A Simple Fall Dining Tablescape

Fall centerpiece with white pumpkins and hydrangeas

A couple of weeks ago the doorbell rang at our house and as I walked towards the door my heart started beating faster. You see, every day for what feels like forever I've been watching for our book to get here. THE book. The one that I worked on for a whole year and that I had yet to hold in my hands. … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favorite Things

Best-DIY-Kitchen-Makeover

Hello At the Picket Fence friends, it's me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com. I wasn't able to stop by last month due to a busy time at our house. Summer is supposed to be a relaxing time, but somehow it turns into a busy time for a lot of us. We went on a few impromptu mini-camping trips and the packing and unpacking had my head spinning. I'm finally beginning to settle down, and we are preparing for our teen girls to head back to high school. Maybe next year I will consider a … [Read more...]

Turning an Appliance Garage Into a Coffee Station

Coffee station accessories

Coffee. I love it so. In fact, I had fully intended on sharing a coffee quote in this blog post but there were 1,585,763 of them on Pinterest and I couldn't narrow it down to just one that perfectly captured how I feel about this delicious, dark nectar. So, instead, I suppose I will show you how I dedicated a little section of my kitchen to the cup of joy and gladness that is pretty much the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning....and what I look forward to having as a … [Read more...]

Wood Chargers Turned Wall Art

wood plaques wall art atthepicketfence.com

Well, my friends, I've committed a major blogging faux pas. In my eagerness to complete a makeover I didn't take any 'before' photos. But, you have to understand. You see, I had been trying to find just the right thing to fill this wall in our bedroom. I knew what I didn't want but I just couldn't seem to find what I did want. I didn't want a mirror or paintings, I wanted something just a bit...different. And then one day as I was digging around on the clearance shelves of a discount … [Read more...]

Why French Country is My Favorite

French Country mantel decor with rooster print

When I got engaged to my husband in 1997 and began to plan for our home together, I knew exactly what I wanted for our bedding. I had seen a comforter in a movie (Father of the Bride??) and just like the moment when I realized my husband was 'the one', I had no doubts that this comforter and I were meant to be. It was a sage green Ralph Lauren set (I found it at a discount outlet) with muted burgundy floral details. I loved it so much that I registered for all of the coordinating burgundy and … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover Sneak Peek

white kitchen cabinets

Recently I was shocked and horrified to find out that my mom will almost always peek ahead and read the end of new book. Even a mystery novel!! For her suspense-loving daughter this was mind-boggling. She said that it helps her to be more relaxed as she reads the story knowing how it all ends up. And while I will not be making this a habit in my literary adventures, I suppose I can see the merits of getting a little sneak peek now and then. Which is why I thought I might give you one today … [Read more...]

Turn Kitchen Towels Into Framed Wall Art

How to Make Framed Fabric Wall Art with Target Kitchen Towels

Hello? Hello? Do you remember me? I'm the sister who disappeared for awhile from the picket fence and I've missed you all so much! I'll be back soon with a much longer post where I will share with you what has been happening in my life lately and why you haven't heard much from me lately but until then it's time for a little Friday Flashback! I don't know about you but I always think I'm going to get SO much done in the summer. It's like I experience short-term memory loss because all I have … [Read more...]