Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pallet Headboard

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  In my case, it would be when life gives you scraps and leftovers, build something.
pallets, reclaimed wood, fusion mineral paint, headboard, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
And that is exactly what I did with these pallet pieces.  As I finished up my pallet book (ORDER HERE!!) I had a rather larger pile of the notched 2" x 4" pallet support boards leftover from the pallets I had cut apart.  As I was stacking them up to carry them to the burn pile, I saw the pattern they made when placed with the notched pieces facing each other.  
pallets, wood, bedroom, paint, headboard idea, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
I need a headboard--it was one of my 12 project goals for 2015 and so a headboard was born.
headboard, pallets, fusion mineral paint, reclaimed wood, beyond the picket fence,http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
After sanding the boards I placed them in the order I wanted and painted them with Fusion Mineral Paint, using the colors Seaside, Ceramic, Linen, Homestead, and Casement.  I used 20 boards for a king sized bed. 
pallets, fusion mineral paint, beyond the picket fence, bedroom decor, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
I then flipped them over and attached a long board to the bottom of the pieces and a few shorter boards to the top so the headboard would be the same space away from the wall.
pallets, reclaimed wood, headboard, building, wood, decor, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
I also placed a board across the top on the front.  I secured this from the back.  I sanded it.  This wonderful thing with this paint is that it doesn't need a finish--the finish is built in.  And I have really been digging light, natural colored wood lately.  
pallets, headboard, paint, master bedroom, reclaimed wood, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
Four large screws secured it to the wall (screwed into studs).  Brooder lights clamped to the top are great reading lights.  You can find these at Lowes for $10 each.
pallet headboard, bedroom, wood, fusion mineral paint, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/05/pallet-headboard.html
It is a lot of color against the blue wall, but we are moving soon to a white walled house (this is a FUN story for another day) so I wanted a lot of color. I am happy to finally have a headboard and happy that I was able to make something from the pallet leftovers rather than burn them. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Project Challenge, Furniture, School Desk

Welcome back to Project Challenge: 6 bloggers challenging themselves to create something with a similar object.  After checking out my furniture project, check out the other links and THEN link up your own furniture project!
school, desk, furniture makeover, fusion mineral paint, project challenge, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/project-challenge-furniture-school-desk.html
This month's theme is furniture and I chose to remake a school desk.
fusion mineral paint, reclaimed wood, barn wood, desk, upcycled, furniture, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/project-challenge-furniture-school-desk.html

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.

This week will be my last week hosting the party.  I usually suspend my link parties for the summer months--I like to be able to enjoy the unstructured summer days! I also think my style and my blog style is a little bit more rustic and funky rather than vintage pretty (which i do appreciate, I just don't make it), so I think in the fall I will reevaluate if and what type of link party I want to host.  Thanks all for joining the fun these past months!

vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.
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At the Vintage Inspiration Party, your links will show up on 4 different blogs, giving you four times the exposure!

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These beautiful four ladies are your hosts and guides in all things vintage and they have been busy this week too. Look at their favorite posts from last week.
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Angie @ Knick of Time - Framed Vintage Seed Bag
Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence - Farmers Market Toolbox
Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures - Let's go shopping at Mes Amis
Marianne @ Songbirdblog - Glass Fishing Buoys
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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Verses

Today, rather than my usual Sunday Verses, I am asking that you pause in your crazy, busy life and pray for Nepal and for all those who are hurting.  May the people affected by this tragedy know God's love and mercy. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rustic Industrial Shelf

rustic, industrial, bookshelf, crate, old photo, loft style, beyond the picket fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/rustic-industrial-bookshelf.html
This post should probably come with a disclaimer: how NOT to build a rustic, industrial bookshelf. I made so many mistakes, which of course are the best teachers, but this is not my first rodeo or bookshelf build.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vintage Inspiration Party



Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
vin-tage (adj.) 1.) used to describe something that is not new, but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc. 2.) used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Storage Solutions

Got storage?  

Let's face it, we live lifestyles that require storage.  We have STUFF and we need places to put it...sigh.

A little storage here, a little storage there--get creative. Here are some of my favorite storage ideas.  Follow the links to see details and tutorials.  
Storage Solutions, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/04/storage-solutions.html