Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Picket Hangers

Is there no end to what you can do with left over fence pickets?
I think not!
Here are some of the latest things I've done with them.
Hope you enjoy.

I think they will work well for hanging most anything,
such as coats, aprons, leashes, hats, jewelry.
What ever needs hanging, they will work!

Most of the hooks were put on pickets,
but on some of them I used old drawer fronts.

A close up of these sweet birds.

A little flower power.

Nice little welcome signs.

One of my favs.

Or maybe this is my fav. 

I love birds.

The whole group for now.

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth...
Ecclesiastes 12:1

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Making a picture frame from old fencing

Well here's another use for recycling old fence parts.
I needed a rustic looking frame for a painting that I had finished.
The pickets were too short so I used the cross piece
that the pickets were attached too.
Here they are in there unfinished glory.

 After scraping and sanding most of the paint off the boards
my dad made the frame for me.
I then stained and added poly.
Here's the finished work.

Here's a close up showing how rustic it looks.
I thought the paint showing through
 added to the look of age.

One final view.

I hope the scripture will speak to you.

May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in everyway.
The Lord be with all of you. 
2 Thessalonians 3:16

Monday, February 3, 2014


I thought I'd post a photo of Cocoa
just because she's sooooo cute!

A while back I mentioned that Cocoa was sick.
It was finally diagnosed that she has an auto immune disease.
She has blood work done every three months and is treated with steroids. 
That usually puts her back in a good way.
Although this is not curable the goal is to keep it steady and under control.
Meanwhile we'll just keep loving and enjoying her.
She's so adorable.

On another note. Happy anniversary to me. I've been blogging a year in January.
I didn't start blogging to make any kind of money
 just a way to post my before and after pictures of my painted furniture.

At the time I had no idea I would be getting chickens in the spring. I'd wanted some for
a while but figured in was in the future. 
Let me say that having chickens has been one of the most enjoyable
things I've done. They are so much fun, plus you get eggs!
Sharing my chicken adventure has been very enjoyable.
I certainly like reading about other bloggers and there animal activities.
I hope others have enjoyed mine.
More adventures to come I hope.

But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds of the air, and they will tell you...
In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12:7,10