Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween. Busy day, still coughing, thrilled to get an extra hour of sleep tonight! Here is the only trick-or-treater in my house this year. I made this Twister costume for the sweet girl. Very easy--I sewed it but you could use colored duct tape to put it together too.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner

Look at these adorable jack-o-lantern gourds I won from Snowman Hill. Aren't they adorable? Check out their blog!

I also have been blessed to receive a couple of fun awards. This one from Junk-It Junction:

And this great one from Room Remix:

Please check these wonderful ladies out! I have a hard time passing these on, because I love you all. So instead, do me a favor and comment on 5 people's blogs today--make someone's day a little brighter. Thanks!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Drawer Shelf

Here is a little shelf I made from a lonely drawer, some scrap wood, and some scrapbook paper. Very quick and easy!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Painted Pumpkins

Thanks for all of your well wishes and sweet comments on my wreath and blog.

So for these I started with your basic fake pumpkins, spray painted them with oiled bronze spray paint. It was too black-- I dry-brushed bronze craft paint over the top and then added details in cream. I think my address pumpkins need a little vine or something around them, but it has to be good looking, nothing too fake.

PS--All of a sudden my pictures show up as HTML code when I am typing up my post and my font is different, but it all posts fine. Anyone know why and how to change it back? Thanks!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fall Wreath

fall wreath at Beyond The Picket Fence

Restlessness got the best of me. I scrounged up some old stuff to make this fall wreath. I liked the silver platter in the middle, it reflects the light well.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Oink Oink--Be Back Soon!

Swine flu has hit our house and schools. Hubby, teenage son, I have it. Hubby and I have milder cases, but uhg, the cough! Stay tuned... (This is showing up in different font--won't let me change it, too sick to care Ü.)

Now daughter has it too! The aches are the worse part! Hubby and teenager doing better.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Starting to Look Like Fall

I am slowly getting a little fall decorating done. I wanted to add pops of burnt orange to my blue and brown color scheme that lives in my family room. I used the orange spray paint on this candlestick and plaque thingy. I couldn’t find a burnt orange, so just used the bright orange and then put stain over the top. Some of the orange rubbed off on the candlestick and the original gold popped through, which I liked. The brown ceramic pumpkin came from Ross for $2.99.

I still want to paint the thrift store vase a more sea blue, but couldn’t find a spray paint in that color. However, I did just find one at Michaels yesterday, but I was too cheap to buy it at full price, so I am waiting for a coupon. I added the little pumpkins around the lamp. Today, maybe, I am working on painting some fake pumpkins. Hope to show those to you soon. BTW—I decided to go with chalkboard paint on my wine rack, thanks all for the suggestion. I haven’t done it yet though. Happy fall! I might be ready to decorate for Christmas soon, we have already had snow and are supposed to get 2-5 inches Sunday and Monday—argh!