DIY for your Home and Garden

By Joan's ScavengerChic | Found ideas and objects transformed for your home

Easy Faux Railroad Tie Mantel

• By Joan<br>• March 23, 2017<br>• 1 Comment<p>Welcome back. After showing you my painted fireplace earlier in the week I promised I would return to show you the DIY …

Woodworking

Painting my Ugly Brick Fireplace

• By Joan<br>• March 20, 2017<br>• No Comments<p>Do you have one of those places in your house that is badly in need of a makeover but you’ve been putting it off and …

Fireplaces

Caned Seat Missing? Make a Padded Seat Cover

• By Joan<br>• March 9, 2017<br>• No Comments<p>Remember my pile of musty, moldy junk I scavenged from a farmhouse a couple of weeks ago. I’ve already made projects …

Furniture

Scavenged Treasures by the Stream

• By Joan<br>• March 6, 2017<br>• No Comments<p>Behind my house, down past the pallet garden, the pallet wood signpost and an old apple tree…down past the storm …

Gardening

Oyster Shell Tree for Beachcombers

• By Joan<br>• December 19, 2016<br>• 3 Comments<p>Over the Thanksgiving holiday my family all got together and rented a house on the Chesapeake Bay. Considering it …

Stretching

Personalized Hometown Map Coasters

• By Joan<br>• December 15, 2016<br>• Comments Off on Personalized Hometown Map Coasters<p>I know that on Tuesday I shared with you 75 homemade gifts for everyone on …

Dishwashing

Something for Everyone, 75 Homemade Gift Ideas

• By Joan<br>• December 13, 2016<br>• 3 Comments<p>I was going to post another diy gift idea that my youngest made last year but if you still haven’t finished up your …

Crafting

Apple Salsa – Gifts Kids can Make

• By Joan<br>• December 8, 2016<br>• 2 Comments<p>Starting when my boys were only a couple of years old, every year I’ve had them make presents for all their Aunts, …

Salsa

Transform a Mirror with Shutters

• By Joan<br>• November 7, 2016<br>• 7 Comments<p>I was just looking back over my posts from the last several weeks and I counted that of my last 12 posts, 5 of them …

Woodworking

When life gives you Shutters – Make a Cabinet!

• By Joan<br>• November 3, 2016<br>• 10 Comments<p>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 …

Woodworking

DIY Outdoor Porch Lanterns

• By Joan<br>• October 24, 2016<br>• 11 Comments<p>Welcome back. I have a great project for you today, outdoor porch lanterns. I love the tall lanterns that you find …

DIY

Hipless Martha Washington

• By Joan<br>• October 6, 2016<br>• 8 Comments<p>I keep finding these little orphans in the thrift stores that are just begging me to take them home and make them …

Recipe Box and Book Holder

• By Joan<br>• October 3, 2016<br>• Comments Off on Recipe Box and Book Holder<p>In August I picked up about a dozen treasures from a nearby flea market that I wanted …

Ugly Duckling turns into a Swan

• By Joan<br>• September 22, 2016<br>• 8 Comments<p>This is my swan. A beautiful solid wood Thomasville side table. He is super sturdy with dovetailed joints, shapely …

Design

Is it Old…or is it Paint?

• By Joan<br>• September 19, 2016<br>• 4 Comments<p>Is it old or is it paint? Well, if it’s coming from me then it is probably layers of paint.<p>I picked up this …

Cheese

DIY Boxwood Wreath and Vintage Window

• By Joan<br>• September 8, 2016<br>• 4 Comments<p>Welcome back. If power tools intimidate you, I have a project just for you; a diy boxwood wreath framed perfectly …

copyright

Easy DIY Drawer Organizer

• By Joan<br>• August 11, 2016<br>• Comments Off on Easy DIY Drawer Organizer<p>Do you have a drawer in your house that could use a bit of organizing? It could be a …

How to Make a DIY Tobacco Basket

<i></i><i><br>Learn how to make a reproduction tobacco basket that will fit in with your</i> <i>farmhouse or country style decor.</i><br>Read more »

Crafting

Gone Fishing, DIY Vintage style Sign

• By Joan<br>• June 30, 2016<br>• 4 Comments<p>Considering all the fish themed signs I make, you would think that I, or my family, would be really into fishing. As a …

Upholstering a Dining Room Chair

• By Joan<br>• June 16, 2016<br>• 3 Comments<p>On Monday I told you the story of my sweet sister who braved the elements and rescued a bunch of furniture from her …

Furniture

Convertible Play Table for the Kids

• By Joan<br>• May 19, 2016<br>• 6 Comments<p>Earlier in the week I showed you the coffee table I made from an antique clothes wringer rack.<p>After playing with it a …

Inspiration in the Bathroom

• By Joan<br>• April 28, 2016<br>• 15 Comments<p>Inspiration can strike anyone, anywhere. It’s easy to be inspired on Pinterest with the thousands, if not millions of …

Rotating Postcard Display Gallery Wall

• By Joan<br>• March 31, 2016<br>• 7 Comments<p>Good morning and welcome back. I’m a little late with my post today since I spent all day yesterday walking around …

Illuminated Pallet Wood Side Table

• By Joan<br>• March 28, 2016<br>• 10 Comments<p>I remember at Christmas time when my brother-in-law, Bill, gave me a fresh supply of pallet wood he asked me if I …

Upcycled Wire Spool Ottoman

• By Joan<br>• February 15, 2016<br>• 10 Comments<p>Sometimes, when I least expect it, a project will just appear to me out of a dumpster. I wasn’t looking…well, I …

Easy Basement Shelving Organization

• By Joan<br>• January 29, 2016<br>• 12 Comments<p>It’s January, it’s cold outside, there is 2 feet of snow, I’ve been stuck inside and my house is screaming ORGANIZE …

Dumpster Texture Art - Bower Power

There are multiple ways of reading that title. It’s not dumpster-texture art. I don’t know if dumpster-texture is a thing. Unless your name is Laney …

DIY Photo Blocks – Gifts Kids can Make

• By Joan<br>• December 14, 2015<br>• Comments Off on DIY Photo Blocks – Gifts Kids can Make<p>Welcome back. For the past couple of weeks I’ve been showing you gifts …

Crafting

Furniture for the New Nursery - Shanty 2 Chic

Hey there! Join us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with our most recent projects and sneak peeks!<p>Check out our new how-to videos on YouTube! …