How to Paint a Pillow

Thrift-Store-Pillow-Makeover-by-Redhead-Can-Decorate

Hello, At the Picket Fence friends…it's me, Julie from Redhead Can Decorate. I'm back at the fence, and I'm ready to start 2015 with a little something you may have never thought of trying... I painted a pillow… Last month, while browsing through our Good Will store here in Michigan, my daughter and I came across a throw pillow that cost … [Read more...]

Modern Country Cottage Home Tour

modern country cottage home tour from aka designs

Happy, happy Saturday! We are so excited to show you another amazing home today in our ongoing Parade of Homes Series! This week we are welcoming the incredibly talented Shannon from AKA Designs who also happens to be one of our newest sponsors here At the Picket Fence. We know you will love her home as much as we do so let's get to the tour, … [Read more...]

Of Hospitality and Julia Sugarbaker

bosporous toile pillow on couch atthepicketfence

Some teenage girls wait anxiously for the latest issue of 'Teen Beat' or 'Seventeen' to come in the mail. I was not one of them. Oh no. Instead, every month I eagerly anticipated my mom's latest edition of 'Traditional Home'. This could explain why I always felt a tad out of place among my peers. … [Read more...]

From Christmas to Winter Decorating

How to transition your home from Christmas to winter atthepicketfence.com

I gave myself a super duper fantabulous early Christmas gift this year. The interesting about this particular gift though, is that I didn't even actually get to enjoy it until after Christmas. Because, this year I gave myself the gift of easing into the new year. Actually, what I gave myself was the gift of time. … [Read more...]

New Kitchen Island Stools

linen seat counter stools atthepicketfence.com

Have you ever known that something you purchased for your home was just totally WRONG but then never did anything about it for...oh....say about 6 years? And have you ever known that those somethings were not only totally WRONG they were also super uncomfortable and inconvenient for your family? Yeah...me either. ;-) … [Read more...]

It’s OK To Start Small

kitchen desk organization from atthepicketfence.com

  Sometimes you just have to start small. Sometimes on the day your kids start back to school after Christmas break you might start out in the morning with a million ideas swirling in your head and wondering about which home improvement project you are going to tackle first. You may even get so hopped up on caffeine that your brain … [Read more...]

Our Family Christmas Tree

Christmas tree with family ornaments atthepicketfence.com

Has anyone else looked at photos of beautiful Christmas trees in magazines or on Pinterest and wondered.. "Where on earth are all of the 'real' ornaments?" You know the ones I'm talking about, right? The paper angels, the picture frames made out of popsicle sticks and the cotton ball snowmen? I always wonder if they are frantically … [Read more...]

Photo Box Tree Topper & Giveaway!

DIY photo box tree topper from atthepicketfence.com

I have a confession...I'm one of those people who will quite happily sit and watch those infomercials featuring the 'Soft Rock Hits of the 60's and 70's'. I am a total sucker for The Carpenters and Barry Manilow, John Denver and even a little Captain and Tennille thrown in for good measure. But, there is one song, one particular song, that will … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour ~ Holiday Housewalk

Holiday Housewalk tour atthepicketfence.com

 "When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things, not the great occasions, give off the greatest glow of happiness." ~ Bob Hope Welcome, welcome dear friends! I'm so glad you are here! Now imagine me handing you your favorite seasonal beverage as we settle in for a nice little respite in the midst of this crazy time of … [Read more...]

Christmas in the Kitchen

Christmas brunch or breakfast tablescape

 "For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when it's mighty Founder was a child Himself."  ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol This past weekend was one of those weekends that you remember for years to come. Not because anything especially spectacular happened. In fact, it felt so incredibly ordinary. And yet … [Read more...]