I always love to decorate our home for all seasons, holidays and special days and the 4th of July is no different. And I always try to make a little something to add to my decor. This year I worked on a beadboard flag for our porch...
My parents recently renovated their kitchen and literally gutted it completely out. Of course me, being the sentimental/You aren't throwing that away, are you?/I can make something out of that and still keep a little part of my childhood alive/ person that I am I grabbed as much as I could and ran :-) This piece of beadboard was one of many things that made it back home with me...Hee, hee, hee.
I always get these weird looks from my dad when I ask him for what he thinks is junk...
You'd think he'd know me by now...Anyway, when I saw this piece of beadboard, right away I envisioned
what its next life would be. I love how it turned out.
To think it started out as this...
And it was so easy too. Just a little paint, some painters tape and contact paper.
First I taped off a section with painters tape that would be the blue field of the flag and painted it white...White!? Hold on I'll explain in the next step.
Then I cut some stars out of contact paper and stuck them on. The white is for the stars because the next step is to paint over the stars with blue for the field.
And then I peeled the stars to reveal the white underneath.
Sorry, I thought I had taken pictures of the rest of the steps but I guess you all know what came next. Alternating red and white paint for the stripes on each plank and a bit of antiquing glaze and voila!
Thank you all for stopping by.
Hugs and Kisses,