Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rustic Take on the American Flag

I love flags.  A few months ago I made one similar to Layla's at The Lettered Cottage. You can see the one I made HERE,  I thought it'd be neat to make another one, this time using my faux-aged wood technique.

I started with a 3 1/2" fence board from Lowes.

 I applied Apple Cider Vinegar with steel wool.  As I've done with my other projects, I put two coats on, as the first coat generally looks spotty....

After I got the boards the way I wanted them, I attached a couple of pieces to the back to hold everything together.  I then attached two hooks so I could hang it on the wall.

After everything was attached, I glued six little starfish on with superglue.  I purchased the starfish on ebay. 

Be sure to do ALL of the assembly before attaching the starfish as they can be fragile.

And here's the finished product.  It was such a simple and inexpensive way to add some fun to my wall.

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  1. You are so creative, Pam! I'm going to have to try the faux aging technique on something!

  2. Love it...I'm all about anything patriotic!!! Have a wonderful week!!!

  3. What a great idea! And do-able for someone like me with little patience ... would look great in a beach cottage or on a deck!

  4. I love your flag. A nice change from the traditional.

    Sheila @

  5. I need to try that technique....The starfish are perfect!

  6. How cute!! I love the starfish, such a perfect touch.

  7. It's gorgeous Pam! Never heard of the apple cider, must try it!
    Enjoy your week!

  8. What a great idea. I love the idea. I read about you aging wood in another one of your posts, so I have to remember this and give you a try. Love your flag. So pretty. Hugs, Marty

  9. Your rustic flag is a really neat one. You are so creative, Pam, & I will want to try your agingtechnique soon.

  10. Love this -- Looks like a great project. Thanks for your very kind visit this week.


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