DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

Shutter Memo Board, Version 4

When I shared my pallet wood and shutter memo board back in June, I told you that I had one more version coming up.   Hopefully, I let enough time pass and you are anxiously awaiting my last memo holder. … Continue Reading →


Upcycled, Recycled Mortise Lock Knick Knack Shelves

Upcycled Knick Knack Shelves

  • By Joan
  • August 3, 2017
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I have a super easy DIY for you today. A knick knack shelf using vintage shutters and rusty mortise locks. Last month I shared the mortise lock table numbers I made for my son’s wedding. I had a couple mortise locks on … Continue Reading →


Shutter and Pallet Wood Memo Board diy

An Easy Project with Pallet Wood and Shutters

Back in March I shared with you 2 memo boards I had made from the two halves of an old shutter.  I actually made four memo boards at the time.  I sort of got carried away and once I got … Continue Reading →


DIY Shutters and Junk Birdhouse

Fun and Junky Shutter Birdhouse

At the end of  my rusty rake memo board and  shutter post,  I asked my very creative readers if they had any ideas for upcycling old shutters.  Since this is my 16th shutter project, the ideas are starting to flow a … Continue Reading →


Floating Frame diy, Recycled Vintage Shutter

Upcycled Shutter, Floating Frame

A couple of months ago, I’m sitting in Carrabba’s, contemplating what I’m going to order… I was going to do it this time…order something other than my usual, my old standby, mouth watering delicious, Chicken Bryan.  It’s  described on their website … Continue Reading →


Vintage Shutter Cabinet

When life gives you Shutters – Make a Cabinet!

Sometimes I decide to do a project based on a need… I need a new coffee table, or one of my sons needs a headboard or a new desk or a new lamp. And sometimes I get inspired to do … 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 →


Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Welcome back.  When I shared my shutter and slats coffee table with you a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I was now the proud owner of a bunch of mismatched shutters and to be prepared for more shutter projects coming your … Continue Reading →


Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

Shutter and Slats Coffee Table

On Monday I showed you my wicker table. I had to make a pallet wood top for the table because I had stolen the glass for this project.  It all started when a friend of mine messaged me last week and told me … Continue Reading →


Recycled Shutters and Candles Wall Sconce-

Vintage Shutters Wall Sconce

Months ago, my younger brother showed up on my doorstep with a fantastic pile of architectural salvage stuff.   A pile of shutters, a couple of doors, tons of  spindles…he was cleaning out his garage and he thought I might be able … Continue Reading →


Headboard created from old shutters, upcycle, recycle-001

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 →


Upcycled and Recycled Mortise and Shutter Shelves

Upcycled Mortise locks and Shutter Shelves diy

A couple of weeks ago my brother asked if I could babysit my niece, Bea, while he and his wife went hiking.  Of course I would, I don’t get to see enough of her.  He also said that he had been cleaning … Continue Reading →