Water~Ski Shelves For Our Picket Fence Boy.

A Rainy day at the Picket Fence House meant that I got to pin down Mr Picket Fence and get some job's done.
I'd picked up some sixties water ski's at a garage sale for the neat sum of $2 and had brought them home to the head shaking Mr Picket Fence,we had put them aside because I had no idea what to do with them....( Yes I know.....I'm good like that)  then, some months later  it occurred to me...... they would make grand shelves for our boy, our littlest Picket Fencer was doing without a book shelf in his room and I had a plan.
Imagine the life these lead, many fun times !
Funky stickers
Industrial Vintage.
Patina patina patina......
Some brackets.
Mr Picket Fence measures everything ( he drives me bonkers)  I estimate everything ( I drive him bonkers) That's love xx
 They went up square despite us. I still need another grey bracket...the bottom white one is temporary......It seems ,that in small country town hardware stores, when you want a certain number of things to complete a project, there will always be one less available than what you need.
And this is how they look...
Guess which little boy took all the bears off and used the bottom ski as a launching ramp for his match~box car's.

Oh ..and we had some new arrivals.... I'm dragging out their introduction...it's coming, I promise :)
Linking up to Sarah at A Beach Cottage today 


  1. Of course its a jumping ramp hes not silly lol and I love your idea shall keep my peepers open for some too.

  2. such a clever idea to use the skis as shelves. your son's room is adorable.

  3. Just wonderful Ava. You do have a gift at making things beautiful. With a bit of Mr help, can't forget him now can we.

  4. great idea and looks fantastic! it does make a good launching ramp : )

  5. Hi Ava

    I love it - you have had the best idea I have seen on a long time.

    Being a previous water skier I knew the brand name and where they were from before I scrolled down your post.
    Once again I love it

    Well done



  6. They are great aren't they...we have some of them too, I fell in love with them when I saw them at the tip shop. Cheap as chips too, just like yours. I'm thinking of hanging them in our bathroom when the renos are done but I'm wondering if that might be a bit too cliched...
    Great to see your pics, they'll help me explain my idea better to my husband. Thank you x

  7. What a clever idea! I love the look and using them as a car ramp is just bonus! I also want to complement you on the boy's bunting. So sweet! Good work!

  8. Wow!!! The shelving looks straight out of a magazine!!! Brilliant!!!!

    Do I spy a lot of lovely Wisteria?? So pretty!!

    Looking forward to meeting the "girls"!! :) We have two and they are super sweet!!!

  9. That is such a cool idea. Your project turned out nicely. I used to love to decorate the kid's room when they were little. That is going to be nice for your boy to put all his favorite stuff on.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  10. Way too cool! Well done, these are fabulous!!!

  11. What a neat idea, they look fantastic. Your little son looks so cute, just sitting there taking it all in. You made me laugh with the measuring/estimating thing, that's us too! Love your arrangement on the shelves, he is indeed a lucky boy. Have a great week and thankyou so much for leaving kind remarks on my blog, they are very much appreciated. Love Linda x

  12. such a great idea!! I love it when idea comes together like that!

  13. wow! the shelf was a great idea. never thought of that. and the last picture is a great shot Ava! i love it.

  14. What a fantastic idea! Great way of reusing something that was no longer wanted!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  15. You are so creative..love the idea! They make such great shelves :) Super cute bunting as well!

  16. This is so creative! Love it


  17. Oh wow, these shelves are FANTASTIC! What a great idea.

  18. What a brilliant idea, I love this 'outside the box' idea. Now you have me thinking... what else can you use as a shelf. You know, I can see your shelves in Vogue or on all those new design programs on tv - the judges would be most impressed!

  19. Hi Ava, thanks for dropping by. I love your shelving, what a brilliant idea, I can just imagine the hours of entertainment in store for your boy with the car ramp!


  20. Ava it is beautiful here. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am just in awe of your gorgeous colors and beautiful photos...smiles...Renee

  21. Yet another thing I like about you, you see the beauty and potential in everything. LOVE what you guys have done with these shelves. Perfection (even with the white bracket, did chuckle at country town supply comment, we have similar problems unless we go further into town)

  22. Please write me at lesley.sharpe@gmail.com as we would love you to be part of EARLY PLAY AUSTRALIA

  23. Love these shelves and the wisteria and Lightning Mc Queen and .....
    x Marnie

  24. those look amazing, magazine worthy for sure. great idea for a boys room, man cave or sport fanatic. love it!

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