Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Happy Vintage Inspiration Party Day.  We are so glad you are here, thanks for joining us!
Your links will show up on all 4 blogs-- we can't wait to see what you have to share!




 The features this week were chosen by Becky at Beyond The Picket Fence
D.D.'s Cottage and Design shared the sweetest dresser. 
Aqua fall decor from Vintage 541--yummy!
Scavenger Chic made some upcycled maple syrup can lanterns.
Awesome headboard from One Woman's Walking Shoes
Fabulous sentiment and sign from Lake Girl Paints



Now, it’s YOUR turn!
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.
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.
Link Party Guidelines
- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to Beyond The Picket Fence within your post (text link is fine).
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.
Let’s Get This Party Started!


Updating the Outdated

Do you ever feel out of date?  No doubt if you have teenagers the answer is a resounding YES!  Oh, it might be the clothing that you are sure you just bought a year or two ago (when in reality it was 10+) or the music that you actually know the words to or the phrases and slang that you try to use to be hip, only to be told that NO ONE says that anymore.

Well, besides what you wear or listen to or say, you may have out of date furniture in your life.  But, never fear, unlike your Hammer pants or BIG hair this kind of out of date is fixable.

update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

Here are a few things I was able to update with a little paint and wood.  Click on links to see the details.

update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

and after.
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

A wall shelf before,
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

and much better after. 
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
Oh I wish I had a before picture of this--it was hunter green with ivy stenciled on it! Paint and wood added to the back freshen it up.
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
was made new with a faux verdigris paint treatment
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
with paint and beadboard and new hardware.
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html
Replace smoked glass with colorful wood to make old tables new.
update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

So while there may be no help to update your taste in music or hairstyles, try to breathe new life into outdated furniture pieces by seeing what it can be!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Drifting HOME

When I try to think up new titles for my blog posts, I often come up with something that leads me to a topic that has nothing to do with my project.  Such is the case when I chose this title, Drifting Home.  

It made me think of my oldest, and although he is not drifting back at home at this moment, he has a few times since graduating high school.  The late teens, early twenties is a different and at times challenging age to parent.  

My son is still in the process of finding himself (aren't we all) and has yet to decide on a career he wants to pursue.  This has meant that when he has be in between jobs, he has drifted back home to reevaluate.  I am happy it is a safe place for him and that he feels that he can still come home at times.  We recently thought he was going to be drifting our way again, but as of now, he is staying put, working it out--life and the hard questions and we are happy for that too.

And, now that we have digressed, let's get on to the "drifting home" project:
Driftwood Home Coat Hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/drifting-home.html

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Link Party



Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party! We’re glad you joined us!
Vintage Inspiration Party
We had an awesome party last week and picking features was no easy job. The features this week were chosen by Angie @ Knick of Time
Your links will show up on all 4 blogs, so we can't wait to see what you have to share!
Let’s take a look at this week’s features!
Penny's Vintage Home repurposed an Antique Ladder as an art easel!
Vintage, Repurposed and Antique Decor Link Party

Friday, September 5, 2014

Easing Into Fall Mantel

If you have read my blog at all, you know I have declared my love for fall and indeed September is not disappointing.  It was a frosty 33 degrees this morning and 70 degrees right now--perfect!  But, while I adore the season, I am not quite ready for pumpkins and gourds, but my mantel (aka, built in shelf) was ready for a little fall decor.
Fall Mantel http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/easing-into-fall-mantel.html
 Last year I shared 5 ways to use junk in your decor when I shared my pumpkin filled shelf HERE.  I used those same principles to decorate my "easing into fall" shelf.
Fall Mantel http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/easing-into-fall-mantel.html

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Hello my lovelies, Today is a special day, because We Are Gonna Partieeeeee! We are having a vintage party, at the nest today.   Welcome to the Vintage Inspiration Party, where your links will show up on 4 different blogs! 
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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.
  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.   

 I have joined up with some awesome vintage treasure hunting ladies, who all do a mean job of upcycling those beauties too. And we have a link party that will be running on all of our blogs. 

Here are some lovely features from last week's party!
 Paris themed hutch makeover