Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Under $100 Linky Party

Aaah, fall is in the air here in Montana--cooler days, some rain, cold nights--heater in the mornings, air conditioning in the afternoons=perferct!  I love it, now if can last for at least a few months before the snow flies.  What do you love about the fall? 

Thanks so much for taking the time to link up each week and for sharing with us like:
Red Hen Home not only shared a great dresser, but taught us a new word too--steampunk!

steampunk dresser
Adore this table makeover from Forever Decorating, check out the before on her blog!
Inspire Me Heather sure inspired me with her pallet table!
Back to school clipboard charts from 36th Avenue are brilliant.
Sweet Treats and Good Eats is cooking up and canning some yummy sounding peachy pepper jelly.
Busily Spinning Momma made the sweetest little top from a sheet.

Thanks for linking up!!
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 agai
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, August 27, 2011

Chair Love

I have had a little table for a year or two that needed some chairs.  I found these 2 at the thrift store and fell in love with the great details (and price--$3 each!). 
chair and table set painted and recovered http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/08/chair-love.html
A little paint and sanding and stain, some new fabric and I ended up with a fun and great little set. 
chair and table set painted and recovered http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/08/chair-love.html

chair and table set painted and recovered http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/08/chair-love.html

chair and table set painted and recovered http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/08/chair-love.html
To keep or sell?? The jury is out...
chair and table set painted and recovered http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/08/chair-love.html

Friday, August 26, 2011

Boardin'!

To my boys, boardin' means something different, they are avid snowboarders.  But to me, boardin' means making bulletin boards, which have been selling well this summer.  Here are a couple I actually remembered to take pictures of. 
The first is made from an old window frame:

And for this one I used a cupboard door that had a glass piece in it.  A fun way to get organized and add a pop of color!


Find more ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Under $100 Linky Party

I helped my oldest son move into college today--he is only 10 miles away, but still emotional and tough on mama.  Also, had one start high school today and one start 4th grade at a new school and hubby start new job as an assistant principal--big day at my house.  Are you ready for fall and the changes it brings?  What fun new things are you doing?  Can't wait to see your links. Here are some great ones from last week:
The Country Chic Cottage's coffee sack ottoman is so cool--I want to make one!
I can see why This and That fromTamie has a love affair going on with this coffee table.
Biljana Shabby's makeovers always make me smile, this is so sweet.
A great and easy art center from Burton Avenue!
West Furniture Revival shows that a birdcage can be so much more than for the birds.
A stool is the perfect place for a postmark as Catnap shows.
Etcetorize shows you how to make a hip fringe scarf, my daughter and I are trying this.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of you with us each 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 agai
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, August 22, 2011

Jellystone

Thought I'd share a few pics from a recent girl's trip to Yellowstone.  I am blessed to have this beautiful creation so nearby.








Friday, August 19, 2011

Great Apple Crate

I don't even know where I acquired this apple crate--I have had it for quite a long time with wood scraps in it.  I was looking at it one day and decided it needed to be rescued so that what was left of the label could be saved.  I started by decoupaging the label, it was very fragile. 
The label was on the box upside down to start, which was perfect for my project.
I added some 2x4 legs and some wax, that was all it took to make this rotten apple shine.

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Find more ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Under $100 Linky Party

Gotta go, gotta go...almost spaced this :). I pay dang good money to be this blonde!  Because I have had a few issues lately with scheduled posts, I am posting this early.  On to some linky lovin':
Cuteness from RoCa and Company,

White is always right from The Junk House.
Perfection for back to school from Bargain Corner Designs.
 Cheri Quite Contrary's dishcolth might actually put a cheery smile on your face while doing dishes.
Paint chip coasters from Chi Chi Studio--love 'em!
Yummy from The Gunny Sack.

Thank you so much for sharing a part of you with us each 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 agai
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, August 15, 2011

love

Want a little love?  How about taking 4 drawer fronts (or pieces of wood), adding some stickers or vinyl letters, paint, peel up the letters and stain over the top. 
love art reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/08/love.html
I then attached a thin piece of board across the back (HINT, do not spell out love and then just flip over the boards--you will get evol, been there, done that!), and added some picture hanging wire.  I am looking forward to playing with this idea some more.
love art reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/08/love.html

love art reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/08/love.html

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ugly Step Sister Number Three

I din't forget poor little step sister number 3, life got in the way of her transformation.  But finally, she, ahem, or he, is fresh and new and now living life a little more on the masculine side.  Before I reveal the change, let's recap:
Step sister number one before and after,
Step sister number two before and after,
and finally step sister number three before,
and after.
A few stripes,
an inspirational word and she/ he is ready for a new life!