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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

California style breakfast


Not really sure if this egg dish is "California style" or not, but that is what my husband called it. I am here in LA visiting my daughter and she spots an egg dish on Pinterest that looks good. We all agreed, but since the only ingredient we had that was in the recipe was eggs, I had to make substitutions for the rest. Funny how adding a few other ingredients and voila a new creation. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Breakfast eggs with tofu, kale, Gruyere, and avocadocado

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fixing messed up paint jobs


Did you ever spray paint something and you got it on something else? Well, I have. It is amazing how far spray paint can fan out. So you try picking at it or use steel wool or your own method to lean it off.
Eclectic Red Barn: Use Krud Kutter to clean up unwanted paint
Look at all the black spray paint that landed on my lamp.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Seeking advice


Short post-seeking some advice. I have had these two green chairs for quite some time. They were painted when I found them and are in great shape.
Eclectic Red Barn: Chippy green children's chairs

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Giving new life to a freebie!


When we were in Vermont last month, I found this pot in a pile at a garage sale that was to be thrown out. I don't think it was used as a watering can, because there is no hole on the inside where the spout is. Maybe just some decorative piece.
Eclectic Red Barn: Wrapped in twine watering can

It was very rusty. Some how I managed to delete some pictures including  the picture of what the original pot looked like.  I have never stained a piece of metal, this was my first. I only did the spout and the top. It turned out great. I can't find that picture either. It is a shame, since the staining made a big difference.