Cabinet Makeover

paneled painted cabinet

Not too long ago I shared with you the history behind my daughter's bedroom furniture and why I will never paint it. I said that I believe there are times to paint furniture and times not to paint furniture and you were all so supportive of the fact that I had chosen to leave it in it's original state. Welp...I thought maybe since I had shared a time when I didn't paint something I would balance things out by sharing with you a time that I did. … [Read more...]

Wood Typography Scripture Sign

laurens sign

"Mommy, I need some privacy please." I was in my daughter's room, working my way through the laundry basket of clean clothes, folding and sorting, stacking the piles on her bed.  I had just informed her that it was time to hop in the shower but noticed that she made no movement towards undressing. It took a moment for her words to register but the look she gave me said it all. She did not want me in there. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Memory Bench

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Happy New Year, At the Picket Fence friends, from redheadcandecorate.com! It's brutally cold up here in the "mitten state" (Michigan), but I'm making the best of it by keeping busy indoors which can be nice and cozy with a hot cup of tea. However, on the other hand, we traveled through Canada to Western New York last weekend and I captured this unique photo on the New York State Thruway, that I thought would be fun to share with you. My husband was driving and I saw the sign approaching … [Read more...]

Taking Your Decor from Christmas to Winter

simple winter tabletop decor

I gave myself an early Christmas gift this year. And it wasn't like that time that I bought myself a new pair of slippers and made my husband wrap them and put them under the tree and then I opened them on Christmas morning with all of the appropriate fake surprise and joy. ;-) No, this year I gave myself the gift of time. The gift of energy. The gift of streamlining the transition from Christmas to the new year. Back in November when I started decorating my house for the … [Read more...]

A Simple Hot Cocoa Station

hot cocoa station with skis

When my kids were really little, the days spent at home with them were mostly awesome. I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. But they were also exhausting. Really, really exhausting. Being home alone with young children day in and day out can be both very fulfilling and very isolating.   … [Read more...]

Paper Angels and Pretty Trees

Cottage style Christmas decor atthepicketfence.com

I don't know about you, but it seems that beautifully decorated homes all dressed up for Christmas have taken over my social media accounts these days. In fact, this week I'm joining a group of bloggers who are going to be sharing some of their favorite holiday rooms. Hosted by The Everyday Home and Town and Country Living, each day we'll be bringing you loads of Christmas eye-candy. … [Read more...]

Kids, Smells and Air Freshener

laurens window seat

"Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Unstopables through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Unstopables, all opinions are my own." There are areas of my home that I don't share as often here At the Picket Fence. Perhaps that is because, let's face it, you probably don't want to see a big pile of stuffed animals or a photo of me sprawled out on the floor after I've stepped on a rogue Lego. And I've realized recently that while our … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table Setting Ideas

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Well, hello from redheadcandecorate.com! As I sit hear writing to you, I am roasting a chicken in our oven early in the day so it's ready for dinner tonight after I run some errands. Let me tell you...the aroma is totally putting me in the mood for Thanksgiving! As a little girl I remember Thanksgiving well. My Dad did most of the cooking, and my Mom did most of the running around cleaning and preparing the odds and ends that go along with Thanksgiving dinner. I remember setting the table … [Read more...]

Scrap Fabric Christmas Trees

Fabric-scrap-Christmas-trees atthepicketfence.com

You may think that you are looking at photos today of fabric scrap Christmas trees. But I see something very different when I look at them. I see a Saturday morning that found me sitting at my kitchen table cutting up little squares of fabric and gluing them onto cardboard cones. The Christmas music playing in the background, seamlessly blending in with the sounds of ordinary life on an ordinary day. My youngest in the family room, happily playing and lost in her imaginary world. My son … [Read more...]