Archive of ‘Dining Rooms’ category

Pop Sugar Post…How to Create a Wooden Ladder Light

Thank you Pop Sugar for asking me to share how to create your very own Wooden Ladder Light. When Mad River Barn asked me to be their designer for the renovations of their Inn, Restaurant, Pub and Game Room…I knew this was my chance to create this light! Follow this easy step by step tutorial on the Pop Sugar site. You’ll be thrilled on how budget friendly it is!  Have fun…and send pictures of your light. My best, Joanne 

Mad River Barn Restaurant Design by Joanne Palmisano

Not only is the light made from a vintage ladder but the farmhouse tables are made from reclaimed wood and old porch posts. The chairs were reused but painted a fun red color and the wall paneling is old paneling from the bedrooms. Lots of fun salvaged and vintage fills the restaurant at Mad River Barn. Photo by Susan Teare

Here is the tutorial...

Here is the tutorial…

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MORE DIY NETWORK Projects-10 Decorating Ideas You Can Do in 10 Minutes (and Some Less Than $10)

It’s always a pleasure working with DIY NETWORK. Here are 10 Decorating Ideas I created for your home’s table tops, holiday decorating or picnic outings — if you are getting ready for Thanksgiving, the Holidays or just want a gorgeous and affordable (and easy) decor display made from recycled and salvaged materials- check out these design ideas I came up with.  :)  Thanks Susan Teare for taking lots of the pictures.  My best, Joanne

Design by Joanne Palmisano Photo by Susan Teare Chicken Wire 1

ONE OF THE 10 PROJECTS: This recycled vase I picked up at Goodwill and wrapped left-over chicken wire from my coop. Then I added a vintage brooch and ribbon-this table setting is just one of the dozen or more table settings I’ve created using salvaged and recycled material. Hope you link through to DIY NETWORK to see the rest of the great ideas for this upcoming holiday season and more!



Farmhouse Tables, Reclaimed Wood, Antiques, Custom Made, and Retailers: Plus Book Giveaway!

One of the 8 Salvage Design Videos I did for DIY NETWORK using reclaimed wood and porch posts to build a Farmhouse Table!

One of the 8 Salvage Design Videos I did for DIY NETWORK using reclaimed wood and porch posts to build a Farmhouse Table!

Once again I want to say how honored I am to be a part of Williams-Sonoma’s Cultivate Family as a contributor to their blog. My latest post is about Farmhouse Tables, where to finds them, how to build them and where to get a new one. Plus, I’m really excited to say they are also doing a GIVEAWAY of one of my books, Salvage Secrets.  All you have to do is write a comment :).  I hope you get a chance to see the other great salvage and recycled blog posts I’ve written for them as well — including recycled glass, upcycling your own cabinets and more!  Kitchens are a great place to add some fun salvage details whether it is new build or a renovation.

Have fun!  Joanne