If you’ve got something interesting at the barn, something you’ve rigged up yourself, or maybe just something truly unique – I want to see it! Small, handmade, half-broken, just a link to something found online that you like; doesn’t matter.
I always keep an eye out an any barn I ever visit. There’s usually something special, sometimes in the most unexpected places.
To set the bar really low, I walked down to the barn I’m at and snapped some quick shots. On a Red Theme.
Comment with a link or make your own post – It’s all up to you what you call art!
What to do with that patch of mud by the water hose that always seem to look like this?
Here’s a little “How To” tip on preventing standing in mud every time you use the hose, without laying down gravel or concrete.
True to Dressage On A Dime, it costs next to nothing and is easy to make. (Also true to most things I craft, it won’t have real staying power, but we’ll ignore that for now.)
1 wood pallet
1 piece of thickish plywood
Leftover paint, and stencils for lettering.
Nail plywood to pallet. Paint in desired color. Paint base in different, darker color that won’t show the mud/wood rot as fast. Stencil barn name on top. Preferably after base coat has dried.
Cover with two coats of clear top coat. Also preferably after the stencil letters have dried. Or, if you want to finish every project right now, immediately, because you’re super impatient – Use a hairdryer to dry stencil letters and avoid getting frustrating when it smears anyway.
Enjoy a mud free area to rinse bits and bell boots for at least a season or two.