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 →


Transform a Vintage Door into a sliding Barn Door, diy-012

Sliding Barn Door for a Bathroom

It’s hard to believe that it is already the third Friday of the month, but since it is, that means I’m guest posting over at My Repurposed Life. If you have one of those 80’s, no door on the bathroom … Continue Reading →


Rustic Pallet Wood Heart

Rustic Pallet Wood Valentines Heart

I just put away the Christmas decorations and I’m already thinking about Valentine’s Day. Well, I did have an empty space on the wall where the pallet Christmas tree has stood for the last couple of months. I could have … Continue Reading →


Scavenging Haunted Past and a MIrror

Scavenging the Haunted Past…and a mirror

Not too far from my home used to be the site of one of Maryland’s Most Haunted buildings, the Henryton State Hospital.  The hospital closed it’s doors in 1985, having been opened since the early 1920’s. In it’s prime, it housed … Continue Reading →


Winter, Ivy and Seedpod Wreath

Winter, Ivy and Seed Pod Wreath

Way back in September, I got a call from my middle son, Kevin.  He had been mowing his lawn and had run over an old stump that the previous owners had left behind. The stump did some kind of damage … Continue Reading →


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Headboard made from Salvaged Shutters

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I usually don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  Frankly, I have very little willpower and who can say no to chocolate.  That being said, I love January.  January is the time I work on all … Continue Reading →


Carpenters Toolbox Coffee Table

Carpenter’s Tool Box Coffee Table

Welcome back.  I hope you all are surviving the holidays and are truly able to enjoy spending those precious moments with family and friends. My 2 oldest sons and their wives spent the night Christmas Eve, so we were able … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood birdhouse

Junky Pallet Wood Birdhouse

Can you believe Christmas is this week?  Back in November when the stores first started to play their Christmas carols, it was like, seriously? Aren’t you rushing the season just a bit?  But now I find myself singing along to all the … Continue Reading →


Easy diy Pallet Wood Frame

Easy Pallet Wood Frame diy

  • By Joan
  • December 18, 2015
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Good morning and welcome back.  If it’s the third Friday in the month then it means I must be guest posting over at My Repurposed Life today. I think you’ll really love this project and it brings me back to my … Continue Reading →


diy Photo Blocks

DIY Photo Blocks – Gifts Kids can Make

  • By Joan
  • December 14, 2015
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Welcome back.  For the past couple of weeks I’ve been showing you gifts that kids can make and relatives will actually like to receive. The age of your kids will determine how much assistance they will need with any of the … Continue Reading →


Babys Footprint Christmas Ornament diy

Baby’s Footprint Christmas Ornament – Gifts for Kids to Make

  • By Joan
  • December 10, 2015
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When I shared last weeks build-a-snowman kit I mentioned that it was son #3’s birthday. Yes, he was born kind of close to Christmas and he was so eager to get in on the gift giving that he had to have … Continue Reading →


Bread Dipping Seasonings

Bread Dipping Seasonings- Gifts Kids can Make

This diy gift was made by my youngest son, about 5 years ago to give to all his Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents, but we keep making it over and over because it really is that good. If your child can … Continue Reading →


Build a Snowman Kit

Build A Snowman Kit diy – Gifts Kids can Make

Before I begin, I’d like to take a second to wish my youngest son a very Happy Birthday. I don’t know where the time has gone, but my baby is 17 years old today. That’s him in the picture above. … Continue Reading →


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