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{4th of July}


Happy 4th of July everyone!!!  I hope everyone is having a good long weekend :)


Long ago…back before by blogging days, i made this flag out of reclaimed wood for my sons room – the wood was on its way to the dump – very sad.  But, no fear!  I rescued it and made this cute flag – it still even has the old bird poop on it (the wood was from a bird coop) – is that gross, should i even be telling people this?  The poop is on the back side – i was just to lazy to scrub it off ;)

So no tutorial – just some pics

Each piece of wood is a 2×6 so the flag is pretty big and heavy.  I watered down all the paint and then sanded a lot of it off.  I love how the 3rd piece has a big ol’ crack in it – it just adds to the “oldness” factor.

In “real” life the colors aren’t this bright – its a little more toned down – just so ya know…

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I used some unfinished stars from the craft store

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Then to hold it all together, i screwed some holes and tied all the slats with some wire – the wire was then curled with a pencil

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The paint in his room was a ralph lauren denim glaze – i LOVE this technique – it was easy and fun and so very boy.  I will be finishing up one last thing in his room and then will show you the whole room soon. 

I will post more on my closet tomorrow.  Until then, have fun and be careful with the fireworks!!!


11 Responses to {4th of July}

  1. April @ The Painted Cupboard July 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    I can't wait to see his room…I did that same Ralph Lauren denim treatment in my son's room many years ago too! Happy 4th! Thank you for your husbands service :)

  2. MaryBerry Boutique July 4, 2010 at 5:52 pm #

    i LOVE it,,,even with bird poop:) really cute!!!:)

  3. Stormy July 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    "it still even has the old bird poop on it (the wood was from a bird coop) – is that gross, should i even be telling people this?"

    YES! it makes for a good laugh ~ ;o)

    love the flag!

  4. Bobbi@SnoodleDoodles July 5, 2010 at 8:43 pm #


    We are getting ready to move soon. I am going to be re-doing my kitchen theme to old time Americana, this will make a great addition! Thanks for the idea!

    Check out my giveaway on my blog :)

  5. Popcorn Served Daily July 6, 2010 at 6:00 am #

    Great flag!

    Happy 4th and beyond!


  6. Popcorn Served Daily July 6, 2010 at 6:01 am #

    Great flag!

    Happy 4th and beyond!


  7. Heather July 6, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    Well, that's the cutest flag I've seen this season! Don't ya love making great things outta someone's trash? yeah.me too. When I do that, I want to show them what they almost threw away and be like, See? See what you could have had? :)
    P.S. Our computer chair, that was stored in my inlaws garage, had bird poop on it for months while it sat in our office….so. And we used it anyway. Because I was also too lazy to scrub it off.

  8. Bette July 9, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    I love it. I can't wait to see his room… I need inspiration for my boy's room too. BTW – I included you in my weekly Bloggy roundup.

  9. 'US' July 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm #


    How do I contact you via email? When I clicked on the contact me link I was able to continue due to not having outlook email. :( My email address is ericahdesigns@hotmail.com

    I have some questions about organizing and decorating and some pictures of a particular space in my house.


  10. Rafaela Fajardo July 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    Hey!This is so clever! Love it!♥

  11. calma que estou com pressa July 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    olá- adorei teu blog- lindo!

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