Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

Happy Leap Year Day!  It should be an official holiday, but alas it is not.  What makes your heart leap?  Fabulous furniture remakes like:
Red Hen Home's card catalog coffee table.
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or Decorating Insanity's Tiffany blue dresser?
Or do clever crafts make your heart leap like Rustic Living's he, she pillow?
and Crafty, Scrappy Happy's etched candy jar.
Do new and fresh home decor ideas make you smile such as this genius mirror from Domestically Speaking?
or this ABC canvas from Decorating the Dorchester Way?
How do you feel about new clothing ideas like this ruffled wrap from Artfully Caroline?
or Domestic Deadline's outfit made from recycled T-shirts.
And how do you feel about yummy recipes like Let Birds Fly's roasted tomato masala soup?
and The Letter 4's maple cinnamon bananas?

You are sure to find something here at out little linky party to make your heart leap--I know I always do, so thank you!
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!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tooling Around

I do love a good little wooden tool tote--not for tools of course, but for so many other rooms in the house.  Here is a recent one I made from this flower box:
I added a couple dog eared fence pieces we had cut off (our fence is flat across the top) on the ends of the planter, and a chair leg in the middle for a handle.
 Some red paint and stain and a tool tote was born.
Not only great for tools, they work in a kitchen as shown, in a bathroom for towels and soaps and lotions, in a kid's room for books and loveys, in a family room for DVDs and magazines, on a patio for BBQ tools, in a craft room for paints and supplies, and...

Monday, February 27, 2012

Vintage Advertising Chalkboard

I found this hand painted game board at the thrift store in the game section for a few pennies (50 to be exact),
I turned it over and saw this.
 I am guessing it originally had a calendar on it.  I knew it would make a perfect chalkboard.

 It was quick and easy and has oh so much vintage character.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Like Totally Awesome

Heading out to the garage to work on some new things to show you, until then you can laugh at this picture of the hubby and from an 80's party we attended!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

Another week has passed, wow, does that shock you all like it does me?  I did have a nice, relaxing 4 day weekend--got to fiddle around in the garage, watched some movies, went out with friends.  Two of my kids did end up with strep throat and head colds, but they are on the mend.

I am battening down the hatches today, storm with lots of snow and wind on its way.  I love stormy days when I can stay home and get cozy.  I went to the grocery store, stocked up on the basics, gassed up the car.  After living in Montana for 30 years, this is second nature to me, what one does when a storm is a brewin'.  Do you have routines or things you do that are habit but that might be foreign to someone not living in your area?  It is fun to hear how we all live in our different parts of the country and world.  A stormy day is a great day to check out some great links like these from last week's party:
Artfully Caroline shared how to turn a simple wood step stool into a luxurious foot stool.
I want to make some of these faux metal stencils from Knick of Time.
A sweet and simple heart from Shabby Love.
PB chocolate biscotti from Tales of the T's--I am suddenly hungry!
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A happy :) entry from Meeha Meeha makes me smile.
Pour Ameliorer shows us how to make a super functional and cute pegboard for the craft room or office.
Caught My Fancy repurposed an entertainment center into an adorable dollhouse.

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!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Cottage Stripes

Inspired by Lovely Etc.'s stools (her hubby made these!) that she linked up at the Under $100 Linky Party,
 I made my own version.


I gave a piano bench a few stripes as well.




Find more ideas at  Furniture Feature Fridays

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Perfect Saturday Afternoon, Flea Market Style

Picked this up this afternoon at the grocery store:
A perfect way to spend a snowy afternoon.  There are lots of great projects I can't wait to try or adapt,
 and we were thrilled to find our own little Montana Junk Fest at The Barn mentioned!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Window Dressing

I love to dress up old window sashes with yummy, scrappy wood.  Each one is unique and has a personality all its own.  Here is my latest window dress up:
Some color and wax slapped on various scrap wood pieces,
Some fabulous original crackled paint on the window frame,
and some hooks added to make it functional.
Find more ideas at My Repurposed Life and at Funky Junk Interiors.