique Printing Blocks frame

Vintage Printer Blocks Frame

Several months ago I was scanning Ebay, just looking to see what was out there in auction land, and I came upon a Lot of Antique Printing Blocks.  I wasn’t looking for printing blocks, but there were over 75 of them … Continue Reading →


Tin Plate from a Plastic Charger

Beautiful Antique Tin Plate?

Beautiful Antique tin plate? No, it’s plastic doing it’s best to give that age old vintage inspired charm. Don’t be disappointed though, because I have a super easy tutorial for you to make your own plastic antique tin plate, a … Continue Reading →


This End Up Loft bed gets a makeover

This End Up Loft Bed gets a Makeover

Back in the 80’s This End Up furniture was everywhere. They had stores in 250 malls and every kid had a bunk bed…mine included. The furniture was incredibly durable and could take years of abuse. While the company went bankrupt in … Continue Reading →


Finding Vintage Patent Artwork, diy pallet project

Vintage Patent Art Work for FREE

Last week I shared with you the calendar I bought that was filled with Patent Posters, most from the 1800’s.  With a few pieces of pallet wood and some modpodge the calendar patent posters were transformed into  inexpensive artwork. I … Continue Reading →


Landscape Timber Railroad Tie Lamp-001

Upcycled Railroad Tie

  • By Joan
  • February 19, 2016
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Good morning once again.  As promised, I have a great new project for you but you’ll have to visit me over at My Repurposed Life today where I am guest posting.  Can you guess what I made from this great … Continue Reading →


Vintage Patent Blueprints Calendar Pallet Wall Art

Pallets and Calendars diy Wall Art

December is always the month when I shop for a new calendar for the new year and last December was no different. So while I’m looking at all the cute puppies, sunsets, grumpy cat, beautiful gardens,  and hunk calendars, the … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

Sometimes, when I least expect it, a project will just appear to me out of a dumpster.  I wasn’t looking…well, I must have looked at some point…but I definitely wasn’t looking on purpose.  I was on my way to one … Continue Reading →


Teakettle Birdhouse with Reclaimed wood

Future home for my Fine Feathered Friends

Last Christmas my brother-in-law gave me this great teapot planted with a beautiful green plant.  Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for me to kill the beautiful green plant. The leaves started dropping like it was fall and soon it was an … Continue Reading →


Vintage tripod floor lamp diy, surveyors tripod

Wood Surveyor’s Tripod Floor Lamp

Last summer, at the Route 11 Yard Crawl in Virginia, I bought this great surveyors tripod. It was actually the same yard sale that I bought the typing desk and the wood planer, and the same yard sale that my sister bought the carpenter’s … Continue Reading →


Sticks & Pallet Wood Heart

Pallet Wood and Sticks Valentine’s Heart

Good morning. I have something just a bit different for you today, a blog hop. Yup, I was invited to join the Junk Revision Challenge.  Each month the group is given a theme and it is up to us to … Continue Reading →


Bamboo & Pallet Wood Valance

Bamboo or Pallet Wood Valance – Easy diy

January was spent getting my youngest son’s bedroom painted and organized. What used to be a jungle themed bedroom has grown up substantially…a little of out with the old and in with the new. The desk redo with the mismatched … Continue Reading →


Storage Room Storage Shelving

Easy Basement Shelving Organization

It’s January, it’s cold outside, there is 2 feet of snow, I’ve been stuck inside and my house is screaming ORGANIZE ME!  Actually most of my house is mostly organized, but my storage room is a nightmare. I’m kind of embarrassed … Continue Reading →


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Storage Solutions to Organize your House

Welcome back. Today I have a great guest post from Kathleen Crane.  Kathleen runs a small cleaning agency , so who better to give advice on cleaning and organizing?  I think she has some great ideas and simple solutions for the … Continue Reading →


Teenage Boys Bedroom, over the desk shelves, IKEA hack, pallet wood backing for shelves

IKEA Bookshelves go Horizontal

When I shared with you the desktop (above) last week, I mentioned that a blizzard was on its way. Well I’m back, and pleased to announce that I survived the blizzard of 2016. Forecasts called for 18-24 inches of the white … Continue Reading →


Creating a desk from Metal File Cabinets

Desk made from old Metal File Cabinets

Welcome back. If you live in the northeast, I hope you’re prepared.  Yup, we’re expecting a blizzard. We have actually had an extremely warm winter so far, so I guess we’re due. The stores were filled today with people buying … Continue Reading →


Mismatched Metal File Cabinets

Mismatched Metal File Cabinets get a Makeover

A couple of months before Christmas, my youngest son tells me that he really needs a bigger desk.  The old, “This end up” desk he’s been using since he was about 5, is no longer cutting it.  If you have … Continue Reading →


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