Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Hi there special VIPs! Ready to rumble, ready to go thrifting, ready to be swooned? Ok then, welcome to this weeks edition of the Vintage Inspiration Party.   At the Vintage Inspiration Party, your links will show up on 4 different blogs!
Vintage Inspiration Party
 
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
  vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.   I really love having this party at my blog. It is such a good reminder of what a little creativity can do, and I love seeing all these new uses for otherwise discarded items. Anyway let's stop talking and let's start celebrating. I have the honor of bringing today's specials to the festivities. So here are my favorites of the week:

Embroidery Map

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Christmas is Coming

Ok, I know, it is September... please don't jump all over me.  And I love the fall holidays and I am not trying to rush things.  

BUT, yes that is a big but (and you know they don't lie) if you want to make things for Christmas, the time to start is NOW! 

I know you want to have a stress free holiday season this year.  I know you have made it a goal to make more things to decorate your home or as gifts.  I know you want to strat early so you can relax and enjoy the season.  And with those things that I now, I also know you need to start now.

No, really.  Seriously.  Would I kid you?  

I have started making things that I won't be showing you until my annual 12 Days of Christmas in November.  Sorry...but, I will show you 4 of my favorite past projects that you can make now.  You SHOULD make now.  Come December you will be happy you do!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Link Party.  We're so happy to have you partying with us!  This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.


When you link up here at Vintage Inspiration Party your links will be seen on all 4 blogs!!

The features this week were chosen by Betsy at My Salvaged Treasures.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Happy Vintage Inspiration Party Day.  We are so glad you are here, thanks for joining us!
Your links will show up on all 4 blogs-- we can't wait to see what you have to share!




 The features this week were chosen by Becky at Beyond The Picket Fence
D.D.'s Cottage and Design shared the sweetest dresser. 

Updating the Outdated

Do you ever feel out of date?  No doubt if you have teenagers the answer is a resounding YES!  Oh, it might be the clothing that you are sure you just bought a year or two ago (when in reality it was 10+) or the music that you actually know the words to or the phrases and slang that you try to use to be hip, only to be told that NO ONE says that anymore.

Well, besides what you wear or listen to or say, you may have out of date furniture in your life.  But, never fear, unlike your Hammer pants or BIG hair this kind of out of date is fixable.

update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

Here are a few things I was able to update with a little paint and wood.  Click on links to see the details.

update outdated furniture http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/updating-outdated.html

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Drifting HOME

When I try to think up new titles for my blog posts, I often come up with something that leads me to a topic that has nothing to do with my project.  Such is the case when I chose this title, Drifting Home.  

It made me think of my oldest, and although he is not drifting back at home at this moment, he has a few times since graduating high school.  The late teens, early twenties is a different and at times challenging age to parent.  

My son is still in the process of finding himself (aren't we all) and has yet to decide on a career he wants to pursue.  This has meant that when he has be in between jobs, he has drifted back home to reevaluate.  I am happy it is a safe place for him and that he feels that he can still come home at times.  We recently thought he was going to be drifting our way again, but as of now, he is staying put, working it out--life and the hard questions and we are happy for that too.

And, now that we have digressed, let's get on to the "drifting home" project:
Driftwood Home Coat Hook http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/drifting-home.html

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Link Party



Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party! We’re glad you joined us!
Vintage Inspiration Party
We had an awesome party last week and picking features was no easy job. The features this week were chosen by Angie @ Knick of Time
Your links will show up on all 4 blogs, so we can't wait to see what you have to share!
Let’s take a look at this week’s features!
Penny's Vintage Home repurposed an Antique Ladder as an art easel!
Vintage, Repurposed and Antique Decor Link Party

Friday, September 5, 2014

Easing Into Fall Mantel

If you have read my blog at all, you know I have declared my love for fall and indeed September is not disappointing.  It was a frosty 33 degrees this morning and 70 degrees right now--perfect!  But, while I adore the season, I am not quite ready for pumpkins and gourds, but my mantel (aka, built in shelf) was ready for a little fall decor.
Fall Mantel http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/easing-into-fall-mantel.html
 Last year I shared 5 ways to use junk in your decor when I shared my pumpkin filled shelf HERE.  I used those same principles to decorate my "easing into fall" shelf.
Fall Mantel http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/09/easing-into-fall-mantel.html

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Hello my lovelies, Today is a special day, because We Are Gonna Partieeeeee! We are having a vintage party, at the nest today.   Welcome to the Vintage Inspiration Party, where your links will show up on 4 different blogs! 
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This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
  vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.   

 I have joined up with some awesome vintage treasure hunting ladies, who all do a mean job of upcycling those beauties too. And we have a link party that will be running on all of our blogs. 

Here are some lovely features from last week's party!
 Paris themed hutch makeover  
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