Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

First, and most importantly, let me say my heart and prayers go out to all who have been devastated by Sandy.  Wow, the images are heartbreaking--it sure puts things in perspective in case you have been attending a pity party, at least I know it does for me.  I will continue to pray for healing to the area and people who have had their lives changed forever.

Secondly, and not nearly as important, Happy Halloween.  I have almost forgotten about it.  With a ten year old being the youngest child and the child who has always been the least interested in this day, I don't really get too terribly into Halloween.  I do have loads of candy for the little dears who will be stopping by.  It is suppose to be 65+ today, yeah--often Halloween in Montana means snow boots and snow pants.

Thirdly, my 12 Days of Christmas linky party will start tomorrow night and will remain open.  Make sure you are linking to the right party--this one opens tonight and closes Saturday and is for your under $100 ideas, the other is for Christmas ideas and will stay open through Christmas. 

And finally, it is my pleasure to share some great links from last week:

Chevron boards from Vintage Finds
Down to Earth Style shows you how to upgrade your builder's mantel
Fun chair from The Artful Life
One Creative Couple's furniture distressing techniques
Love Shabby Love's little bench
Recipes We Love seasoning mixes
Beautiful table from Daisy Mae Belle

Looking forward to your links!  {Please remember to read through the guidelines before linking up!

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, October 30, 2012

...And Breathe

Do you ever have to remind yourself to breathe?  I do sometimes, my mind starts to roll and roll, the schedule starts to fill up, the house needs attention,  and somehow in the middle of all the craziness the creative juices flow and all I want to do is create what I want...but I can't.  Breathe...inhale...slowly...deeply.  It will all happen--or won't.  I can write the ideas down and get to them later.  So today I will breathe, I will take the time to notice the little things, I will listen.  Here are a few things I have been doing:

Football--the season ended Saturday with a playoff loss--this is my boy!


Preparing for my 12 Days of Christmas--It starts Thursday night!

and special orders galore--I don't have any pictures of those right now...breathe!




Friday, October 26, 2012

Hooked

I am hooked on chalk paint.  It makes projects like this so quick and easy.  This was a great cupboard door, but I wasn't sure what to do with it.  Because of the two panels, it wasn't goiung to make a great chalkboard or table top.  I decided to use it as a coat hook with something "decorative" in the top panel. 
 I quickly painted the door with Provence chalk paint, no prep remember!  I then free handed one of my favorite sentiments--Live Simply.
I paintred some Hobby Lobby hooks--remember to paint the screws.  The paint on these hooks make them look more authentically vintage.
Quick and easy--like most of my projects.  Oh, did you see my great mustard yellow purse?  I picked it up at Goodwill, brand new, leather, and a Tangnello--they run around $150 or so--I got mine for $15.
Find more ideas at Funky Junk Interiors.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

Oh my, is it really linky party day already?  I almost forgot--on to some great links from last week!
Candy corn pizza from Brie Brie Blooms

Chair from Knot All That I Seam

Paris Grey from the French Hen's Nest

Chipping With Charm's retired garden tools

Subway art tute from Crystelle Boutique
Picture
From Generation to Generations chair makeover

Wine charms and apple cider muffins from Alderberry Hill
064 thumb Orchard  Wine  Glass  Charms  & Spiced  Apple                                                                    Cider  Muffins    {Life n Reflection}

Looking forward to your links!  {Please remember to read through the guidelines before linking up!

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, October 23, 2012

Dumpster Diving Minus the Dumpster

Okay, I didn't dive into a dumpster for this item, but I have been known to do that.  I found this little work table sticking up from a burn pile at the fairgrounds.
Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.htmlIt must have been used in one of the barns--it had some chicken poop on it.  I gave it a good scrubbing and removed the composite top to reveal a wood top.
Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html
I had hoped to leave the white base as it was, but I couldn't get it clean enough.  So I painted it with Annie Sloan Old Ochre and the top with Emperor's Silk.  I had to secure the diagonal crosspiece, but that was all the work that needed to be done to it.
Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html
A little wax and a pew clip
Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html
and spoon added for hooks
Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html
makes it a great island or workspace.
Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html

Dumpster Dive kitchen Island http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2012_10_01_archive.html
I love free, it makes me smile.
Find more ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Ski Sign

Using some of the salvaged wood hubby brought home for me, I made a SKI MT sign that looks like it was found in an old lodge. 
 I simply used chalk to "pencil in" the letters before painting them. 
Quick and easy and rustic--just like Montanas prefer.
What sign would you make with some old salvaged wood? 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

Fall is falling around here and wow, has it ever been blustery which is making the leaves tumble down  They are very pretty, from the warmth and comfort of my home that is. This pretty much sums it up for me:
So yep, watching the leaves fall is what I have been up to (just kidding!).  Here is what you have been doing:

Junk Fest shared these coffee sack chairs
Great tailgate bed from Freddy and Petunia
Sweet polka dots from The Shabby Gals
Pumpkin Pie latte from Lazy Budget Chef
Adorable decor from Knick of Time
Lovely ottomans from Number 53

Looking forward to your links!  {Please remember to read through the guidelines before linking up!

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, October 16, 2012

Coming Soon

Coming soon, starting November 1st, the 12 Days of Christmas at Beyond the Picket Fence, complete with really bad rhymes.  If you look under my holiday tab, you will see some ideas from the past 2 years.  This year my 12 days will include on ongoing linky party for you to link up your Christmas or other winter holiday ideas. I am also starting lots earlier than usual so hopefully you will have time to make some of the ideas.  I can't wait to see what you link up--starting November 1st!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Glacier in the Fall

I am blessed to live in a state that has two national parks.  Earlier in the summer I showed you pictures of Yellowstone.  This past weekend we made a brief visit to Glacier National Park.  I worked in Glacier for two summers when I was in college, and it is definitely one of my happy places.  You can't go very far into the park this time of year, but we did go to Lake McDonald and into Apgar, where I worked.  Here are a few photos--some I am saving for my Sunday Verses.


 
Hubby and I
 
 My son's rock sculpture



Skipping rocks
 
My sweet daughter is growing up so fast!

PS--If you didn't notice, I added a holidays tab with some of my past holiday projects--check them out!


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