Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ironing Things Out!

Here is an ironing board message center I made this evening, sorry I am too tired to find a place to hang it up.  I picked up 2 wooden ironing boards at the thrift store for $4 each, this one is a little smaller.
I secured the folding legs to it with screws, painted a chalkboard on it, stained the wood, added an enamel lid for a magnet board, some hooks and chalk holder--simple and fun.

Find more ideas at All Thingz  Related.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Whew, We Made It!

We made it, through the graduation parties, family, graduation, and Senior Sober that I was the chairperson of.  Arrived home at about 3:30 a.m., the kids had so much fun.  Only one 8th grade promotion and one dance recital to go.  I will be junking and creating again starting tomorrow, I can't wait!  Thanks for sticking around and being patient!
PS--My son did get a scholarship for architectural CAD-we were very proud!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Under $100 Linky Party

Here I am, for a few minutes, getting ready to head to the high school auditorium for the 3rd night in a row.  Exciting one tonight--awards/scholarship assembly--here's hoping for some scholarship $!  Whatever the kid is receiving, we are proud parents :).  Now for some really wonderful under $100 ideas from you all:
I love maps and this idea from The Country Chic Cottage couldn't be any easier or cuter!
And this giant ruler from Mason's Roost makes me smile.
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Great idea from School Daze for faux zinc numbers for your home.
What a beautiful anthro knock-off from Creative Mind.
A & W have nothing on this root beer float cake from Lazy Chef Recipes.
Blue and white is always a classic as The Vintage Farmhouse proves.
Thanks so much for linking up this week--you make me happy!
Under $100 Linky Guidelines
1. Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2. Please only post ideas that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you share the cost of your project, but not necessary.
3. Please include a brief description in link up.
4. Grab my Under $100 button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Beyond the Picket Fence so people can find you and more great ideas.
5. Please check and make sure your link works. If it doesn't you can delete it and try again.
6. Please no direct links to sales sites, i.e. ETSY or just a plain ol' commercial site, we are looking for inexpensive ideas we can recreate, thanks!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Where Does Time Go?

If I am missing in action the next week or so, it is because my baby is graduating from high school.  I am ready, it is time for him to spread his wings...I cried at Target today reading graduation cards.
But, I have too much to do to be crying--in the next week: softball tourney for daughter, hubby out of town for track coaching, grad party, baccalaureate, senior dessert social, preschool graduation/program for my classes, awards assembly, talent show, graduation, senior sober party--I am the chairperson, 8th grade promotion, dance recital, sleep for a week!  So, blogging may be on the back burner, however..it is part of my sanity, and linky parties will definitely still be going on! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Under $100 Linky Party

Having internet issues, sorry I am tardy.  Let's just jump into fabulous links from last week! If you are featured, don't forget to grab an "I inspired Beyond The Picket Fence" button located under my blog list.
These weighty bookends from Homeroad are a great, quick transformation.

Thumbtack decor from Landee See, Landee Do is sharp!
A beautiful buffet redo from the Frosted Gardner.
Forever Decorating's dresser revamp is divine!
Too Much Time On My Hands showed off a cute way to organize craft supplies.
Love these easy t-shirt bags from Sew Ashley.
Sweet and saucy pizza from Craft Envy, delicious!
Thanks so much for linking up this week!
Under $100 Linky Guidelines
1. Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2. Please only post ideas that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you share the cost of your project, but not necessary.
3. Please include a brief description in link up.
4. Grab my Under $100 button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Beyond the Picket Fence so people can find you and more great ideas.
5. Please check and make sure your link works. If it doesn't you can delete it and try again.
6. Please no direct links to sales sites, i.e. ETSY or just a plain ol' commercial site, we are looking for inexpensive ideas we can recreate, thanks!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

From Breadbox to Birdhouse Storage Table

 This little piece started life as a breadbox and an adirondak chair.  I don't have a before picture, but this was huge, homemade breadbox now tipped on its end.
birdhouse breadbox storage table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/from-breadbox-to-birdhouse-storage.html
I used pieces from a broken adirondak chair to make the base and the bottom shelf.  I added some legs I had, painted and distressed it, and drilled a bird hole and attached a teaspoon for a perch. 
birdhouse breadbox storage table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/from-breadbox-to-birdhouse-storage.html
I still have to hinge it, think I will use a piano hinge on the inside.  It would make great storage for potatoes in the kitchen, towels in the bathroom, magazines or DVDs in a family room.
birdhouse breadbox storage table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/from-breadbox-to-birdhouse-storage.html

birdhouse breadbox storage table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/from-breadbox-to-birdhouse-storage.html
Find more fun ideas at Funky Junk Interiors.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Under $100 Linky Party

The sun is shining, I am smiling, it is good for the soul!  You sharing your creative selves is also good for my soul.  I truly smile each week when I see your amazing links such as:
Adorable map art from Scrappy, Crafty, Happy. 
What a great, rustic PB copy from the Country Chic Cottage.
Incredible chocolate covered Oreo tute from Shindig Parties.
Oooh Baby Designs showed off the girl cave reveal, you go girl!!
The Sunset Lane showed a perfect example of why I love pallet wood!
Joy Filled Living shared, hold on to your seats, a $14 cabinet makeover--beautiful!
and Design Dump's napkin upholstery shouldn't make you crabby!

Can't wait to see your new links this week!
Under $100 Linky Guidelines
1. Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2. Please only post ideas that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you share the cost of your project, but not necessary.
3. Please include a brief description in link up.
4. Grab my Under $100 button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Beyond the Picket Fence so people can find you and more great ideas.
5. Please check and make sure your link works. If it doesn't you can delete it and try again.
6. Please no direct links to sales sites, i.e. ETSY or just a plain ol' commercial site, we are looking for inexpensive ideas we can recreate, thanks!


Monday, May 9, 2011

This Little Shelf Went To Market

...or at least it will be this summer, the Farmer's Market where I sell my junk.  Another drawer rescued with a paint job and a few boards added for shelves and presto chango, a great, handy, dandy shelf.
drawer shelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-little-shelf-went-to-market.html

drawer shelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-little-shelf-went-to-market.html

drawer shelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-little-shelf-went-to-market.html
oh and check out the fun old brush I got for a quarter.
drawer shelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-little-shelf-went-to-market.html

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to you all!  Here is my mama, a beautiful woman and an amazing example of a fun, loving, caring and active mom!
And here is a fun video for all of you mothers deep in the trenches!
video

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Patriotic Coat Hook--It's a Gas

Every day for the past few weeks as I carefully pull my car into its precious, junk surrounded garage space, I have noticed 3 scraps of wood on my scrap cart, a red, white, and blue one.  I decided they needed to come together to make a patriotic project--a coat hook. I joined the pieces together with a scrap of wood on the back and then searched for the right junky hooks.  When I saw two old gas can nozzles in my junk drawer I decided they'd be perfect "hooks" or coat hangers. 
repurposed coat hook from oil can nozzles http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/patriotic-coat-hook-its-gas.html

repurposed coat hook from oil can nozzles http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/patriotic-coat-hook-its-gas.html
I am quite happy with the results.
repurposed coat hook from oil can nozzles http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/05/patriotic-coat-hook-its-gas.html
 Find more fun ideas at Funky Junk Interiors~!

PS--Hubby just informed these are really oil can nozzles, but the title wouldn't work, so I am sticking with gas cans :)!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Under $100 Linky Party

Is it spring yet? Certainly doesn't seem like it here in Montana.  We have had so much snow and cold wind, some hail and gropple (softer than hail, harder than snow).  I have lived here for almost 30 years, I know this IS spring in Montana. and yet I am still surprised, over it, and ready for warmth.  How is your weather?  Have you had beautiful spring days to work outside?  Sure looks like it from some of the amazing things you all have been linking up.
Loved this cabinet door upcycle from Crafty, Happy, Scrappy, That's Me:
Adventures in Creating shared a new twist in a wine cork bulletin board--I like the corks cut!
I think this dream sign from Home Frosting is the perfect addition above a bed:
These cakes in a jar from A Little of This, A Little of That make me smile :)!
Allie Belle Designs shared the cutest bag made from a table runner.
Check out this very cool fingerprint art from California Callahans:
fingerprints
I think I am hungry because I have to share another recipe, beautiful, colorful summer slaw Let Birds Fly.

Can't wait to see your new links this week!
Under $100 Linky Guidelines
1. Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2. Please only post ideas that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you share the cost of your project, but not necessary.
3. Please include a brief description in link up.
4. Grab my Under $100 button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Beyond the Picket Fence so people can find you and more great ideas.
5. Please check and make sure your link works. If it doesn't you can delete it and try again.
6. Please no direct links to sales sites, i.e. ETSY or just a plain ol' commercial site, we are looking for inexpensive ideas we can recreate, thanks!