Vintage Style Oyster Sign

Vintage Style Oyster Sign diy

Have you ever been given a sign by the universe that you should follow a certain course of action?  Well my sign from the universe was really a sign.  An oyster sign. I spotted my first and second sign in … Continue Reading →


Vintage Door Coffee Table trunk hardware corners

Vintage Door Coffee Table

  • By Joan
  • October 16, 2015
  • Comments Off on Vintage Door Coffee Table

Hello friends, as promised, I’m back with another fairly easy diy. Since I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life this morning you’ll just have to click on the link to get the full tutorial. This project started out as … Continue Reading →


Nautical Signal Flags and Repurposed Windows

Vintage Windows and Signal Flags Wall Decor

International Code Flags or Signaling Flags are used for communicating short messages between ships out at sea.  Each flag can either be a letter or have a short meaning. While A is known as Alpha, it also means, I have … Continue Reading →


Halloween Skull Wreath

Dollar Store Halloween Skull Wreath

I don’t normally do too much decorating for Halloween.  A pumpkin here, a mum there, maybe a centerpiece, but I do like to have a nice inviting wreath on the door for all those sweet little trick or treaters that … Continue Reading →


Hinge Junk Angel

Rusty Hinge Junk Angel

It’s kind of hard for me to believe that it has been two months since I’ve brought you a junk angel. This little angel has been just sitting patiently in my workshop waiting for me to decide on what kind of … Continue Reading →


Vintage Molding and Pallet Wood Frame

Vintage Molding and Pallet Wood Frame

Before I get started on my frame, I wanted to give you an update on the Railroad spike wine rack that I shared with you a couple of weeks ago.  When we last saw the wine rack it was laying on … Continue Reading →


Chalk Paint Side Table Makeover

Chalk Paint Side Table Makeover

Here is one more project from the loot I scavenged from the theatre company otherwise known as my Scavenging Jackpot. There were several pieces of furniture, all in bad shape, and all in desperate need of makeovers. This is actually the … Continue Reading →


Rusty Pipe Lamp diy

Upcycling a Rusty Septic Pipe

I know you’re curious and that’s why you’re here.  What can you do with a rusty, dirty, previously used, septic pipe. You gotta admit that that is one fine looking poo pipe, a nice round circular shape, nice rusty patina, … Continue Reading →


Pier 1 Inspired Pallet Wood Mirror

Pier 1 Copycat Mirror diy

Last week I showed you highlights of my trip to Black Dog Salvage, the Salvage Company that is the basis for the TV show, Salvage Dawgs. At the salvage yard I picked up tons of ideas, but only one item … Continue Reading →


Railroad Spike Wine Rack

Railroad Spike Wine Rack diy

Back in March I shared with you my coat rack made from old railroad spikes. At the time, I wanted to make another project from the railroad spikes and I settled on a wine rack. I knew #2 son, Kevin, … Continue Reading →


Broken Chair Planter

New life for a Broken Chair

Good Morning and Happy Friday. Today I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life.  The picture above is the only hint I’m going to give you  about the project I shared…it’s a broken chair that my sister found in her neighbors … Continue Reading →


Visiting Black Dog Salvage

Visiting Black Dog Salvage

If you recognize the picture above then you are probably a follower of the DIY Network series, Salvage Dawgs. Salvage Dawgs follows the Black Dog Salvage Company in Roanoke, Virginia as they travel to historical buildings that are about to be … Continue Reading →


Honeysuckle Vine Tree

Honeysuckle / Tomato Cage Tree

The honeysuckle hurricane lamp  that I showed you last week hardly used up any of my weedy honeysuckle vines.  I needed to think bigger.  I needed to think tree size. That’s it, a tree! You’ve seen Christmas trees covered in … Continue Reading →


Curbside Find - Dining Room Chairs Makeover

Curbside Chairs get a Makeover

Driving home from my local Home Depot one day, I spied this set of 5 beautiful dining chairs just sitting on the side of the road with a big sign…take me home, free! I didn’t happen to need dining chairs … Continue Reading →


Honeysuckle Hurricane Lamp

Save a Tree – Make a Honeysuckle Hurricane Lamp

When my kids were growing up they all had the pleasure of being taught kindergarten by the same wonderful teacher, Ms. Guertler.  Ms. Guertler was a nature loving, recycle loving, earth loving, turn off the lights when you leave the … Continue Reading →


diy Spindle Stool/Bench

Making a Bench from leftover Spindles

Several weeks ago, my youngest brother showed up on my front doorstep with 2 doors, lots of indoor shutters, a little bit of beadboard and over 40 spindles (sometimes called balusters).  He had been cleaning out his garage and thought I … Continue Reading →


Design your own Vintage Style Sign

Design Your own Vintage Style Sign

I love vintage signs and apparently everyone else does too.  The cost of a genuine old sign is somewhere in the hundreds of dollar range. Did you know that you can make your own sign practically for free. Yup, free! … Continue Reading →


Woodworking Planer Upcycling Ideas

Repurposing a Vintage Wood Planer

At the same flea market that I bought the typewriter desk earlier in the week, I bought this cute woodworkers planer. I had been eyeing them all day, sometimes they were too big, sometimes too small, some were missing the lower knob, … Continue Reading →


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