Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

Hello folks, and happy fall.  Oh my favorite season for sure--and leaves are turning.  I must get out this week and get some photos of the fantastic colors.  And speaking of colors,  I thought I would answer another question, the one I get the most and the one I find the oddest in some way (I have answered this before, but I keep getting it!):  What color did you use on...?  Why do I find this an odd question?  Because I am not sure if the color you are seeing is the real color the item is.  I have 3 different electronic devices that I use to look at my blog, and the colors look a a little different on each one.  The answer is most of the time, I don't know.  I use leftover paint, oops paint, I mix and match colors.  Nowadays I use mostly Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on furniture and I do name those colors in my posts.  If I do buy paint I tend to buy the Red Seal brand.  I will say the best red I have found besides ASCP Emperor's Red (which is better because it only takes 1 coat) is called Red Carriage in the Red Seal brand.  If I buy paint, I buy interior latex in an eggshell finish.  So there you go--not much help, but my advice is to peruse the paint chips--find colors that you love and use those.  Play and have fun!  Now for some wonderful links from last weeks party!
Junky bookends from Twigg Studios
Old book turned fun notebook from Creative Chaos
Beautiful autumn decor from Number 53
The Retail DIYet shared a thrifty foyer facelift.
I love Lake Girl Paints--look at the pumpkin pedestal made from a door.
Marty's Musings' Almost Like Candy Bars
chocolate brownie mixture topped with whipped topping on a white plate
Bell Jar Vintage's cute pumpkin patch
French inspired table from One Creative Couple
French Typography Table 3

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.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Eat and Trim

No, it is not a new diet--eat and get trim.  But I used some old trim boards to make another EAT sign.
The E and the T are easy.  The A takes a little more work.  As you can see, I am very technical about it--I just lay the wood on top of the E to get the right size and draw a line where I need to cut.  I then take it to the miter saw and figure out the angle that looks right and make the cut.

I use thin pieces of wood on the back to connect them.  This trim wood had some great turquoise color under the white.
Simple and easy and  a good reminder if you are one of the .001% of people who forget to eat :).

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Twisted Love

When I spied this little table at a garage sale,
 I fell in love with the barley twist legs
and the inlaid wood top in a chevron pattern. 
It was weathered, not stripped, but most of its original finish was gone.  I know it is not a real old piece, but I loved its lines. I painted it first in a sparse, partially covered coat of grey, followed by a coat of old white and some dark wax.
Isn't she a sweetheart?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

I love your questions--so many good ones that you email me.  I am going to address some of them in upcoming blog posts.  A recent question was why my linky party is under $100.  It started with the magazine  100 Decorating Ideas Under $100.  I love that magazine--don't see new ones anymore.  I decided we could come up with even more and better under $100 ideas, thus my linky party was born.  And I have loved it ever since and look forward to your under $100 fabulousness every week such as:
Shabby Love's cute cabinet
Pumpkin Dress-Ups from Inspiration For Moms
Perfect table for a narrow entry from Down to Earth Style
Aaah, old fencing from Too Much Time on My Hands
Light up Reposhture's pallet art
Shirt to leggings from Vixen Made
Chipptastic box from My Love to Create

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.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Leftovers

I have a few "leftover" pictures from Prairie Sisters that I haven't shown.  Peek around in them the best you can (phone pictures), there are lots of things to see.

 These brightly colored items were a big hit--sold right away.  I also had a side table to match the sofa table.

A chair I freshened up with paint and new fabric.
My red corner--I made another wagon table, sold immediately.  See the Hoosier drawer wine holder?
A bookshelf with book pages decopauged to the back and a shabby dresser.
The drawers were painted in mostly coco and old white, with the top and body done mostly in Louis blue and old white.

Another drawer ottoman, a round table that had been cut down at one point in time to be made into a coffee table, a vintage shelf.



Friday, September 14, 2012

Drawer Croquet??

Another waterbed drawer, another repurposed project.  This one is a shelf or storage bin with a fun front--croquet mallet handles.  (Sorry, pictures aren't great--they were taken with my phone in my antique booth.)

A simple, great storage shelf for any room.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

I almost titled this a Blinky Party--I kind of like that.  I was thinking today how blessed I am by you all-- blessed by your sweet comments, blessed by your participation in my BLINKY Party, blessed by your questions.  Thank you--I hope to pass on to others the kindnesses you show to me.  Now on to some great links from last week.

Great letter tiles from Follow Your Heart Woodworking
Love the fresh colors on Simply Vintageous's Union Jack table
No flour muffins from Lady With the Red Rocker
Neat lamp from Freddy and Petunia
Knick of Time got scrap happy
Sweet rolling pin coat hook from Welcome to Cheltenham Road

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Table That Measures Up

This is a project I wish I had 10 of as I could have sold it over and over at The Prairie Sister's show.  The sweet lady who bought it had a father named Thurman.  Thurman's was an out of business plumbing supply place in Missoula, the town the show was in.  I started by building a basic wooden base, the same I have done so many times. 
I washed the yardsticks in color and added a little stain. 
I had a thin wood top on the table.  I glued and the nail gunned the rulers in place (after cutting them, of course). 
Fun and easy--now to find more yardsticks.