Patriotic Sign

 I have to be totally honest.  I don't really decorate for July 4th but I wanted something for the porch.  After a little thought and some staring at my pile of pallet wood, I came up with an idea!
I grabbed a leftover piece of wood and gave it a good sanding.  Then I started taping-off the various areas.  
I started with the field of blue.  After that was dry, I taped the stripes.  When everything was painted and dry, I did a little distressing with some 220 grit sandpaper.
The wooden stars were in my stash of goodies and got two coats of antique gold acrylic paint.  When they dried, they were glued-on to the field of blue with E6000.  A piece of jute was stapled to the back for an hanger and this project was just about done.
The entire sign was given two coats of matte finish Krylon.  Then it was declared done!
It's hanging on my little wagon on the front porch right now.  Like I said, I don't decorate for July 4th, but, maybe this will be the start.  You never know!
The entire project didn't cost me a cent, since I had everything I needed to make it.   

I'm so glad you stopped by the Cottage, have a wonderful week!

Comments

  1. It's super sweet and nothing is better than free!!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. 'Free' is my favorite word!

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  2. Adorable project and I like the rustic feel.

    Cindy

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  3. Perfect piece for all year long too. Very Sweet.

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  4. I love that I do have almost everything to make this! I just need the stars. And how in the world did you get your lines so straight? I don't see any bleed over. Looks wonderful. I especially love the extra sanding/distressing. ;)

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. The way I prevent bleeding is to press the painter's tape down really well and then 'dry brush' the first coat of paint near the edge. So far, it's worked for me!

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  5. How adorable. I am loving this. I have pieces of scrap wood that I am going to dig out and make me one. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. I love free and I love this project! That is just too cute to hang for the 4th! Great idea! Hugs!

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  7. Another super cute project that didn’t cost a thing!! Don’t you love that? Love the sign hanging on the wagon. Would love to find some stars like the ones you used.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I wish I could tell you where I got the stars, but I've had them in the drawer for quite a while!

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  8. I think you should make more 4th of July and patriotic decor, Ann! This sweet sign turned out really well!!! We have some fence boards we just took down and I'll have to look to make a mini one for our front door. Great idea, thank you!

    Happy summer decorating,
    Barb :)

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    1. Fence boards would be great for a project like this...I look forward to seeing the one you make!

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  9. Such a simple, but cute idea! Well done!

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  10. So cute. I love it. Festive and easy. Perfect for this months Ten on the 10th.

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  11. Oooo, I'm loving RWB decor more and more these days! Hope you'll be sharing with us at Tuesday Turn About, Ann! We open at 3pm PST over at myweeabode.com

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    1. Thank you, Julie...I just added my link!

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    2. So glad to see you there! Hope to see you each week!

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  12. Ann,
    I love how this came out!! I have some pieces of wood lying around and now you have given me an idea of what to do with it!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
    Hugs
    Debbie

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  13. What a sweet project! I don't decorate a whole lot for the 4th either, but I really enjoyed putting together a full post this year. I'm warming up to the idea now. ;-) Thanks for sharing your post with us at Tuesday Turn About!

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    1. Thank you, Crissy. I guess we can always change our minds about things, right? Happy to share!

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  14. I love it and you can't beat FREE! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you, Cecelia. Free IS my favorite word!

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  15. This is so cute! I love that you used pallet wood instead of buying new :) thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us on Farm Fresh Tuesdays...can't wait to see what you are up to this week!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I always try to reuse/upcycle things I already have around the house. Happy to share!

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  16. I love this patriotic sign. Please post on Sunday's Best, our patriotic theme starts tonight. I would love to feature you. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda and I'd be happy to post. On my way......!

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