Chartreuse and Co. Holiday Sale and Scavenging Inspiration

Christmas Bazaar – Trees, Signs and Sleds

In September I had the opportunity to visit Chartreuse and Company’s  Fall Market Days.   The place was loaded with furniture and crafts  with a farmhouse, sometime shabby chic style.  In early November they started their holiday bash and I had … Continue Reading →


Rustic Shutter Arbor

Rustic Shutter Arbor DIY

Back in September of last year I got a message from a neighbor of mine telling me about the local salvage yard giving away  a bunch of their mismatched shutters.  I was sure that by the time I would be … Continue Reading →


Music Junk Angel with Oyster Shells

Oyster Shell and Music Junk Angel

It’s been a couple months since I’ve cleaned out my workshop and it was long overdue.  When I start to do more of my projects in the kitchen because there is no room on the workbench then I know it is … Continue Reading →


intage Carrot Seed Packet Pallet Wood Sign

Carrot Seed Packet Pallet Wood Sign

Hi everyone, I’m back today with another vintage seed packet sign.  This time I’ve chosen Danvers Half Long Carrots.  Not sure why, maybe I liked the colors  and they didn’t look too hard to paint. If you like seed packets … Continue Reading →


Pallet wood Nautical Flags, signal flags wall decor

Nautical Pallet Wood

Hi everyone, I’m late posting this week as I was dropping off my youngest at college.  He’s all set and I’m finally back at my computer.  Today I have another pallet wood project.  It’s easy construction with all straight cuts … Continue Reading →


Maryland Flag Pallet Wood Side Table

Maryland Flag DIY Table

You never know where you’ll find your inspiration.  This time my inspiration was from a neighbor’s tire cover.  OK, this is not my neighbor’s tire. When I went to photograph their car it wasn’t there, so I had to resort … Continue Reading →


Assemblage Art Junk Angel, Junk Doll

Big Headed Junky Angel

I haven’t made one of my junky angels for quite some time and with my accumulated pile of goodies piling up I figured I must have something in my stash that I could use for angel parts. When I start a … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Wedding Centerpiece

Wedding Pallet Wood Centerpieces

I showed you the stick arbor earlier in the week from my son’s wedding this past weekend.  My next assignment…centerpieces. This was the centerpiece, (also made out of pallet wood) that I made for my last son’s wedding. The tables … Continue Reading →


Vintage Window Wall Cabinet

Vintage Window Wall Cabinet

I’ve been busy in the workshop this past week, this time transforming a pair of vintage windows into a unique wall cabinet. My projects are usually based on what junk I’ve picked up in my travels or if I get a … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Eyeglass mold Wall Art

Spring Break Upcycling and Recycling Inspiration

You may or may not have noticed that I didn’t post anything last week.  Hubby and I took off on a spring break with stops in Virginia, Ohio and Illinois. I did have my camera handy and whenever I saw anything … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Mirror Makeover

Mirror Makeover with Pallets

  • By Joan
  • January 20, 2017
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Todays project takes my old favorite, pallet wood, paired with an inexpensive cast off mirror,(I think it used to be a bathroom mirror), and some rusty strips of metal. They are all combined to give a fairly easy mirror  makeover. … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Pointer

My Pallet Wood has Gone to the Dogs

Last week I showed you an enormous Crab House sign my sister asked me to re-create. I say it was enormous because it wouldn’t fit in my car without sticking out a foot or two.  Well, about the same time, … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood Family Photo Box

Stacking 18 People in Boxes for a Family Photo

A few weeks before Christmas I was perusing Pinterest for menu ideas for my Christmas dinner.  Things were not going well.  I kept getting distracted with decorating ideas, new projects…you name it, I was distracted by it and my menu … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Metal File Cabinet, bar cart, kitchen cart

Metal File Box becomes a Bar Cart

It’s back to the flea market again today.  This time with a fun upcycle of the metal green file box. Can you see a bar cart? The metal green file box I found at the flea market wasn’t much too … Continue Reading →


Reclaimed Wood, Pallet Wood, Christmas O

Two Reclaimed Wood Christmas Stars

It is so hard for me to believe that Christmas is just a few weeks away. And because I know you are super busy, I have a couple of easy stars to get you into the spirit of the holiday. … Continue Reading →


Pallet Wood and Shingle Slats shadowbox with railroad foundry molds

Pallet Wood, Shutters and Thingamajigs

  • By Joan
  • October 31, 2016
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Welcome back and Happy Halloween.  I don’t look forward to Halloween as much as I used to…my kids are too old to go trick or treating, so whose candy stash am I going to raid? A girls got to have … Continue Reading →


Upcycled Barrel Hoop and Pallet Wood Mirror

Barrel Hoop Mirror

I love all the treasures I found at the flea market over the summer because they force me to think outside of the box.  When a hand truck can become a coffee table and a grain sack can become a ottoman, … Continue Reading →


Rehabbing a termite infested trunk

Help! Termites ate my Trunk

I hope you’re not bored yet with me talking about my flea market finds from August. I did warn you that my  many finds would be the foundation for my fall projects.  I even showed you a picture of this trunk, … Continue Reading →


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