Vintage Drawer Bookcase

I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier. A while ago I turned a dresser in a wardrobe and I ended up with these drawers left over. So since then I have been tripping over them in my basement. So I stacked them against a wall so I didn’t break my neck….

Shelves from Drawers

I hate to throw anything away that might become something really cool, or even just somewhat interesting. After making our bathroom vanity from a treadle sewing machine I had a bunch of “spare” parts and “extra” screws. Right away I knew the drawers were going to need to be displayed as something so I put…

Garden Wine Rack

Last week we had a forecast for a bit of snow here in Manchester, Pennsylvania. So that meant that I finally had to clean out my garage. I had been using the garage for my warm weather projects and hadn’t gotten around to cleaning it out before winter. I needed to get the cars in…

Vintage Ironing Board Drying Rack

On our last visit to my in-laws they gave us an older wooden ironing board. We had no idea what we were going to do with it but we figured it would sit in the basement (with all my other pending projects) until something came to us. The easy decision was that it was going…

Picture Frame Shelving

I have two questions for you. Have you ever had an old picture frame that has some damage to it, but you can’t seem to throw it away? Have you ever need more shelving but didn’t have an interesting idea? Well here is a solution for you. Simply use the frame as a face for…

Door Turned Bookcase

I started to get a little tired of selling my pieces out of my house and was looking for another option. I don’t really want to deal with Etsy or Ebay. I would just rather my clients’ see the piece before they buy it. That and shipping is a pain and expensive. I started using…

Vintage Sewing Machine Table Lamps

When I upcycle a large piece I generally end up with extra parts. I don’t particularly care to throw away perfectly good material.  After finishing the pedestal sink I had the Standard sewing machine left. This thing was in bad shape but I saw some beauty in it. It is cast iron, has a lot of…

Soda Crate Bathroom Shelf

When we had the house built we decided on a pedestal sink in the powder room. Carrie told me the problem with that is there is no storage for toilet paper and hand towels. I didn’t see a problem. The hand towels are in the linen closet and the toilet paper is in one of…

Succulent Planters

I have never kept succulents before. I was at Lowes the other day and they had packs of immature 6 succulents for about $5. I figure I would give it a shot. I picked up 4 packs and started reading up on them. Every species I looked says about the same thing. Use soil for…

Chalkboard Bottles

So I got bored one Sunday. I got a few hours in on my console playing Fallout 4 and figured I leveled up enough for the day. At that point all of the feral ghouls were starting to look the same. I’ve had enough time sitting around. I needed something to occupy my time so off…

Dutch Door Window Menu Board

This should have been my first post because it was the first project I made with our new home in mind. Like many, we were wasting money of food. Have you ever bought more produce than you needed? We did, way too often. It got so bad we the crisper was renamed the rotter. We…

Scrapwood Shelves

  If you have little knick-knacks around the house this is something simple to do. If you’re like me, you have more wood scraps from larger projects than you probably should. You can put them to use with these 2” deep shelves. They are shallow enough to be out of the way but can also…

Champagne and Humming Birds Table Lamp

This one was fun and a happy accident. I just so happen to find both items in the same place at the same time. It is rare for me to find a shade that goes perfectly with the base in one shot. I found this really neat champagne bottle. Sorry, sparkling wine. It is Spanish….

Man-Cave Lamps

These lamps never get old. If you have hard liquor you prefer it’s akin to being loyal to a car brand or a football team. There is somewhat of a pride issue. If you have a man cave it is represented somewhere. It could be a clock, a vintage advertisement or a neon sign. I…

Pallet Wood Cupboard

Since we went with a sleek contemporary look for our master bath we decided to put the warm details in the accent pieces. As a result this was my first project with pallet wood. It is just a small cupboard for hand towels, wash cloths and knickknacks. The pallet wood I had to work with…

Table Leaves and Black Steel Shelves

  There was this one space in my living room that was really irritating me. It is that space where the thermostat is placed. We tried hanging pictures in the area and the thermostat threw everything off-balance. I put a small shelf up for our mantel clock and my eye was still being drawn to…

Chandelier Upcycled into a Dessert Service Centerpiece

When we moved into our house the first thing we did was replace all of the builder brass light fixtures. It’s just not our style. Apparently it is not the style of many. Yard sale after yard sale nobody was interested. I want to say we put $10 on the chandelier at the last one….

Window Photo Display

At one point we had a wall filled with family photos. After a while I started to get a little tired of looking at it. It was just too busy for me and the collection of cheap mismatched frames just started to be annoying to look at. So we moved the majority to photo albums…