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

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Giving New Life to a Cracked Chair

I bought this chair many years ago. I have always been a sucker for old chairs. This one needed someone to take it home and that would be me. Although I bought this before moving to Florida 7 years ago, I still remember when I bought it. Strange, I know. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Old Chair with cracked seat

I went to a farm house sale and bought a few things and this chair was sitting there. I loved it but the seat was cracked. The owner said I could have it for 50 cents. How could I turn it down? I knew one day I would fix it. It kept getting moved into the background until a few months ago. (Can you believe that I didn't fix it for almost 7 years?)

I glued the seat together and clamped it. To make it even more secure, my husband added some round washers over the crack, on the under side so that it would not come undone.
Eclectic Red Barn: Cracked chair seat

Once it was glued and dried, I sanded the chair. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Glued chair seat

Now to paint it. I used an antique white chalk paint. I liked it but thought it needed a little something so I painted a couple of stripes on the seat - two narrow ones and one fatter one. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Painted stripes on chair seat

This chair has to be the most comfortable chair to sit in. It just seems to conform to your bottom.

Eclectic Red Barn: Fixed and painted old broken chair
I distressed it a little and I applied wax to the chair. I just loved it. 

Eclectic Red Barn: Before and After on the broken chair
Not sure why I waited so long to update this chair, but so glad I finally did.

Eclectic Red Barn: Updated Old Chair with accessories

It just seems to go in so many places in my home. You can't even see where it was cracked and it is so functional.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Where to Store All of your Pets Meds?

Do you struggle with where to keep all of your pet medicine? 

You know, things like flea medicine, heart worm  meds, ear cleaner, bandages, salve,  etc. for your dog or cat?
Do you have it stored in a basket, cabinet or drawer

I wanted to get all of the meds in one place. After all, our pets are part of the family and should have their own space and be organized. Right!

I am not sure when I got this cabinet, but I have had it for years. It's one of those items where you just aren't sure what to do with it, then all of a sudden, it comes to you. 

Old cabinet that someone tried to apply crackle finish to.
Have you ever done that? Had something for a long time and then one day, you just knew where it should go? That was this piece. Not much to look at, but what a great storage cabinet it would make to house all of those dog and cat products.

Want to see the transformation of  this piece into the dog's medicine cabinet?


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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Revamped wicker chairs

If you follow me you know that I often pull furniture and other items from bulk pick up. I found these four chairs not too long ago.
tan wicker chairs
Although there were four of them, only two were in really good shape.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spice rack goes to school

While visiting my daughter in LA, we stopped by her school (she teaches 5th grade). I was checking out her classroom and noticed a spice rack. She had purchased it at a garage sale, but her house had a built in spice rack. What to do with it?
Eclectic Red Barn: Heather's Spice rack holds school supplies
She decided to use it for school supplies for the kids.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Button Ball Tea Cup

I don't know about you, but I love buttons, especially vintage ones. Over the years I had collected quite a few. Anytime I see them, I can't resist. Recently, I found several containers at a yard sale of just white ones. Most of them weren't old, but I love the pearl look of some of them. What to do with them?

I had also purchased 4 Styrofoam balls for 25 cents. I wanted something for my vintage painted White Clad side table that I posted. I created this button ball and put it in a tea cup.
Eclectic Red Barn: Button Ball Tea Cup

Friday, May 23, 2014

Heart Vase Holder

Memorial weekend is ready to begin and we are trying to get the deck ready for company and cookouts. Why is it that we always seem to finally finish those projects that we have been putting off until right before we are supposed to have company? I don't know about you, but I seem to do that a lot. It gives me that extra push I needed.

As we started to prepare for cleaning the deck, as usual, I wanted to add some additional decor and this heart vase holder was one of them. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Metal heart with vase and crystal

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

My Unordinary Valentine!

I wanted to do something different for my Valentine decoration this year, but what? I was cleaning  out some wood in the barn and created a pile of wood trim pieces that I used for testing paint colors. I hated to throw them away, but they were small pieces and not really "Valentine" colors. My mind started to work and I thought, why not a Valentine plaque. So here is what I created.
Eclectic Red Barn:  My Unordinary Valentine!
Now let me tell you how I did this.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Upcycle Projects

As I look around blogland(is that a word?) I see so many wonderful and crafty projects that convert old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. I recently ran across some projects that fall into this category and I would like to share them with you. Some of them you may have upcycled yourself and others might provide new ideas. Enjoy!

This first set is for the birds. Won't they like this for a house?

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