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…

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…

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…

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…

Black Steel and Butcher-block Shelves

This was one of my favorite projects. I wanted a strong and bold shelf in my study to display some of my military memorabilia. My shadow box isn’t up there yet but once it is I will update the picture. I knew I wanted a mix of steel piping and wood. I’ve seen examples for…

Key Rack made of Keys

This was one of the first utilitarian projects we came up with. I was getting tired of keys not being in one place. You are getting ready to leave and cannot get out of the door because either you can’t remember where you put your keys or they are not where you left them. We…

Silver Spoon Hat Rack

The last part of the set is a matching hat rack. You may recognize the spoons from another project. I got a box of old silverware from the Williams Grove Flea Market last year in Mechanicsburg, PA. It was nothing of value. They are steel spoons that are silver plated. You could easily make these…

Door Knob Coat Rack

I got tired of all of the coats and hoodies on the back of chairs or never quite making it to the closet so this was good fit for our mud room. My in-laws made one of these for their entry way a while ago and I always thought it was a great idea. When…