Friday, March 27, 2015

Project Challenge--Linen/Leather Fabric, Stenciled Pillows, + a Link Party

Hello all, welcome to our third project challenge! This month's challenge was to create something from linen or leather fabric and six of us bloggers put ourselves to the challenge (I see we all chose linen).  This month you can link up your own challenge projects--something made from linen or leather fabric.
linen, stencils, paint, pillow, old sign, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/03/project-challenge-linenleather-fabric.html
As you know, I am more of a paint and wood girl, so this was a bit of a thinker for me.  But, I found a way to use paint still when I stenciled these "linen" pillows I made.
pillows, farmers market, coffee sign, stencil, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/03/project-challenge-linenleather-fabric.html

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Farmers' Market Coat Hook

Don't you just love shopping at the Farmers' Market?  Fresh veggies, homemade goodies, people talking to neighbors and others in their community--all make a Farmers' Market a special place and experience.

I have sold my furniture at our local market for 14 years now, and while the market here in Southwest Montana won't get going until June, I am getting in the "Market Mood" with this vintage inspired sign and coat hook.
fusion mineral paint, stencil, coat hook, funky junk interiors, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/03/farmers-market-coat-hook.html
This is a very quick project, thanks to the fabulous stencil from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors.  After designing signs for years, Donna is making it easy for the rest of us with a line of stencils.  These stencils are HIGH QUALITY, reusable stencils that I know will last for years.  They are reminiscent of old time signs with fabulous fonts and endless possibilities.
(Tomorrow I will show you another project made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils.)

I started with a board I had, this was from a cabinet I think.  I painted it with Fusion Mineral Paint in the Ceramic color.  I then stenciled the Farmers' Market in white, distressed it a little, and added white hooks.
stencil, hooks, sign, vintage, paint, mineral paint, kitchen, apron, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/03/farmers-market-coat-hook.html
I love it in the kitchen for aprons, a cooking cap (made by my daughter for home ec.), and towels, but it would be equally as cute in an entry for bags and coats.
old sign, vintage, fusion mineral paint, stencil, coat hook, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/03/farmers-market-coat-hook.html
Besides sharing another stencil project tomorrow in my project challenge, you are invited to participate in our Project Challenge by linking up something that fits this month's challenge--LEATHER OR LINEN fabric.  So , get busy on a fun project using one of these materials and come back tomorrow! 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the 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.
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At the Vintage Inspiration Party, your links will show up on 4 different blogs, giving you four times the exposure!


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These beautiful four ladies are your hosts and guides in all things vintage and they have been busy this week too. Look at their favorite posts from last week.
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Dressed up Hangers
Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence - Pussy Willows DIY
Angie @ Knick of Time -Antique Sewing Machine
Marianne @ Songbird - Hanging Bottles Display

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

#BestofDIY--Spring Pussy Willows

Welcome to the #BestofDIY spring party!  25 home bloggers sharing 25 DIY projects.  Be sure to take the time to visit each one, you won't be disappointed!
beyond the picket fence, spring, mantel, projects http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/03/bestofdiy-spring-pussy-willows.html
It was time to spring up my mantel and built-in shelf.  My painted ice cream bucket filled with bare branches needed a touch of spring.
spring, paint, pussy willows, branches, mantel, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/03/bestofdiy-spring-pussy-willows.html

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party


Welcome back to the 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.


This is the party where your links show up on 4 blogs, giving you 4x the exposure!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Spring Mantel--Tweet, Tweet

Spring is in the air...or at least it is here in Montana.  And that is an unusual thing to be able to say.  Usually spring in Montana is my least favorite season of the year because it usually just means more snow.

But, this year we have had spring weather--wind, sun, 50's and 60's.  And while our low snow pack does not bode well for fire season, I am loving experiencing a "real" spring.
mantel, spring, reclaimed wood, bird, art, Beyond The Picket Fence,http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/03/spring-mantel-tweet-tweet.html
Today, it was time to SPRING UP! the mantel.  
easy art, reclaimed wood, spring, bird, mantel, beyond the picket fence

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome to the 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.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Just Paint It!

Happy Monday, what are you up to?  Me? I am doing some painting and decided in case you were inspired to paint this week also, I would share a few prior paint technique posts.  

Peeling paint technique using a candle