Thursday, June 26, 2014

1 Old Cupboard+Reclaimed Wood=2 Cut & Colors

What do you get when you put together an old kitchen upper cupboard and some reclaimed wood?  Why, two "free" cut and colors from my hairdresser of course.
old kitchen cupboard turned storage counter and bar http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/1-old-cupboardreclaimed-wood2-cut-colors.html

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Under $100 Link Party

Thanks so much for linking up--to those who link up week to week or those who are occassional linkers or for first time link ups--thank you!  I appreciate you sharing with us..  Please remember to give a little comment/share love to other's links, we all appreciate it!  Here are some great ones from last week:

Knick of Time's amazing guest cottage--you have to see all the pictures!
Repurposed Ladder Shelf via Knick of Time
Vintage Suitcase bar from Made In a Day

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I Will Take Mine on the Side--Fun Table Ideas

Side table?  End table?  Occassional table?  

Whatever you call it, I like a good, smalle table to sit next to a chair or couch.  Who doesn't need a place to set a cold drink or a warm cup of coffee, a remote, and a great book?  
Fun side table ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/i-will-take-mine-on-side-fun-table-ideas.html

Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer "Mantel" & Old Faded Book Page Flag

It is almost the 4th of July (okay, 2 weeks away, but that is pretty darn close) to almost and that means it is time to decorate for the fourth.  So last night while not sleeping I came up with this giant flag idea for my "mantel", aka, shelf.
flag, 4th of July, old books, mantel, summer, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/summer-mantel-old-faded-book-page-flag.html

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Under $100 Link Party

Ah, I survived my show and had a blast on the day of.  I hate to say survive, because I do love creating for them, setting up and selling at them.  But, as I said, this one ended up landing in the middle of a fairly high stress time in our life so sometimes survival feels likes the mode I was in.

Now, I am in summer relaxation mode.  Lazy mornings on the porch, late nights working in the garage, and afternoon siesta which hopefully soon will be in the sun, if this cold weather will go away.  What is your favorite thing about summer?

Thanks all who continue to link up each week.  Remember to visit each other's links, share where you linked up so others can join the fun. Please review the "rules"--thanks!   Here are some eye catching links from last week:


Beautiful breadboards from Lovely Weeds
Great coffee sign from Lake Girl Paints--I love her hand painted stuff--so personal and unique!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Crates are Great: A Round-Up of Crate Ideas

Ok, first things first:  it is SNOWING here in Montana.  To be fair, it is not snowing in the valley where I live, but it is an hour away from here, where I was yesterday.  
great crate ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/crates-are-great-round-up-of-crate-ideas.html
I have lived in Montana for 33 years, yet I am still a little shocked to have snow in June.  And with this cool, grey weather comes the motivation of a sloth.  

So here it is, 10:45 AM, I am in pajamas, curled up with a blanket, a large cup of jo, and the computer. My house is still in post show disaster mode and I don't care--I will get on it in a bit, after one more cup.  

And while perusing and thinking ahead to what I want to work on this week, I decided it was a good day to show you some of my past crate projects. Crates are so versatile and fun!  If you find a good used one, you have a real treasure.  Crates can be created too!  Let me know which is your favorite!
great crate ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/crates-are-great-round-up-of-crate-ideas.html

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Potting Bench Challenge

Ah, I survived my show and had a fun day of selling, seeing friends, chatting, and finally relaxing. As part of this show, Junk Fest, the show organizers gave 6 of us junkers an old cast iron sink and challenged us to make a potting bench with it.  Here is what I came up with:
reclaimed wood potting bench http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/potting-bench-challenge.html

Sunday Verses



Saturday, June 14, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Simple Hall Tree DIY

A simple hall tree made from a little of this and a little of that is one of those useful pieces that really works hard in an entryway.

a simple hall tree made from reclaimed wood and an old table

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Under $100 Link Party

Oh goodness, I am behind!  Behind what you ask?  I have a big show this Saturday and I am always crazed the week of, but for some reason, I feel more behind and more crazed than normal.  Oh well, what gets done, gets done, and what doesn't, doesn't!  I just hope to get some photos to share with you all.  On to what some of you have been busy with:

Adorable porch decor from Grandparents Plus
1 diy star 0021 300x274 $1 DIY Wooden Star
Rockin' broken rocking chair planter from My Creative Days
The Potential Of A Broken Rocking Chair mycreativedays.com

Monday, June 9, 2014

Mother of 4

Today my son Mason would have been 14 years old.  
Today is the day I remember that I am the mother of 4.  Not that I don't remember him every day in some little way.  But, when people ask, I say I have 3 kids.  I identify myself as a mother of 3. Today though, I celebrate that I have been blessed to have four children.  And although I get the privilege to raise only three of those children, I rejoice knowing my son is being raised by the most perfect parent, Jesus, and I will be blessed to see him again one day.  It is that absolute hope that gives me peace and allows me to say, "It is well with my soul." 

Friday, June 6, 2014

Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy

What movie is that line (my title) from?  Anyone? Anyone? (That is from Ferris Bueller.)  I say it plenty.  I looked up the fishy, fishy line and couldn't find a definitive answer.  Jaws? Shawshank Redemption?  Deuce Bigalow?  Help!


Here is  Becky fun fact--that kind of stuff drives me nuts and can keep me up at night!  The worst is seeing an actor in something and not remembering what else they have been in. Luckily the internet makes it easier to find out those important questions these days so I do not have to be quite so crazy.  
reclaimed salvaged scrap wood fish art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/here-fishy-fishy-fishy.html
But, I digress...What I am trying to say is, I made a fish :).
reclaimed salvaged scrap wood fish art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/here-fishy-fishy-fishy.html
I have made a smaller rainbow fish on a board before--SEE HERE.  This time I made a larger fish with no background board.
reclaimed salvaged scrap wood fish art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/here-fishy-fishy-fishy.html
I have no process pictures because this was a late night, wing it, what am I making, kind of a project. I sketched a fish on a piece of brown paper.  I then placed wood scraps over it and drew with a pencil on the boards the basic angles I needed to cut.  I put it all together with thin board pieces on the back--one long one that runs the length of the fish and smaller ones on the edges of the fish.  I sanded to round out my angles.
reclaimed salvaged scrap wood fish art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/here-fishy-fishy-fishy.html
I painted it and sanded and waxed it.  I think it is fun and whimisical!
reclaimed salvaged scrap wood fish art http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/here-fishy-fishy-fishy.html

Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors and at A Little Clarification.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Under $100 Link Party

School's out for summer!  Are you excited and ready to have kids home or dreading it? 

 I love not having a schedule, love having them around.  

I do not love the constant dishes that they "forget" to put in the diswasher, the constant open kitchen, and the pillows and blankets that do not get picked up in the family room.  Little things I know and worth it to have them around.  

I do start the summer with strict rules--they last about 3 days.  Oh well, I don't sweat any of it too much--good thing I am easy going most of the time!  What rules do you have in the summer?

While you think about those, check out some great links from last week:

Little Brags shared lots of outdoor ideas.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Tale of Two Tables & A Realization

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?  I am still working on that one.  I know what I am passionate about and what I love to do, can do all day and lose track of time doing--and that is creating home decor items from salvaged materials.  I am still working on the making a real living part of it.
a tale of two tables http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-tale-of-two-tables-realization.html
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