Saturday, October 25, 2014

Window Chalkboard

When you are in the junking business, junk tends to find its way into your life.  Such was the case recently when a friend from high school who now lives in Oklahoma saw that a friend of hers in our hometown was throwing out 1940's windows. My friend contacted me, a few more connections got involved and I ended up with a nice pile of old windows.  I made an easy project with the first one.
Window Chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/window-chhalkboard.html
The glass was broken in most of the windows.   I added a thin piece of beadboard to the back of this, painted with chalkboard paint.  
Window Chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/window-chhalkboard.html
I left the window sash the color it was, a nice grey, and just sanded it a bit to get loose paint off. 
Window Chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/window-chhalkboard.html
I added three hooks that I painted white across the bottom.
Window Chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/window-chhalkboard.html
I am happy when junk falls into my lap and I love giving it new life.
Window Chalkboard http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/window-chhalkboard.html

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Link 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!!

This week it was Betsy's turn to pick the features from last week's party and it sure wasn't easy. Thank you all for sharing your creative ideas, fabulous projects, vintage finds, and for inspiring us every week!

My 1929 Charmer shared her amazing deck reveal.  It's such a cozy space and packed full of vintage charm and beautiful fall decor!

D.D.'s Cottage and Design gave this secretary/desk a makeover with homemade chalk paint.  I love this color with the contrasting white interior.

Itsy Bits and Pieces shared her cottage style guest room that she decorated with some gorgeous and very special treasures.  I love this gallery wall she created with vintage dog pictures.

This wreath made from a drop cloth and embroidery hoop is so clever.  Simply Country Life shares a great tutorial on how to make your own.

Lavender Dreams made this adorable bear out of a quilt that she's had all her life.  The quilt was tattered beyond repair and she finally got up the courage to bring it back to life.

Red Tin Inn created this wonderful hanging basket from an old galvanized feeder and chalkboard paint.  It's so versatile and it could be decorated for any season by simply changing out the Christmas decor and chalkboard greeting.

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.

Link Party Guidelines
- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to Beyond The Picket Fence within your post.  You can grab the party button from my sidebar or use a text link. 
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.

Let's get this party started and see what you all have to share!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Leftovers

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin--pies and muffins, cookies and lattes!  Yum, but oh so fattening.  These pumpkin leftovers have 0 calories!
reclaimed wood pumpkin http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpkin-leftovers.html
Remember my pumpkin wall art HERE?
reclaimed wood pumpkin http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpkin-leftovers.html
 When I cut out the pumpkin halves for the front part of this, I had two pumpkin halves. Due to the way I had to cut the pumpkin out, I had to cut off the stem part.  But that still left two perfectly plump pumpkin parts.
reclaimed wood pumpkin http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpkin-leftovers.html
 I joined them together with wood on the back and added a driftwood stem the same way.
reclaimed wood pumpkin http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpkin-leftovers.html
A little orange paint and  some sanding a wax finished up this leftover pumpkin! 
reclaimed wood pumpkin http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/pumpkin-leftovers.html


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Barn Wood Sofa Table

Sometimes, I talk to wood and visa-versa, it talks to me.  I can pick up a piece of reclaimed barn wood and it tells me what it wants to be.  Such was the case with this sofa table.
reclaimed barn wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/barn-wood-sofa-table.html
When I grabbed this piece of lovely, warped, gouged, and imperfect slab of barn wood out of a pile I knew it would make a lovely sofa table top.
reclaimed barn wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/barn-wood-sofa-table.html
The construction was easy--I added some long front apron pieces to some 2x8's.
reclaimed barn wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/barn-wood-sofa-table.html
A shelf on the bottom helps to sturdy and square up the table and is a great place for baskets.
reclaimed barn wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/barn-wood-sofa-table.html
I secured the top from the underside.  A sanding, some grey paint on the legs and apron, and stain finished the look.
reclaimed barn wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/barn-wood-sofa-table.html
I love the scratches and dings on the table top and the beautiful, aged wood patina.
reclaimed barn wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/barn-wood-sofa-table.html
A simple build for a versatile table--this works wonderfully behind a sofa, in an entry, as a buffet in the dining room, even the dog approves. Does reclaimed wood speak to you?

Not only am I sharing this table, but I'd also like to share a few of my favorite bloggers.  Grab a cup of tea and take a few minutes (or more!) to visit them and say hi!
 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Link 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!!

This week's features were chosen by Becky at Beyond The Picket Fence

i love the simplicity of this framed kitchenware from Organized Clutter

Past, Present, and Patina turned a laundry cart into a fantastic, industrial styled table.

Scavenger Chic shows us how to make a wood counter--love the look and the price!

An easy, unique fall wreath from Meegan Makes

I love a corner Hutch and Happy at Home gave this one a beautiful makeover.


My 1929's Charmer shared some lovely junkin' finds--I adore these toolboxes.

 
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.

Link Party Guidelines
- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
- Pin away, but please be sure to pin directly from the original source, not from my blog.
- Be sure to have a visible link to Beyond The Picket Fence within your post.  You can grab the party button from my sidebar or use a text link. 
- By linking up with the Vintage Inspiration Party you agree that your photos and links may be shared on Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media sites. You may be included in a round up to promote the party or individually with a link back to you. We love what you share and the extra exposure is a benefit to everyone.

We can't wait to be inspired by YOU!


The Center of Attention

What is the center of attention on your Christmas table?  Why the centerpiece of course.  
Christmas centerpiece ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-center-of-attention.html
Today I am outling and planning my 12 days of Christmas posts that I will be bringing you in November.  And right now I am thinking centerpieces, what will I do this year?  Here are a few Christmas centerpieces past for inspiration:

Last year I used a berry sieve--I liked the height it provided!
Christmas centerpiece ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-center-of-attention.html
A favorite red toolbox worked one year.
Christmas centerpiece ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-center-of-attention.html
A doll cradle and antlers provided the perfect white Christmas centerpiece.
Christmas centerpiece ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-center-of-attention.html
Milk glass and an old Libby's food crate have graced my Christmas table too.
Christmas centerpiece ideas http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-center-of-attention.html

For me the perfect centerpiece starts with the perfect container to build the centerpiece around.  And while the fresh greens will wait until December, I look forward to gathering "centerpiecey" supplies today and creating something fun and new for this year's Christmas table. What do you use for a Christmas centerpiece?

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Less, More Bulletin Board

There are some things we need to do less and some we need to do more.  I decided to include a few of my favorites (that I need to work on!!) on a ginormous bulletin board.
Less more inspirational bulletin board http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/10/less-more-bulletin-board.html

Tuesday, October 7, 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!!

This week's features were chosen by Angie at Knick of Time....