Friday, June 26, 2015

Project Challenge: Metal

Hello and happy Friday and welcome to another Project Challenge.  
This month's challenge was metal--sheet or corrugated.
metal, planter, project challenge, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/06/project-challenge-metal.html

Monday, June 22, 2015

Before and Afters

That moment when you realize you do not have any furniture to paint...yep, I had that moment a week and a half ago.  

Due to my getting a house ready to sell frenzy and my get rid of it attitude that included 4 dump loads and 4 thrift store loads, I discovered I had left the paint project cupboards bare.

A few hours spent at garage sales quickly changed that and I had a plethora of before projects. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Vintage Game Table

When I spied a vintage folding metal game table tucked away in a corner of a small antique shop in a little Montana town I fell in love.
metal, rusty, game table, vintage, reclaimed wood, Beyond The Picket Fence, game, table, reclaimed wood, vintage, metal, rusty, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/06/vintage-game-table.html

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Show Preppin'

I am in the midst of "dead week"--you know, the week in college before finals when everything is quiet because students are cramming for tests.  

Except it is not quite that quiet around here--drills are humming, saws are buzzing, paint is flying.

And the test I am cramming for is a show this weekend, Junk Fest!

Friday, June 12, 2015

So, This is Happening...

Sooo... we have wanted a new house for awhile now.  We love our home and our neighbors, but we wanted a shop for me so our cars can stay warm in the winter (instead of my roadside finds and reclaimed wood), a place for our camper to be parked (not allowed in our subdivision), and a little more yard space.

We purchased a lovely, large lot in a nearby subdivision a few years ago.  And, it sat.  We couldn't decide on a house plan.  I knew there would be the inevitable arguments over what I wanted and what was in the budget.  There would be sidewalk, and fence, and sprinklers, and grass to put in.  We sold the lot, thankfully for almost double of what we paid for it.

That left us looking in a market that was increasing and picking up.  And then we found this:

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Colorful, Rustic Bench

I am reposting this because I just made a bench very similar to this one, but the new one is special because it is for a fundraiser for a special girl. You can read about the fundraiser HERE
Taylor is a former student of our small town high school and has always been extra kind to my daughter, helping her with volleyball. She and her two roommates were the victims of a random stabbing attack that occurred a month ago.  Random violence is very rare in Montana, let alone something so horrific and damaging.  HERE is a Go Fund Me site set up for Taylor.  
When God put the love for junk and reclaimed wood and building in my heart, I asked Him how I can use it for others.  One way is through donations for various fundraisers.  I am happy to be able to do this very small thing to help others.  Please join me in praying for Taylor's complete healing--thank you!  Here is the original post on bench:

Do you ever create something and just sigh...ah, yes, THIS is me, THIS is the one.  That is what happened when I made this bench.
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html
It isn't all that different from my typical style, but the wood edge and legs really made the colors pop for me.
colorful rustic bench made with pallet wood and reclaimed wood http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/colorful-rustic-bench.html