DIY Gratitude Tree

Gratitude or Thanksgiving Tree from atthepicketfence.com

One morning, while upstairs putting on my makeup, I had the news on in the background and, as always, had my ears tuned to the weather segment. It was finally time for Mr. Al Roker to have his turn and he weaved his weather magic and soon I knew just what the temps would be all over the country. But when it came time to talk about the west coast, specifically my beautiful Pacific NW, he just kind of casually waved his arm and said, "And there will be rain in the Pacific NW." I stopped dead in … [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 something you pass by on your way to bigger and better things...like coffee. Oh sure, I made half-hearted attempts at giving it some attention. There … [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 Chalky Finish Paint, I knew it would be just the incentive I needed to get my rear in gear and finish my office! … [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 from the rest of the neighborhood.  Until I came up with this idea... an outdoor DIY marquee sign! I'm going to show you how you can make one … [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 idea. Then reality set in when you realized that for this marvelous, original idea to come to fruition, you would have to create it yourself. From scratch! … [Read more...]

House Numbers Pumpkin Topiary

House Numbers Pumpkin Topiary

Have you ever tried to find pumpkins in August? No seriously. This is no easy task.  Don't the pumpkin farmers know that we bloggers and crafters and diyers are ready to get our fall on? Don't they know that people have been pinning fall projects and ideas on Pinterest since July and have now moved on to Christmas? Don't they understand that we want pumpkins, no we NEED pumpkins, so we can attempt to come up with some unique, never seen before fall pumpkin project..as if. … [Read more...]