Friday, May 28, 2010

A Day Late and a Dollar Short Linky Party

Sorry again about the delay in the linky party.  Life just got a whole lot calmer with my preschool year coming to an end.  A day late is not good, but a dollar short is okay because all of you incredibly talented and thrifty bloggers have some fabulous under $100 ideas.  Here are some from last week:
Babblings from Brooke showed off a cute meal planner--no more, "What's for dinner questions!"
Loved the colors of these signs from Tattered and Ink!
My Lips will Glorify You gives a great tutorial on making this chic rose necklace.
A Wannabes Mermaid Diary did a bedroom makeover for her sister on a major budget!  How sweet!
Sally Goodin shares a great lampshade,
and because you have to know I love me some furniture redos, here is an outstanding dresser "refab" by Frugal & Fabulous Design:
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 ind 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 :).


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Linky Party--Tomorrow :)

Internet has been down, hubby who handles the computer stuff is out of town.  I just got it back by messing with routers, wires, modems.  I have my end of the year preschool program/graduation tonight--I will get linky party up tomorrow morning.
Until then, how do you know you live in Montana?
When a moose runs through your subdivision!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Under $100 Linky Party!!

Well, this is my life right now--too busy, crazy , sick (just still working on getting over cold!) for blogging.  I miss it and you all, but will be back to show you much more in a few weeks.  Thanks for checking in, linking up, sending messages.
Some fantastic links from last week:
There are so many things you could do with these great roses from Life In My Pj's:
This tray fro My Shabby Chateau is beautiful, love that blue!
Shadywood Chic shows us an INEXPENSIVE way to give cabinets a new look.
The Wonders of Doing made a $5 table look priceless,
and who would have thunk it? Spray painted pillows from Sassy Style:
Mary The Kay The Blog shows some great teacher gifts just in time for the end of the year.
So, I can't wait to see what you got going on this week.  I am sure there are some great summer ideas just waiting for a linky party!  Thanks for sharing with us all.

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 ind 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 :).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Under $100 Linky Party!

Thanks everyone for linking up last week.  I didn't get a chance to comment on everyone's links, but I promise I did visit them all.  I have been in bed with a nasty head cold.  I thought I was getting better over the weekend, but it revived itself and hit again on Monday with a vengeance.  I swear, if it's not one thing, it's another and then I guess when it quits being something you die, so I will take the somethings :)!
Check out these links from last week:
A plethora of different ideas to make decorative balls from House of Hepworths:
I am looking for a fence rail to copy this creative planter idea from the Thiftress:
Sweet Charli shows us how to make ruffled flip-flops,
And Peppertowne gives a great tutorial on making a bench out of an outdated 8o's coffee table.
Design Life made some cute stenciled burlap pillows, 
and Gail at My Repurposed Life shows off her adorable plant bench made from shutters.
Thanks everyone for sharing your creativity with us and get linking this week!
Under $100 Linky Rules:

1. Please include a description in your link post.
2. Only post an idea that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you tell us the cost of your project, but not a must.
3. Please link to the specific post, not to your blog.
4. Please grab my 100 ideas under $100 button on the side bar and include it in your post so people can find us.
5. Check and make sure your link works--I often click on people's links and they don't work--thanks!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chippy-Chirpy Bird

I used the peeling paint technique I like on this little stool and old tool (?) box.
I scraped off the paint before applying my final paint color.  I stuck down a bird stencil cut from the cricut over the peeling paint and then painted the whole thing brown.  I pulled up the stencil, sanded and scraped a little more and that was it.  It is the first time I have tried this and I am very pleased with the results.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Under $100 Linky Party!

Beyond The Picket Fence
Thanks so much for linking up last week--we almost reached 100 links!  Here are some features from last week's party:
This men's shirt redo by the Brassy Apple made me want to rush out and get an ugly man's shirt.
I love the personal statement this piece of art by Scrapbooking Over Coffee makes.
Jenn's Corner of Heaven made some simply lovely curtains from a duvet cover.
I have never seen a pocket organizer for jewelry, and Cap Creations made this one so bright and fun!
Holy Craft's PB inspired typewriter art is better than the original!
Creative Ambitions completed this rather ambitious awning project with outstanding results, and she shows you how to do it too!
I look forward to all of your projects this week.  Oh and if you haven't done so, hurry up and enter my giveaway!


Under $100 Linky Rules:
1. Please include a description in your link post.
2. Only post an idea that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you tell us the cost of your project, but not a must.
3. Please link to the specific post, not to your blog.
4. Please grab my 100 ideas under $100 button on the side bar and include it in your post so people can find us.
5. Check and make sure your link works--I often click on people's links and they don't work--thanks!





Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I Was Inspired By...

This week I was inspired by Alicia at Thrify and Chic!  Alicia shares many great tutorials and projects, all done on a budget.
Like this cute jewelry organizer
or a new twist on the dessert stand.
How about her creative idea to dress up a ceiling light?
Or her dining room chair "headbands"?
And who wouldn't want to do laundry in here? (Okay, I still wouldn't want to--I can't stand laundry, but I'd go in there and enjoy the room.)
This week I was inspired by her candle holders.  Wouldn't these be great on a porch?
My version:
porch candle holder http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-was-inspired-by.html
I expoxied a glass insulator and a porcelain door knob on top.  The Perfect Mason jars are always special to me too.  I had a son named Mason who died of a rare heart defect.  My friend brought me flowers in her grandmother's Perfect Mason jar and they always help me to remember that he is a Perfect Mason now in heaven with a perfect heart.
porch candle holder http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-was-inspired-by.html
Thanks Alicia for the inspiration!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Giveaway Time!!!

Wow ladies (and gentlemen?), what a great party--thanks so much for coming!  And now it is time for an awesome giveaway.  I was contacted by CSN Stores and asked if I would like to offer my readers a giveaway. after checking them out and their excellent products and prices, I was definitely in!  They have over 200 different stores, but I shopped at their Accent Furniture Direct Store.
They have lighting
and furniture for every room of the house--love this island!
They have beautiful candle holders,
A great assortment of accent furniture (oh, maybe that is why they are called Accent Furniture).
some really fabulous wall decor, and so much more!
And what can you win?  You get to choose either this fantastic retro clock,
or this LeCreuset baking set in Caribbean blue,
or this great wall mounted wine rack.
Leave a comment here telling me what you would pick and visit Accent Furniture Direct and tell me what is on your wish list.  Blog about this giveaway for 1 extra entry.  Leave me a second comment telling me you did.  The giveaway will close 1 week from today, May 9th at 9:00 MST.  Good luck!

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