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 →


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 →


Flea Market Finds, Recycled Pendant Light

Pendant Light from the Flea Market

  • By Joan
  • November 17, 2016
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Back in May I showed you a really cool industrial beater from an abandoned restaurant. In a matter of seconds, with a light cord from IKEA, I was able to transform it into a super cool, super unique pendant light. … 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 →


Upcycled Watchamacallit Lamp , diy

Upcycled Whatchamacallit Lamp, diy

Add to Flipboard Magazine. If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’ll notice that I have a somewhat abnormal obsession with lamps.  Not just any lamps, but lamps made from junk. It all started rather innocently enough, I was … 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 →


Upcycled Rusty  Giant Spring Lamp

Upcycled Rusty Giant Spring Lamp

Add to Flipboard Magazine.   This project all started a few weeks ago… very innocently I might add… when my husband, Brian, and I were enjoying a nice afternoon hike.  The sun was shining, the birds were singing, we spotted … Continue Reading →


DIY Upcycled/Recycled Rusty Pipe Lamp

DIY Upcycled Pipe Lamp

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Lately I’ve been very into upcycled lighting. Everywhere you look people are creating fantastic lamps and chandeliers from everything….corks, flashlights, mason jars and drift wood , to name but a few.  Check out my pinterest here. … Continue Reading →