Monthly Archives: September 2012


Mailbox Makeover

  I was recently at my local thrift store and came across an industrial stainless steel paper-towel dispenser and thought it would make the perfect mailbox with lock. I flipped it up-side down and screwed it into the siding and that was about it! I used a fine grit sandpaper to give it a brushed stainless look […]

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I found these hooks at a local architectural salvage shop for $2.

Re-purposed Window Coat Rack

Perfect project for an old window.  


Reclaimed Wood Bed

We needed a new bed, so I decided to clean the garage of old wood scraps. Tool List: Drill and screws, jigsaw (or handsaw), orbital sander (or sandpaper), nail gun (or hammer and brad nails), miter saw (or handsaw), polyurethane and a paintbrush. Material list: 2 wood pallets, 2 – 4×4 posts cut to 54″, 2x4s and 2x6s to make […]

Soak old wine corks in alcohol for a great fire-starter.

Favorite Ball Jar Uses

Whenever I see a Ball Jar at a thrift store or Antique Market I buy it. Over the years I have put some of them to creative uses. Here are a few of my favorites.


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