DIY for your Home and Garden

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

DIY French Chair Makeover

• By Joan<br>• October 27, 2017<br>• 6 Comments<p>I was visiting my sister last week. She’s laid up with a broken foot, she had had surgery the day before and was in …

Crafting

Fall Market Days and Blue Pumpkins

• By Joan<br>• September 21, 2017<br>• 2 Comments<p>Last weekend, my sister and I had the opportunity to shop the Chartreuse and Co. Fall Market Days located in …

Driftwood Buoy Lamp

• By Joan<br>• September 1, 2017<br>• No Comments<p>I try to spread out my lighting projects but this week I was on a roll. Tuesday I shared with you a salad bowl …

New Life for a TV Stand

• By Joan<br>• August 18, 2017<br>• 1 Comment<p>I have a fun TV stand makeover for you today. This interesting piece of furniture was found at the local ReStore. …

Hobby Lobby

Wedding Card Box, Chalkboard style

• By Joan<br>• June 26, 2017<br>• Comments Off on Wedding Card Box, Chalkboard style<p>If you checked in with me last week, you have been seeing all the projects that …

Wedding, Rustic Stick Arbor DIY

• By Joan<br>• June 20, 2017<br>• 4 Comments<p>I mentioned last week that this past weekend was going to be spent at my son’s wedding. And with the wedding comes …

Repairing Chipped Wood Veneer

• By Joan<br>• May 11, 2017<br>• Comments Off on Repairing Chipped Wood Veneer<p>Last week I was on a thrift store hunt. I went to 5 thrift stores and I was intent on …

Furniture

Easy No Sew Padded Seat Cover

• By Joan<br>• May 8, 2017<br>• 2 Comments<p>Several years ago, a friend of mine asked if I could help her with a cushion for a bench she had recently bought. She had …

Sewing

Replacing Laundry Room Sink, Laundry Room Update

• By Joan<br>• May 1, 2017<br>• Comments Off on Replacing Laundry Room Sink, Laundry Room Update<p>Back in 2014 I shared with you my laundry room makeover. While it …

Houses

DIY Wood Slice End Table

• By Joan<br>• April 27, 2017<br>• 11 Comments<p>A couple of years ago my hubby and I were running a few errands when we pass a yard that had a freshly taken down …

Crafting

Vintage Window Wall Cabinet

• By Joan<br>• April 24, 2017<br>• 1 Comment<p>I’ve been busy in the workshop this past week, this time transforming a pair of vintage windows into a unique wall …

Vintage

Weekend Project – Installing New Stair Treads

• By Joan<br>• April 3, 2017<br>• 7 Comments<p>Last year, my son Keith and his wife Steph bought a small, 1950’s ranch style home that had seen better days. The …

Lofts

Fun and Junky Shutter Birdhouse

• By Joan<br>• March 30, 2017<br>• 9 Comments<p>At the end of my rusty rake memo board and shutter post, I asked my very creative readers if they had any ideas for …

Home Improvement

Easy Faux Railroad Tie Mantel

• By Joan<br>• March 23, 2017<br>• 8 Comments<p>Welcome back. After showing you my painted fireplace earlier in the week I promised I would return to show you the DIY …

Crafting

Painting my Ugly Brick Fireplace

• By Joan<br>• March 20, 2017<br>• 2 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 …

Home Improvement

Caned Seat Missing? Make a Padded Seat Cover

• By Joan<br>• March 9, 2017<br>• 1 Comment<p>Remember my pile of musty, moldy junk I scavenged from a farmhouse a couple of weeks ago. I’ve already made projects …

Sewing

Scavenged Treasures by the Stream

• By Joan<br>• March 6, 2017<br>• 8 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 …

Hobby Lobby

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 …

Maps

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, …

Recipes

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 …

DIY

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 …

Coffee Table

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 …

Crafting

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 …

Crafting

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 …

Flea Markets

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 …

Hacking

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 …

Crafting