Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Making Improvements

Mark Twain, words to live by, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/making-improvements.html
A former student of mine posted this quote on Facebook in regards to his working out.  He said someone at the gym commented on his six pack and that he must be one of the lucky people who are born that way.  Little did the person know that my former student was once quite overweight.

The quote resonated with me so much.  Yesterday on Facebook I re-shared my post on embracing imperfection HERE.

I am in the midst of trying to get our house ready to sell. We have a date Wednesday night with the Realtor to take pictures.  And I am freaking out.

Why did I let some things go so long?

How did things get so cluttered?

Why didn't I noticed the horrible dings and nicks in the walls before now?

I think I have been living with the idea if I can't do it all just right, just perfect, why do any of it?  If my home can't look like the magazine than why work on making it better slowly?  

NO MORE!  For now I am living this quote, loving this quote, being this quote.  

Thank you former student and Mark Twain. I am off to improve my home!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Chicken Chair

Chicken chair you ask? What is that? A comfy spot for my fowl feathered friends to roost, so to speak? 


A chicken chair is a thrift store chair, repainted and recovered in a fun chicken chair fabric sample.
fusion mineral paint, chair, chicken decor, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/chicken-chair.html

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fusion Mineral Paint + A Giveaway!

Congratulations to Lucy Auburn from Patina Paradise--winner of $150 in Fusion Mineral Paint!!
Contest is now closed--thank you!
Hello, and welcome to a fun Fusion Mineral Paint event!  
mineral paint, furniture makeover, ocean blue, giveaway, stencil, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/fusion-mineral-paint-giveaway.html

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Verese

Happy Mother's Day to all those who are doing the hard work to raise children to know right from wrong, to those who are "training up" children to lead us into a better tomorrow. 
God's Word, bible verse, proverbs, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/sunday-verese.html

Friday, May 8, 2015

Always Kiss Me Sign

I showed you my pallet headboard HERE.  It needed sign above it--I quickly handpainted this sweet sentiment:
sign, always kiss me goodnight, master bedroom, paint, hand lettered, barn wood sign, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/always-kiss-me-sign.html

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pallet Headboard

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  In my case, it would be when life gives you scraps and leftovers, build something.
pallets, reclaimed wood, fusion mineral paint, headboard, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Project Challenge, Furniture, School Desk

Welcome back to Project Challenge: 6 bloggers challenging themselves to create something with a similar object.  After checking out my furniture project, check out the other links and THEN link up your own furniture project!
school, desk, furniture makeover, fusion mineral paint, project challenge, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/project-challenge-furniture-school-desk.html
This month's theme is furniture and I chose to remake a school desk.
fusion mineral paint, reclaimed wood, barn wood, desk, upcycled, furniture, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/project-challenge-furniture-school-desk.html

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.

This week will be my last week hosting the party.  I usually suspend my link parties for the summer months--I like to be able to enjoy the unstructured summer days! I also think my style and my blog style is a little bit more rustic and funky rather than vintage pretty (which i do appreciate, I just don't make it), so I think in the fall I will reevaluate if and what type of link party I want to host.  Thanks all for joining the fun these past months!

vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.
At the Vintage Inspiration Party, your links will show up on 4 different blogs, giving you four times the exposure!

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These beautiful four ladies are your hosts and guides in all things vintage and they have been busy this week too. Look at their favorite posts from last week.
Angie @ Knick of Time - Framed Vintage Seed Bag
Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence - Farmers Market Toolbox
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Let's go shopping at Mes Amis
Marianne @ Songbirdblog - Glass Fishing Buoys
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