Monday, October 31, 2016

Rustic Industrial Chest of Drawers

Dresser?  Chest of Drawers? Whatever you call it, this little one got an easy makeover. 
rustic, industrial, dresser, farmhouse, fusion mineral paint, makeover, https://goo.gl/rWEFUZ
It was pretty wobbly, so the first order of business was to secure it by adding screws to the front braces that run above each drawer (or below it, depending on how you look at it).  I did this by countersinking screws into the braces and into the sides of the chest of drawers. 
rustic, dresser, industrial, farmhouse, fusion mineral paint, cabin decor, boys room, https://goo.gl/rWEFUZ
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Verses

inspiring verse, bible verse, God's word, peace, fall photography, mending fences, http://www.beyondthepicket-fence.com/2016/10/sunday-verses_30.html
Happy Sunday! We are called to live in peace with each other. But, as the election draws near (no worries, I am NOT getting political here), I am seeing tempers flaring, hurtful words being said, anger and differences that are resulting in broken fences between people. And, it reminds me how often we let differences come between us and how often we allow the "broken fences" to go without repair. God wants us to mend those fences, to heal those damaged relationships, and to work toward living peacefully with one another. This week let's take a step to heal a broken relationship, even if it is a baby step, and work towards living in peace with each other.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pallet Wood+Drawer=Kitchen Island

There is just something about building kitchen islands that I seem to like.  
kitchen islands, pallet wood, repurposed drawer, bar, rustic, farmhouse decor, build it, DIY, https://goo.gl/Y5pVhA
So, when I spied this odd drawer sitting in a corner of the workshop (it is from our media area and once held video tapes--the previous owners left them),
upcycled, old drawer, kitchen island, https://goo.gl/Y5pVhA
I knew it would work great for the bottom of an island/bar/shelf.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Pallet Buster + A Pallet Stool

Y'all know I love pallets!  

The number one question I get about pallets is, "How do you take them apart?"  And in my book Crafting with Wood Pallets I share how I use a sawzall to cut pallets apart. This method works great when you have two people and if you are okay with the nail heads being left in the wood.
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pallet wood, pallet buster, pallet tool, https://goo.gl/bs9kVq
But, sometimes (ok, often times) I need a pallet disassembled and I am the only one at home.  And sometimes I don't want the nail heads in the wood.  In comes the PALLET BUSTER!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Verses

Happy Sunday! The line "My chains are gone, I have been set free" from Amazing Grace has been going through my head lately. How often do we (ME!) live our lives like we are still in chains and as if Christ did nothing for us on the cross? We forget his grace and sacrifice that save us, and instead choose to walk around shackled to our past mistakes, weighted down with our problems and shortcomings. We live with shame and guilt rather than freedom and forgiveness. Let's break the chains to those hardships and battles that keep us from fully experiencing Jesus's unconditional love. Today, give it to God, let it go, and know God's peace.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oh So Thankful FREE Printable

I had so much fun making the last printable for you that I decided to make more.

This one is perfect for Thanksgiving,
fall printable, Thanksgiving printable, so thankful, hostess gift, barnwood frame, https://goo.gl/VHH6hq
and would make a great hostess gift if you are gathering at someone else's home for the holidays!  So many ways to use this.  I kept my project simple...

Friday, October 21, 2016

Delightful Dresser

When a friend asked me if I wanted to buy some project dressers (four total) that she had not been able to get to, I jumped on it.  Good, decent dressers are becoming harder and harder to find.
dresser makeover, oak dresser, before, fusion mineral paint, https://goo.gl/zxVDy0
Here is the first one I took from dumpy to delightful!
farmhouse dresser, fusion mineral paint, furniture upcycle, paint makeover, https://goo.gl/zxVDy0
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday Verses

Happy Sunday! On vacation this summer, we walked through a forested area near my aunt's home in Portland. I loved all the green, especially the ivy growing up many of the trees. But, while it looked lovely, I learned that it is horrible for the trees and will eventually kill them. The ivy made me think about those things in life that "look pretty" and seem good, but really aren't. Daily, we are bombarded with things that appear great, but they are actually harmful. Thankfully, God gives us discernment to guide our decisions and choices. The more time we spend with Jesus in prayer and reading his Word, the easier it becomes to discern the good from the bad. This week, let's try to seek God more and listen to the Holy Spirit so that we make decisions that honor Him.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Easy Side Table

I have been making (and selling) quite a few simple side tables lately.  They are quick and easy and just one of those pieces of furniture that I think people can never have enough of.
rustic, side table, end table, barnwood, farmhouse, DIY, https://goo.gl/HQ8AGd

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Simple Pallet Table/Shelf

Pallets, your possibilities are endless!  
pallets, table, shelf, reclaimed wood, salved, http://www.beyondthepicket-fence.com/2016/10/simple-pallet-tableshelf.html
And when a customer was looking for a narrow table/shelf, pallets came through with this quick and easy build.
pallets, shelf, table, rustic, farmhouse, http://www.beyondthepicket-fence.com/2016/10/simple-pallet-tableshelf.html

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Monday, October 10, 2016

Give Thanks FREE Printable Project

I want all my readers to know I am thankful for you--thankful that you take the time to read my blog, to comment, to share on Facebook and other social media platforms.  
fall, printable, give thanks, fall leaves, fall sign, https://goo.gl/JLG2gQ
And to show my thankfulness I wanted to share with you a FREE printable photograph for the fall season HERE  (the printable version doe NOT have my watermark on it).
fall photo, give thanks sign, free printable, https://goo.gl/JLG2gQ

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Sunday Verses

Happy Sunday! This fall I have seen a picture of fall leaves that says, "Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let go."  It reminded me of this verse from Isaiah.  Folks, we love to hang onto to all kinds of things that Jesus wants us to let go of--anger and resentment, guilt and shame, bad habits, unhealthy relationships--the list could go on and on.  The work Jesus did on the cross allows us to let go of the old things, to forget them, and to look forward to new and better things.  It is not easy to let go of the old and familiar, even if it is painful, because it is comfortable and what we know.  The new is unknown and can be scary.  But, I promise you, if you give it to Jesus, if you let it go, it will be beautiful and God will work something new and wonderful in your life. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thrift Store Chair Makeover

A week or so ago I discussed thrift stores and how even though they have gotten pricey, I still can and do find bargains,

like this $7 chair (I also got the mirror on it for $4). This was most likely originally from Pottery Barn or Pier 1 and had a slick, fakey, paint finish on it.  
thrift store, chair, makeover, before, fusion mineral paint, https://goo.gl/Jlx9EA

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Talk of the Town Link Party

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Verses

God's Word, Bible verse, inspiring verse, God's Plans, Life's curves, Proverbs, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2016/10/sunday-verses.html
Happy Sunday! Do you ever feel like your life is like this sign--like it is moving along smoothly and then all of sudden a curve is thrown at you that slows you up and changes your course? I think we all realize that unexpected things are bound to happen, but they still catch us off guard and are challenging to maneuver through. Here's the thing--God KNOWS the curves are coming, he KNOWS what lies ahead around the corner. And because He KNOWS and determines our steps, we do not need to be fearful of the changes and the unexpected turns. We need to trust his plans, trust that even though our path may be different than we planned, He loves us knows what we need. When we believe this, life's twists and turns may slow us down, but we can be at peace, knowing God has determined our path.
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