Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Under $100 Linky Party

Welcome to my Under $100 Linky Party--a place to link up all of your ideas that cost less than a $100 to complete. Tonight's party is sponsored by Twice Loved Treasures--isn't that a great name?  She has some fabulous things on her blog like this project:

Look at some of this fabulous stuff from Betsy.
Giant dominoes,
Large Wooden Dominos
fantastic signs,
Beach Fixes Everything Artwork
Adorable clothes pin holders!
Clothes Pin Holder
and you have the chance to win a rustic, weathered WELCOME sign similar to this:
Custom Rustic Welcome Sign
To win you need to visit Betsy's Etsy shop HERE and look around and come back and tell us what you like. For a second entry, like her facebook page HERE and come back and tell us you did!

Thanks Betsy for supporting the Under $100 Linky Party, now on to some great links from last week.

DIY With Jen and B shared a great guy's bathroom
Stunning stool from TwelveOEight
Repurposed-Life shared a wonderful bakers rack remake.
Bakers Rack Turned Coffee Station
Design Dreams shared how to add a chunky frame to an inexpensive mirror.
Perfect pallet wine rack from The Kurtz Corner
Knick of Time's fantastic pantry
Think Spring with Down to Earth Style
I look forward to seeing 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.
7.  Please do NOT link up the same thing week after week--keep it fresh!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Wedding Luggage

A not so white anymore Samsonite piece of luggage became a fun chalkboard.  A little Annie Sloan Decorative Chalk Paint in Old Ochre and some chalkboard paint was all it took.
We have been selling a lot of junky stuff and antiques for brides.  I thought this would be a good way to thank guests, but would work in an entry or on a front porch too. 


Friday, February 22, 2013

Pallet Bookshelf & Crafting with Wood Pallets

Oh my goodness, my book has shipped to the warehouse and will be shipping to retailers soon.  Retailers will include Barnes and noble, Amazon, Walmart, Sam's Club, Books-a-Million and several independent bookstores.  I am humbled and ever so grateful for this opportunity.  Here is a sneak peek at the back cover:

And here is a past pallet project that is one of my favorites!

Using only pallet wood (except the red X on the back), I made this little bookshelf:
pallet bookshelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/02/pallet-bookshelf.html
I used small pieces for shelf supports,
pallet bookshelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/02/pallet-bookshelf.html
and 2 pieces of the pallet wood to make the shelves.
pallet bookshelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/02/pallet-bookshelf.html
Some fun paint,
pallet bookshelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/02/pallet-bookshelf.html


pallet bookshelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/02/pallet-bookshelf.html
and a red X made from baseboard,
pallet bookshelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/02/pallet-bookshelf.html
and I have a shelf that will work in the kitchen, bathroom, a bedroom, or anywhere.
pallet bookshelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2013/02/pallet-bookshelf.html

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Under $100 Linky Party!

Happy Wednesday--hope you are over the hump and sliding nicely into the weekend.  Here are some lovely links from last week to put a smile on your face.
Love this simple frame from a.steed's.life
Places We've Lived Scrap Wood Frame
Great red details on Monday Morning Press' cabinet makeover
opeb_web
Zefi's Blog shared a fun sign made from an old toolbox.
Oh my goodness, these brownies from SteakNPotatoes Kinda Gurl look like heaven to me!
Shabby Girls shared a cute dollar store map.
AHOY mates from Inspiration For Moms
Get your magazines organized with Erin Branscom
bannermag

I look forward to seeing 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.
7.  Please do NOT link up the same thing week after week--keep it fresh!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shweet Shutters

I love it when people give me shutters, there are so many things to do with them.  I decided this trio of shutters needed to be the back to an organizational bin.
I joined the shutters together on the back with a board.  I then cut 4 angled pieces to use as the sides of the bins.  No math for me--I just eyeball it, pick an angle on the chop saw and cut.  
A board across the front and the bottom completed the bin.  I painted it yellow and blue.  I love how the distressing came out.
I added some chalkboard pieces
and hooks to help with the organization.
This would work inside
or outside as a planter for herbs or flowers. Linking up at Funky Junk interiors.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hmmm, You Got Me Thinking

Thinking about what I want to make next...I have been perusing Pinterest, blogs--being inspired by so many talented folks. Remember, Pinterest does not produce or create these things--people do--hard working, creative folks who put their hearts into what they do.  It is important and ethical to try to find the original source of an idea and give credit where credit is due.  Recently a blogging friend let me know that some of my pallet projects were on Style Estate without any link to my blog. After letting them know that it was not ok to use my photos without some credit, they quickly and courteously resolved it and linked to the blog.  I appreciate that.  I understand that sometimes it is hard to find the original source, but it is worth the effort.  I also find it odd and wrong to link up other people's projects in linky parties, even when credit is given.  I have found my projects linked where I have already linked the project myself.  What are you thoughts on this?

Here are a few things that caught my eye and inspired me:
I want to make this table runner from Shanty 2 Chic.
DIY Table Runner
I am thinking about recreating something like this from A Spotted Pony in my entry, for people tack, not horse.
I love using this little part of the pallet--from Recycleart
10 Pallet candle jar decoration in wood pallets 2 accessories  with pallet decoration candle jar
Seaside Interiors pet bed reminds me that I need to bust some pet beds out before the shows I have coming up--they are always an easy sell.
Love this simple planter box from Hipcycle.
Planter made from reclaimed wood.
Time to go build something...stay tuned!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wonderful Windows

Dear Donna at Funky Junk Interiors is featuring old window projects at her weekend linky party so I thought it was a good opportunity to share some of my past window projects.  
This first one was from an old window screen
I added some decorative paper behind these windows to make coat hooks (Wow, my picture taking has come a long way from the early blogging days.).

I decoupaged Dick and Jane book pages to this window:
I made a cabinet with an old window as the door.
I used an old window for my Christmas porch decor.
I adhered glass plates to this old window to make "stained glass".
I made some free art from an old window frame:
And of course my latest craze has been to make these from old windows:


I know I have done other things, but I am not finding those pictures right now.  Off to go build something new--it is an amazing day here!




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