Friday, August 31, 2012

Typing Table Transformation

I transformed this typing table
into this bright and fun side table.
All it took was some chalk paint in Paris Grey and Barcelona (after cleaning off the contact paper goo on top),
a little stenciling in Pure White and Florence and Paris Grey,
and some clear wax to change a dilapidated piece into something fresh and new.
I left the base as I found it--I love the wheels!
What have you transformed lately?
Find more ideas at Funky Junk Interiors.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

The kids started school today, woo-hoo!  God bless all of you moms who get sad at the beginning of the school year.  I think I felt that way when my precious babies were younger.  And come June, I will be excited for them to be out.  But, today I was ready for the new school year, ready to reclaim my kitchen and family room, ready to not hear, "What can I eat?", ready for a schedule.  How about you?  Sad?  Happy?  I look forward to having more time to do some fantastic projects like these:
Book papered wall from Number 53
Tomato jam, yes jam from Architecture of a Mom
3 Mango Seeds' kitchen prep table
A Few Pennies Industrial Pantry
Design Stash's sweet vintage books
Great fall color from Embracing Change
Lampshade makeover by Blissfully Ever After

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, August 28, 2012

Dress Up Drawer

Using ANOTHER waterbed drawer I made a dress-up center.
I am sure you have seen these on Pinterest.  I am not sure what they did on the sides of theirs--I didn't look, just had the idea stuck in my craw.  I used some wood frame things I have had for a long time--not sure where I got them from.  I screwed them into the outer sides of the drawer,
I painted it all white, except for the green Dress Up.
I added hooks,
  
a rod across the middle for hangers, and wheels,
for a great place to organize all those dress-up clothes.




Monday, August 27, 2012

Rustic/Industrial Style Drawer

Using another waterbed drawer purchased by my husband (see my first transformation here) I made a more rustic/industrial looking ottoman.  Not sure if rustic/industrial is a defined style with authentic decorating gurus, but it works for me.
I added wheels to this one instead of legs,
a leather belt handle,
and a heavy wood top that I stained dark.
I made the lid the same as the last one, with 2x4's inside to create a tight fitting lid.
I used some muted Annie Sloan paint colors on this drawer to complete the rustic/industrial look. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Flexible Flyer Fun

Want a fun and versatile "table"?  Take an old red wagon,
red wagon repurposed table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/08/flexible-flyer-fun.html
 add a base or legs and a bottom shelf,
red wagon repurposed table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/08/flexible-flyer-fun.html
leave the rust in there for a great patina,
red wagon repurposed table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/08/flexible-flyer-fun.html
and screw in a few hooks for a piece that can be used in so many ways.
red wagon repurposed table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/08/flexible-flyer-fun.html
I show it here as a bar,
red wagon repurposed table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/08/flexible-flyer-fun.html
but what about as a potting table or planter?  It would work in a bathroom for towels and lotions, on a front porch with seasonal items (how cute could it be at Christmas ti
me?), or in the kitchen to hold bowls and cookbooks? Find more ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.
red wagon repurposed table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012/08/flexible-flyer-fun.html


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

Hello, happy mid-week!  If you haven't done so already, check out my previous post and enter my giveaway--just a little impromptu thing to celebrate almost fall.  And then check out some of last week's wonderful links, link up this week, and visit some of the new links.  Wow, I must be feeling bossy giving you a whole list of things to do.  Don't worry, my kids are feeling he same way with my last minute summer project list.
Beautiful Makeover by The Blissful Bee

Lovely flower box from Welcome to Cheltenham Road

Learn from Blissfully Ever After how to turn a coffee table into a desk.

Mmm, perfect sandwich in my eyes, from Just Us Four

Knick of Time's gorgeous table

Charming, chippy chair from Living a Redeemed Life

Pretty in pink from Shabby Gals


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, August 20, 2012

Fall...and a Giveaway!

While it is not fall yet, I feel it in the Montana air--cooler nights, leaves beginning to turn, football games.  I love fall, it is my favorite season.  This fall is the first one in 25 years that I am not busy preparing a classroom for a new school year...and that is as it should be.  I love the kids, but know that I was ready to move on and let junk and furniture occupy my time and thoughts.  And I am also ready for my kids to get back to school, back into a schedule, ready to reclaim my kitchen and family room.  Ah yes, fall is good.  Here is some fall inspiration for you:
Cute Fall outfit 
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup using Chobani Greek Yogurt! 

cozy blanket 
Football!

football football football 
What is your favorite season and why?  One lucky responder will win a fall crate from me (similar to this one in fall colors)--perfect for pumpkins, apples, and other fun fall decor!  2 ways to enter: 1 entry for telling me your favorite season and why and 1 entry for sharing this on your blog.  Be sure to leave a link to your post mentioning my giveaway.  Giveaway ends Thursday, August 23 at noon, mountain time. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ottodrawertastic!

I have been known to make up words so why not ottodrawertastic to describe this project?
 I used one of 12 waterbed drawers hubby had bought me at a garage sale to make this ottoman.
I added legs from a bunk bed post and a plywood top with 2x4's inside so the lid would fit tight without moving around.
A padded top completed this ottodrawertastic project!
Linking up at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.
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