Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fish Sticks

We did our fair share of thrifting this summer. Lots of fun finds to share. But one of my favorite scores was a pallet of old fence pickets. I'd been hoping to find some of these for a good long time. Ever since I spied some that were turned into fish.

Luckily, BSD is getting pretty darn handy with the woodworking tools these days. And he was able to make these....

From these...

Well...not all by himself exactly. Nope, we had a little help from our friends. In the form of a Fish Sticks and Friends Fiesta. 

We set out some tables. And some paints. And some drinks. Of course. And went to town.

The ballerinas and their friends got busy too.

There may have even been some input from a chicken or two.

And when the sun went down. We moved the party indoors. We wanted to serve fish sticks for dinner. But spaghetti and peach cobbler seemed a whole lot easier. 

 And a lot more fun too.
 
I love these little guys! They are so bright and happy.

Luckily, we still have enough pickets to make....oh, say another 200 or so. Anyone wanna come over for a Fish Stick Fiesta?

20 comments:

Gabe said...

I'm sooo coming to your next fish stick party!!

Kimberly said...

Those are very cool! What do you plan to do with them? :)

Nicolle said...

Oh I will be at the next party as well. :) With some ice cold beer...and a 3 year old, that I will leave with you. lol.

I absolutely love these fish. You guys have the most fun!

Kerri said...

Me me me...I want to come! What a good time with friends! What will you do with these fish?!

Bridget said...

Me too! I wanna come! This looks like such a fun evening with friends!!

Kristin said...

Me three or four or whatever you're up to now! These are the cutest things ever and I likey! Super cute and love the story behind them. I think I'm going to start calling you Martha Stewart...only you're a lot more cool than she is. ;O)

Amy said...

I think I need to live in a beach city. We don't have cool stuff like that here in the desert.

My favorite picture is your daughter holding the chicken. Way cute.


- and by the way...so happy to hear that your master bath is a mess.

knack said...

so fantastic! what a great idea...and your friends are so artistic! love all the colors and designs on the fish!

xo

Amy said...

I do! I do! How fun! Very creative fish too.

mandy said...

count me in!
this is so cool.

Karina said...

It's a fish painting party....love how the big boys got involved. Wouldn't you know it - I happen to have a pile of old fence boards sitting in my backyard. I had them pegged to become bird houses - but you never know - fish might just show up. they are so fun and colorful - love it!

needsatimeout said...

I want to come as well!!! It seems like a lot of fun in your neck of the woods

sloan said...

what a fun post, kim - sure wish we were neighbors, yours is a fun house for sure! just got all caught up over here, sorry for the break ... the hurrication? so fun! the menu to crozet pizza caught my eye - ate there many a time when i was living in c'ville - yum! LOVE the back to school postcards you made with all the favorites listed, i've seen that idea on pinterest and SO wish i had been doing that all along - it's genius!

anyway ... i'll email again soon with a lens update - still very stuck on my decision, so many options, i'm on info overload ... a good problem to have, but sheesh ...

karren said...

these are so fun and colorful and clever. I'm glad you posted several of the process.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I would love to! That looks like great fun! When's the next party?

What a cute idea... I am so not an idea person. If you tell me what you want, I can do it, but I can never think up the things to do!

Cindy S said...

Total neighbor envy.

I have a 972 year old woman on one side and a Verizon shack on the other. Awesome.

Cindy said...

Wow this looks like fun!!
The colors are perfect, they look so festive and cheery, perfect to warm you on a less then sunny day.
I agree with everyone else who said..."when can i move in next door!!":)
have a happy day kim

Jen said...

Oh yes...fish sticks for dinner would have been perfect!
These are awesome...and the craft party looks even more fun!
Will there be an etsy shop selling fish sticks soon?
And yes...schedule a crafting party for next May and we will so be there!

janie said...

I love this project? I may have to use new boards as I don't have weathered ones. Could you tell me the dimensions? What type of paint is the gray...just a wood primer? Do you use a spray on finish on these after painting if hanging outdoors? Love to make these for our new beach house this summer with family.

Unknown said...

HI, I just love these, but, is there anyway you can show me the process of converting the fence into the fish.

Thank you.
Erin