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
  My thread loving heart missed a beat over this project. What a cool idea to make a memento of a special roadtrip by embroidering the rout on a map. Thank you Sadie Seasongoods for sharing this.

    Herringbone Wall Unit Makeover   From blah to beautiful. I love the update this little wall unit got with the herringbone pattern on top. Great work from Deb at Seeking Lavender Lane.
Christmas tree from tray

Oh, I know it is still Fall but this little Christmas project was too cute not to share. And he, pine cones are Fall! You'll never guess what Carlene from Organized Clutter used to make this lovely bit of wall decor.   

Simple Farmhouse Fall Decor
 If you know me at all you know I love me some easy, simple and beautiful decorating. And this example of Farmhouse Fall Decor ticks all the boxes for me. See it in more detail at Happy at Home.

Camper hutch
 This piece of furniture is part of of bigger project that is so jealousy inducing I am seeing green. This little vintage hutch is made up from a couple of different treasures. Treasures this particular gal had lingering in her garage. Some garage that must be! Hop on over and check out where this beauty of a vintage hutch is living now on Vintage Lifestylings.

This lovely Fall mantel can be found at An Oregon Cottage. Check out Jami's complete Fall Home Tour. You won't be sorry.

     This project took a lot of vision, and by the looks of it, a lot of hands to build. But what a great outcome! Loving this pallet wood deck island very much. Great job from Val and her family over at Love my DIY Home.   If you were featured here today, feel free to show off this remarkable achievement   
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Now let's get this party going. If you want to join and link up your finds and vintage/ upcycled projects go right ahead. But take a moment to browse the rules first.    
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 (or the other party throwers) within your post (text link is fine) within your post. - 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.

But wait, before you link up, we have some fun news.  The four of us ladies along with some other fabulous gals are joining up to bring you some projects of our own and host a super huge link party.  Join us THIS Sunday evening!

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!
This very EASY star can be made in under 30 minutes.  They make great gifts!

NOEL is quick to put together and makes a great impact either indoors or as outdoor decor.
A scrap wood stocking holder is great for those who did not have a fireplace.
And a simple nativity is a thoughtful gift for someone special.
You can get these 4 things made this week or upcoming weekend.  Think how good it will feel to get a jump start!

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