Sunday, January 5, 2014

Pottery Barn Museum Flag Knock Off

When I received the latest Pottery Barn catalog, I noticed this neat looking wooden flag.  Very nice and $159!  Hmmm, that looks like something we could make...

We started with some plywood, pine and fence boards. 

I painted the structure with Americana Buttermilk, then added a brown antiquing gel that I rubbed off.  I used Midnight Blue under the stars and watered down Tomato Red for the stripes. 

I found this stencil at Michael's and used it for the stars.


I used this hammer to beat up the stripes.

We used a biscuit joiner to attach the pole. 

We used this old doorknob as the finial.

I'm loving how it looks in the family room.
And especially love the $10 that it cost to make!

Thank you for your visit.
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Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home

DIY Show Off


  1. I feel like have not visited forever, I even checked to make sure I was still following you...I was! Anyway I love your flag, perfectly executed, I sure wish I had the biscuit joining tool...I have every other tool! Great job and great price! Happy New year!


  2. I like this a lot. Very cute. And I like where you hung it in your home. Thanks for the instructions.

    Visiting from Met Monday...



  3. I like your version better than Pottery Barn!

  4. Beautiful sequence of pictures to go through. Home improvement has been a needful requirement.
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  5. Great stuff :-) Thanks for sharing!


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