No Wiring Oyster Shell Lamp DIY

Beachcombing at the Dump

Isn’t this lamp gorgeous?  Well I thought so too.  I found this sweet lamp at SueatHome.com.  Sue found it at the Tides Beach Club in Maine. Make sure you click on the link for the rest of her club tour. Anyway, … Continue Reading →


Recycled Bamboo Bowl Pendant Light

Seeing a Salad Bowl in a Whole New Light

I never know what a trip to the thrift store will bring.  It’s usually not what I’m looking for so I always have to keep an open mind. You know I wasn’t looking for a  Vietnamese bamboo salad bowl.  But … Continue Reading →


Upcycled V8 hubcap Table Lamp, Desk Lamp

Upcycling a Rusty V8 Hubcap

Three years ago I picked up a couple of rusty hubcaps at a yard sale. They were part of a bigger haul which included some of what you see below. The hubcaps are sitting on the table, but besides those, here … 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 →


Upcycled Gasoline Can Pendant Light

Upcycled Gasoline Can Pendant Light diy

Welcome back, I write this post as I sit in a hospital waiting room waiting for my sister to get out of a minor surgery.  I feel lucky to be here.  A couple of years ago she went thru a … Continue Reading →


Railroad Tie Lamp diy

Railroad Tie Lamp diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   I don’t know if you can tell, but I’ve been on a diy lamp kick for several months now.  Everywhere I go, I see objects that are just calling out to me…Make me into a … Continue Reading →


Lamp made from old Shutters

Upcycled Shutters Lamp diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. ,   As a self-professed scavenger, I get my ideas and my supplies from just about anywhere.  I’ve been known to root around in a dump or two, flea markets, thrift stores, abandoned homes, junked cars…to … Continue Reading →


DIY Orb Chandelier

DIY Orb Chandelier

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Last month I had an enjoyable day  scavenging the  Route 11 Yard Crawl with one of my sons and 2 sisters.  By all appearances, I ended up with a pile of junk, but it was gold … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood and Bedspring Light

Pallet Wood and Bedsprings Light DIY

Add to Flipboard Magazine. When I first came upon these bedsprings, I immediately remembered all my pinterest searches about what to do with old bedsprings.  Wreaths, candle holders, christmas trees, angel, snowman…so I began to unscrew these springs from the … Continue Reading →


DIY Upcycled Wooden Post Lamp

Recycled Post Lamp

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Recently I’ve been updating my living room.  It was mostly done but in dire need of lamps.  I shopped all of my normal spots for lamps,  Home Goods, Target, JC  Penney …but no one had exactly … Continue Reading →