Friday, May 31, 2013

A Simple Side Table

I made this simple side table using a stool base and a lazy Susan top.
This stool was the type with a particle board/vinyl covered seat--not high quality, but the base is real wood and solid enough.  The lazy Susan top only needed the twisitng base removed (and saved for another project) and then I attached it to the stool legs to the top with screws.
I used my Cricut and some vinyl to make the pattern on top, painted over it and then removed the vinyl, sanded a bit and used stain over it all.


 I did paint the base as well.
Simple and the perfect side for a chair or couch or on the porch.
Find more ideas at Funky Junk Interiors

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Under $100 Linky Party

Happy almost summer!  Are your kids out of school yet?  Mine have a week left.  Then the whirlwind of camps and activities will start.  With that in mind I have decided that this will be the last linky party until fall.  Summer is just too unplanned and unscheduled with too many days away from the computer.  I hope you will continue to visit my blog and see what I am up to.  I do plan and hope to post more than I have in the past month or so.  Thanks for always supporting my blog--it means the world to me!  I will still feature some great links from this week next week and might throw in a surprise linky party every now and then.  Okay? Okay!  Now for some features from last week:
Adorable bathroom ideas from Chipping With Charm
Art Is Beauty saved this buffet--beautiful!
The Learner Observer shared her gallery wall
Living Room Gallery Wall - The Learner Observer
Scrap wood verse from Hey Little Mother
Scrap Wood Bible Verse Sign
Strawberry burritos from My Thought For Thought
Easy Strawberry Burrito
Fun alternative to fresh flowers from A Spoonful of Crafts
Knick of Time's sweet sign

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.



Saturday, May 25, 2013

Potting Bench Inspiration

I know--I have been missing in action recently.  The truth is that I have not been painting/building too much and I have always found it difficult to know what else to post when I am not showing you what I am creating.  I have been busy working in the yard and the house.  This weekend I am in Yellowstone for a little rest and rejuvenation.  
When I do get home and back to work I want to build ANOTHER potting bench--they always sell.  This morning I am perusing Pinterest for new ideas.  Here are a few that caught my eye:

I am not sure who originally created this beauty--love the rusted iron work on there!
Fun reuse of salvaged windows, picket fence from Homeroad

Fun, bright colors from Better Homes and Gardens.
So much storage with this bench
Fantastic tin awning on this one from Harterum Blogg
Well, those get my head thinking...off to see more of this and that!



Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Under $100 Linky Party

I am sure like me, you all have been watching the heart wrenching images from Oklahoma. Our prayers continue to go out to everyone who is suffering from this disaster.  It sure puts things in perspective, doesn't it?  And while our lives go on, for some it will never be the same.  So, I just wanted to start tonight's linky party with the important stuff--prayers and thoughts for all who were in the path of the tornado.

Here are some links from last week:
Little Brags' patio
One More Time's succulent chandelier
So many lovely garden ideas at Penny's Vintage Home
Our Thrifty Nest of 7's front porch hutch
This Silly Girl's Life crockpot pulled pork
Crock Pot Pulled Pork Taquitos
Pretty pillow from Vixen Made

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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Under $100 Linky Party

Happy Wednesday Night!  How is the weather in your neck of the woods? It as been so hot here, we already have wildfires going.  Pray for rain for us, we need it! Thank you.  And check out these great links from last week:
DIY ribbon rack from Mandy Jean Chic
Sofa table from Twice Loved Treasures
Cherry braid from The Princess and Her Cowboys
Cherry Braid
Container Gardens from An Extraordinary Day
A trio of color make a lovely container garden : Create an Extraordinary Container Garden
VMG206 shared a sweet photo charm necklace
Crate desk organizer from Denise on a Whim

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, May 13, 2013

Drawer Shelf For a Fickle Pre-Teen

If my 11 year old daughter had her way, she'd change her room scheme every six months--not going to happen.  We do however always seem to be adding here and there to it.  The latest addition is this shelf unit made form old drawers.
She has a narrow wall between her bedroom door and closet door so this was the perfect spot for a small shelf.  
I painted the outside of the drawers white 
and the inside in bright colors to match her bedding.
I screwed the drawers to each other and added one long screw into a stud to secure the unit to the wall.  She stylized the shelves.
I like the extra ledges created by offsetting the drawers--perfect for this little mouse,
and my daughter's sand collection.
Her room is not clean right now, but here are some glimpses--one wall has inspirational words and polka dots,
She loves her Paris poster.
I made her L shaped pallet beds (the beds are really messy, but you can see the color here).
This is her art wall,
and the top of her dresser arranged just so.
Her dresser is white with bright colored drawers,
hooks are a lifesaver in a kid's room.
She loves drawing different things on her chalkboard.
It is a happy room and when everything except the bedding is recreated from a thrift store or made from leftover parts and pieces, I guess we can afford to change it up often (I have told her every 2 years).
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