Tale of an Old Scroll Saw

I started out my woodworking career in my teen years when my dad brought home a tabletop jigsaw/scroll saw.  I spent many hours in the garage working on Christmas ornaments for relatives, refrigerator magnets, and various other wood crafts as I got older. However, my interest waned in the wood working department when I moved […]


Sunday Morning Craft Project

Have you ever woken up on a Sunday morning with nothing to do?  That’s what happened to me recently.  Saturday mornings are easily  filled with things to do, but Sundays are a little harder since the thrift stores are all closed and the few yard sales that are open are usually picked pretty clean by […]

Princess Pink Bookcase: For Sale $158.

From A Lost Cause to Princess Perfect

Every Fall the dance company and studio my daughter, Kira, attends has a garage sale fundraiser.  The dance company is a non-profit organization and I am on the board of directors, so every year I go help price all the donated items the day before the sale starts (as well as usually work most of […]

Drawer Shelves:  For sale $78/pr

From Drawers to Shelves

Before we had even picked up any furniture, or had our work space completed, I was jumping the gun and was inspired to make something out of these old drawers! They had been cut from the dresser that we use as our main work bench in our workshop, and were just lying around, screaming for someone to […]

Kitchen Island (front)  [Nov 2016]

A Much Needed Kitchen Island

I bought a new house a few months ago, and quickly learned that while I have a decent sized kitchen, I was in need of extra counter space for prepping food (not to mention a little more cabinet space for storage). I quickly decided my answer was an island, as I had a huge space […]


Mid-Century Danish Chair Update

Have you ever found something left out front of someone’s house on trash day and stopped to pick it up?  Even better, how about upon inspection of said item, you realize it’s in great shape and you just scored Big Time?  That’s how I felt when I found this mid-century Danish arm chair. It was […]


Four Drawer Dresser Make-Over

This little beauty was left on the curb in my neighborhood and looked like it was still in good shape, so I slammed on my brakes and pulled over.  It took some doing to get it into the back of my SUV by myself, but I eventually did it, and took her home. When my […]


Shelving Unit Made from Wooden Crates

We’ve all seen the blog posts of shelving units made from crates, right?  Well I knew I had the perfect spot in my family room for one of those.  I just had to wait for them to go on sale at one of the local crafting stores (I’m not ready to tackle building my own […]

Cabinet Built from Bi-fold Doors

I just recently bought a house and turned the family room into my crafting room (Lovingly dubbed the “Mom Cave” by my daughter).  I also have a metal gun cabinet that I inherited from my father, that I didn’t really have anywhere else in the house to put it except for in the Mom Cave. I had […]