Saturday, December 31, 2011

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things and a Surprise Linky Party!!

Hey, I would love to see one or two of  your favorite posts from this past year--so link on up, either to the original post or a new one featuring favorites that you created this past year.  And for my final favorite of the year,  I am cheating and including several projects made from free wood from a swing set my hubby took apart and from a neighbor.
I was able to make so many fun things from it such as:
A potting table,
A beverage cart,
A footstool,
Benches and stepstools,


Coffee tables,

Message Centers,
Bookshelves,
Sofa tables,

 and toolboxes.
I used it to back old shelves and windows,



and a scrappy mirror!
I still have some bits and pieces so you are bound to see a little more.  And a final favorite link from the past year--I adored how Shizzle Design took this chest and added legs to it--made it a completely different and fresh piece.  Oh, and red is always so right!
Have a safe and blessed New Year's Eve all--thank you for all of your support and love this past year.  I look forward to new things and new blogging adventures in 2012!

Thanks for linking up and for sharing you with us :) !!
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1. Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2. Please check and make sure your link works. If it doesn't you can delete it and try again.
3. 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, December 30, 2011

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Another favorite from this past year was this little cabinet.

I think I liked it so much because it started life like this, a little crooked and off center--a problem to be solved.
I added some pieces of vintage yardsticks and some chicken wire to fix it, some shelves and paint.
I have to say, picking favorite links is hard, so many.  But oh how I did love this cabinet makeover from Lovely, etc.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Under $100 Linky Party

Wrapping up the year?  Ready for a new one?  I think I am, and yet not quite ready to say goodbye to Christmas.  Are you making resolutions?  I will be sharing some blogging resolutions on Sunday,  Until then, I hope you enjoy my review of some of my favorite things and some great links like these from last week.

ReMade Simple did a great cabinet revamp.
This little rocker from Rustic Living went from granny to chic.
Quick, make these pumpkin pie cheescake bars from Screaming Sardine before the new diet begins!
easy pumpkin pie cheesecake bar recipe
Lovely etc. turned a not so pretty clock into a beauty of a mirror.
Pour Ameliorer made a fantastic desk from a dining room table.
Remodelaholic shows us how to make a beaded snowflake, perfect for January decor.
Simple-beaded-snowflake-ornament-tutorial (26)

Thanks for linking up and for sharing you with us :) !!
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!





These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

Day three's favorite project from the past year was this birdhouse storage table I made from a breadbox. 
This ginormous breadbox was given to me a few years earlier and it sat with out a purpose.  Finally, one day while moving it around in the garage, I saw a birdhouse.
I turned it on its end, moved the hinges to the other side, built a base for it, drilled a hole and added a perch.  This was the first item to sell at our summer Junk Fest.


Another favorite link up from this past year was Mod Vintage Life's casserole holders turned spice racks--love these babies.  And speaking of links, the linky party will be up and running tonight.




Tuesday, December 27, 2011

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

Another favorite project that I created from this past year was this Chinese checkers table.
I love the game board--very vintage and made from some heavy duty wood.


I created a base from 2x4's painted red.  This little table was purchased by a high school buddy and he says his family loves playing!  

Red Hen Home linked a fabulous chocolate advertisement table that had people all over craving it.

Monday, December 26, 2011

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We had a very relaxing day.   I thought I'd finish out the year featuring a favorite project each day that I made this past year, and a favorite link from one of you.

To start, I really likes these belt stars I did last January--a fun and unique decorative piece, perfect for Montana.  I am working on a larger one this week.




I loved this display from Forever Decorating.

Tune in tomorrow for another favorite.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Under $100 Linky Party

'Tis the season to be absent minded, falalalalalala!  Oops, forgot yesterday was linky day, so sorry.  I think my blogging new year's resolution will be to do more scheduled posts.  I assume you all are as busy as I am, guessing the links will be down, but look forward to what you have.  Here are some great links from last week.
Love this window repurpose from A Creative Princess with a quote from one of my favorite holiday movies.
I have made these stars before, but love the added embellishments on this one from Too Much Time on my Hands.
Great clean, simple design on this sled from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy.
Whip up some of this dictionary page garland that Make It, Give It shared for next year.
A fun remixed hoodie from The Pinterest Project.
So many fabulous trees from Forever Decorating.
Such a great mix of items for a headboard from Down To Earth Style.

Thanks for linking up and for sharing you with us :) !!
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!