FFf Eclectic Red Barn: November 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Love Cyrstal Chandeliers - Hate to Clean Them

Do you have crystal chandeliers? I have several. As I began to decorate for Christmas, I looked at my dining room chandelier and thought "oh yuck"! Way too much dust. They didn't even sparkle. Should have taken a picture when it was dirty. 

Someone posted awhile back about how to clean crystal chandeliers, but I forgot to save it so that was out. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Chandelier cleaned with lens cleaning towelettes
It is rather overcast today so I had the lights on.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dressing Up Grandma's Cutting Board

What a week I have had, the flu caught up with me and took me down. All I wanted to do was to crawl in bed and sleep. However, the dogs had other ideas. We spend a lot of time outdoors and they wanted to be outside. They were not sick.

When the dogs were little, I taught them to ring a bell, tied to the door handle, when they had to go to the bathroom. Well, that bell was ringing off the handle.  Every time I would lie down on the sofa, the bell would ring. After a few days, the bell came down.

I did manage to work on this cutting board that was my grandma-in-law's. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Flowering Cutting Board

Monday, November 11, 2013

Garage Sale Dollar Days!

Happy Monday to everyone! Hope your weekend was great. Our weekend was a little rainy, but I did manage to get to a couple of garage sales. I was so excited with my finds. Here are most of them.
Eclectic Red Barn: Dollar garage sale finds
I scored the mirror and the two wire baskets at one sale for $1 each. I love to get wire baskets for plants.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Orange Metal Stand - What to do with iit?

Not sure what this was. Seems like something you might find in a service station that holds some car parts. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Orange metal stand

Found it in the trash and decided to take it home, since I can't seem to leave perfectly good items go in the trash. Now that I have it, I have no idea what to do with this bright orange thing. Any ideas ????

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fall Update of Grey Rocking Chairs

Remember those great free rocking chairs I got from my neighbor? Well, we use them all the time and I wanted to give them a fall update. I had hoped to post this before Halloween, but that never happened. As you can see, I had a Halloween pillow on one of the rockers. It has since been removed.
Eclectic Red Barn: Grey rocking chairs decorated for Autumn
I created the Autumn banner by cutting up some fabric I had - brown and tan canvas.
Eclectic Red Barn: Fabric for banner
 I cut some rectangles and then folded them to cut some points.
Eclectic Red Barn: Fabric cut into points
Then I used letters that I had purchased from Walmart that I used in my Fall plaque.
I placed the letter on the fabric and then used a magic marker to fill in the letter.
Eclectic Red Barn: Autumn banner on basket
I attached the letters to some twine with my hot glue gun. I had purchased the basket at Long and Scott Farms for $2 - lid included. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Tea and fall accessories
We have tea out here in the evenings while the dogs play and we talk about our day. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Rocking chair with throw and tea and fall accessories
These rocking chairs are just great and we are using them all the time. Not bad for something free. 
What shall I do with them for Christmas?

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