Friday, April 17, 2015

Storage Solutions

Got storage?  

Let's face it, we live lifestyles that require storage.  We have STUFF and we need places to put it...sigh.

A little storage here, a little storage there--get creative. Here are some of my favorite storage ideas.  Follow the links to see details and tutorials.  
Storage Solutions, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/storage-solutions.html

Tuesday, April 14, 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 week's features should put you in a springy mood. 
Vintage Inspiration Party, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/vintage-inspiration-party_14.html

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Coffee Toolbox

Why yes, that is a strange title.  

But, a coffee toolbox should be a real thing, right?

A special box filled with all the tools you might need to make the perfect cup of coffee, anywhere, anytime. Beans and creams, syrups and mixes--all ready for when you need it.

This coffee toolbox came from a friend who found a few goodies in one of his rentals.  He said, you don't want this, do you?  Um, yes!
toolbox, old sign stencils, paint, coffee, kitchen decor, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/coffee-toolbox.html

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Apple Farm Crate Table

I have been hunkering down, working on the final edits of my book.  But, today I needed  to pause and to just build.  It is good for my soul, and also good for my booth that is needing some attention.  Inspired by Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils, I decided to build a crate table. 
crate, stencils, fusion mineral paint, side table, pallet wood, reclaimed, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/apple-farm-crate-table.html
I started with the wood pieces I wanted for the top. I cut them 23" long, which is a little random, but it seemed like a good size. Measure the width of the pieces for the table top.
build a table, how to, pallet wood, reclaimed wood, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/apple-farm-crate-table.html

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This week's features have all the things I love - book pages, rusty metal and wood!
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.
upcycled decor

Monday, April 6, 2015

Compass

Special orders...hmmm, many of might have other names for them.  

But, I won't get into that because this special order was for a church, and the woman I dealt with was delightful and patient,
wreath, salvaged wood, compass, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/compass.html
AND I really like how it came out, which isn't always the case. It is based on this wreath I made last year for my front door (see details HERE):
porch, front door, reclaimed wood, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/compass.html
This one is larger so I made it a little differently. I used a lazy Susan that I bought at a thrift store. I took it apart and painted the two circles white.
paint, reclaimed wood, wreath, compass, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/compass.html

Friday, April 3, 2015

The Old Rugged Cross

I have been busy, burying myself in some book revisions and retakes.  Today, I paused to make a little Easter item for myself--a rugged cross.
barn wood, cross, Easter, spring decor, front door, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-old-rugged-cross.html