FFf Eclectic Red Barn: decor
Showing posts with label decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label decor. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Vintage Metal Gym Locker

Vintage Metal Gym Locker 

Several years ago, my friend who has an antique shop found several of these vintage metal gym lockers for me. I had them under a console table but had not used them in the new house yet. 

We had our lanai (here in Florida a screened in porch is called a lanai) enclosed with windows and a sliding door to our outside porch and pool. It is giving me a chance to fix up that room with all of the things I have had put away. 

It is a work in progress so I will be showing you parts of it as I get it done. The first thing I did was grab my metal basket to add some items to it.

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First I added some covered books. I grab some old books and wrapped them in drop cloth material. I didn't want to glue the fabric so I taped it on. That seemed to work, at least for me.

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On the books I places a couple of vintage ginger beer bottles. I got these in Vermont several years ago. I actually bought 4 of them for 50 cents a piece. Great deal!

Other items that I included were a printed sack, a fall candle ring and some vintage bobbins. I was just going through things I found in my garage. 

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I found so many items that could work but wanted to stay with fall colors.

I did have a white insulator that I added to the basket as well. 
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This is one of the items that I did for my new enclosed porch. I will show you the piece it is sitting on coming up next.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Beadboard Valentine

Beadboard Valentine

Last  week as I was cleaning some wood in the garage, I found a piece of bead board that we used somewhere. My husband cut this piece wrong and we were going to throw it out, but I thought it might make a valentine for the front door. 
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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Vintage Bowls as Centerpiece

Vintage Bowls as Centerpiece

Funny how things can become a centerpiece when you are trying to sell something. I decided to sell my set of  Vintage Hall Autumn Leaf Bowls.  I had them on my dining room table to take pictures of them. After a week of not selling, I thought of putting them away and then thought, why not use them for my centerpiece. And so I did!

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

White Wreath for Vintage Ladder

White Wreath for Vintage Ladder

Normally, when the holidays come, I see so many posts showing lovely pom pom wreaths. I always want to make one, but it seems that the holidays come and go and I don't get one made. So, I decided to make one early. (It is Christmas in July after all, right)

I have a vintage ladder in the spare bedroom and thought a wreath would look nice on it. So I decided to make a white one. Partly because it would go with the quilts on the ladder and partly because I had white yarn.

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I love old quilts and love to collect them. I have a few that my grandmother made but the rest I have picked up here and there. I have had this ladder for a long time and finally decide to put it in this bedroom with some quilts on it. I thought it needed something else and so a wreath came to mind. I had white yarn so made a white pom pom wreath and then hung it on my ladder. 

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Although I liked it, the all white wreath seemed blah! Maybe I should have made it more random or used another color. How could I fix this? I had no other pom pom yarn that would work so I looked in my finer yarn basket. I use these ones for crocheting doilies. I picked out a beige one and then mixed the two yarns together to make new pom poms. 

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These new pom poms have just enough color in them to dress up the white wreath. I added a few here and there and I was happy. What do you think? Do you like the plain white wreath or the addition of a the beige pom poms?

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

New Office Space - Work In Progress

Creating a New Office Space

When Swedish wall-art company Photowall asked me to take a peek at their highly customizable wallcoverings, prints and posters, the timing was perfect. As with many people today, my daughter is working from home. Like most, she was using her dining room as her office. Then she decided to convert  one of her spare bedrooms into an office. 

She asked me if I had any pictures I could give her for her bare walls. I told her to check out Photowall for something to hang. She is an animal person and loves to travel, so I was not surprised that she picked this lovely World Traveler I 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Bunny Butt Garland for Easter

Bunny Butt Garland For Easter

I wanted to make a new Easter banner this year and was not sure what to make. As I was cleaning out my fabric bins, I found some burlap. That will work. Now what kind of bunny to make? How about some bunny butts?
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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Buying the Right Drapes

Buying drapes is no easy task!

Any decorator will tell you, curtains make a room, but only when chosen correctly. When it comes to window treatments, it's a matter of color and fabric, length and lining, and custom-made versus off-the-shelf. With so many decisions, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. 

I was at this point. I needed some drapes for my lanai. Now most might think that it is only an outdoor place, so what's the problem. Well, on the right side of the lanai is where the sun shines most of the afternoon. I don't want my furniture to be exposed to all of that sun.  (Now I must admit that I have not put all of my furniture on the lanai yet, I will explain that in another post.) 

I was compensated for these drapes but all opinions are my own.  
Eclectic Red Barn: White Drapes on the Lanai

Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Wreath from Natural Coffee Filters

I love wreaths. I always seem to be making a new one. Are you that way; liking the old, but wanting something new? I have a perfectly lovely fall wreath, but I had an idea. 

I have seen wreaths made from coffee filters and I wanted to make one myself for fall/Halloween.

Eclectic Red Barn: Coffee Filter Wreath

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