Thrift Store Lazy Susan

Thrift Store Lazy Susan

You may recognize this wooden piece.  It was the top tier of the table I refinished last week. I told you last week that I had  plans for one of the tiers and this is it…a Lazy Susan.  You know, the … 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 →


Shutter Utility Cart

Upcycled Shutter Serving Cart

Did you know that this is my 13th shutter project , and since I still have a bunch of shutters in my junk pile, it definitely won’t be my last.  You can find my gallery of shutter projects here. Not all … 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 →


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 →


Trashed chair given a new life-011

Curbside Chair Makeover

Before I went on vacation last month I was working on the makeovers of these furniture pieces my sister had rescued from her neighborhood trash. You may remember, the little drop leaf table turned out super cute with a coat … Continue Reading →


Little Red Drop Leaf Table

Little Red Drop Leaf Table

It was a warm spring evening, the sun was just beginning to set.  Thunder rumbled in the distance. Everything was quiet when suddenly the phone rings breaking the eerie stillness. The person on the other end of the line was … 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 →


Sweater Hurricane Lamp

Sweater Hurricane Lamp and 15 more Recycled Sweater Gift Ideas

I had this great idea to continue my hurricane lamp slip covers with a beautiful cable knit thrift store sweater. You may remember my hurricane lamps covered in shells, driftwood, moss and honeysuckle vines. But after doing a little research I found … 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 →