Upcycled Serving Tray Mirror, DIY

Thrift Store Tray Mirror

I’ve finally finished with my wedding day projects and I’m back to the thrift store with another makeover. Have you ever seen a tray quite like this at the thrift store?  This looks like a tray to hold a wine … 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 →


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 →


Blue Side Table Chalk Paint Makevoer

Little Blue Side Table

Last month my mother-in-law celebrated her 84th birthday. In the spring she had a health scare that we were sure she would not be able to shake and that there would be no more birthdays. A combination of diabetes, pneumonia, … Continue Reading →


Thrift Store Bench Makeover

Recovering a Thrift Store Bench

Welcome back and I hope you all had a great weekend. While doing errands last week I decided to stop into one of my favorite thrift stores. No sooner had I stepped into the furniture section of the store when … Continue Reading →


Salt and Pepper Mill Makeover

Thrift Store Salt and Pepper Mill Makeover

This week I’m sharing with you two thrift store makeovers, that you could also use for your holiday gift giving. This is a salt and pepper grinder I found at a local thrift store.  There is actually nothing wrong with them, but that … Continue Reading →


Driftwood Lamp diy, no wiring required

No Wiring! Easy Driftwood Lamp

 Aged by the sea, adrift on the ocean, each wave rounding off the edges of the pieces of branches that once rose majestically into the sky. Just waiting to be discovered by the aimless wanderer. I would like to think that I have romantic … Continue Reading →