DIY Wood Plant Stand

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The other night as I was tucking my 11 year old son into bed, he asked if I would lie down with him for a few minutes. He was listening to an 'Adventures in Odyssey' CD and wanted me to hear the latest story in the series. Now, this was one of those moments that every mom of a tween boy dreams about. Normally at bed time any kind of overtures … [Read more...]

DIY Wall Plate Rack

plate rack on wall in kitchen atthepicketfence.com

Do you ever have projects that you put off for...oh...say about 5 years? Ummm...yeah...me neither! ;-) In our kitchen there is a narrow wall that you pass by on your way to the dining room. Or if you are coming from the dining room you pass it on the way to the kitchen. You get the idea! I like to call it 'The Forgotten Wall'. Just … [Read more...]

IKEA Bed Slats Turned Indoor Shutters

white-distressed-kitchen-shutters

We are so thrilled to be welcoming our friend Candace from Vintage News Junkie here today! She has an awesome project to share with you all and we know you are going to be as inspired by her as we are! … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Cork Board

DIY Painted Cork Board

Why is it that the room we need the most is often the room that we finish decorating last? That has been the case with my home office.  I have all of these grandiose plans for it, yet it still sits full of unpacked boxes and Christmas decorations I can't bring myself to finish packing away.  When Decoart asked me to review their new Americana Decor … [Read more...]

Take Five: DIY Poppers for Valentines Day

DIY poppers for Valentine's Day

  I miss those days.  When they came home with a list of classmates and we headed to the store to carefully pick out the perfect pack of Valentines for their classes.   We've had Hello Kitty, and Princesses.  We've had Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Super Heroes. It was pre-Pinterest so I never had a chance to make all of … [Read more...]

Appliance Garage Turned Coffee Station

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This story all begins with a Keurig...well...actually, I think it goes back further than that. Back to a day in 2008 when we were touring a house in a neighborhood we loved. One we had driven through countless times and had always said, "wouldn't this be a great place to live?" We had been looking at houses for what seemed like forever and had … [Read more...]

Outdoor DIY Marquee Sign for the Holidays! #damagefreeDIY

DIY outdoor holiday marquee sign

Today I, along with the Command Brand, am sharing a super cool outdoor holiday project! I have been so busy getting the INSIDE decorated, that I must confess I had been a little neglectful of the outside! Oh I had thrown some lights in the bushes and hung a wreath on the door, but I had still to create that one fun thing to make our yard stand out … [Read more...]

A Christmas Tree Made from Cabinet Knobs?

DIY Re-purposed cabinet knobs Christmas tree from atthepicketfence.com

I think most people would be surprised that I have a little rebellious side. I know, I know...shocking! Oh sure, most of the time I fall into the 'play-it-safe' category but sometimes I just want to try something new. Break free a bit. Breaking free looks different for everyone doesn't it? It could be as wild and crazy as jumping off cliffs … [Read more...]

Mirrored DIY Christmas Tree Stand

DIY Mirrored Christmas Tree Stand

  Have you ever dreamed up an idea and you just knew you were going to love it....if you could pull it off?  You could see it in your head.  Envisioned exactly what it would look like.   You might have even wondered why no one else had thought of this idea yet, and you smiled to yourself knowing you had come up with a brilliant … [Read more...]

Spray Painted Ceramic Lamps & Thank You Bonnie Seymour

Before and After Spray Painted Ceramic Lamp Makeover from atthepicketfence.com

Sigh...I love spray paint so much. It's like magic in a can. I love it so much that I wanted to find out who invented it. Taking the time to research this is proof of my love! The man who's listed as the inventor of spray paint was named Edward Seymour and "in 1949 he added paint to existing Aerosol technology" (Wikipedia). But guess who … [Read more...]