Old Glory

Thought ya'll may enjoy this post again with July 4th coming up. My plans were to take ya'll along with me on a trail ride into our swamp. The rain put a "damper"..ha...on that idea. So how about a little rerun instead for today? Enjoy!

This is how I spent my weekend. Painting a flag after I saw this...

This flag is from Pottery Barn and has had a special place in my heart for some time now. I did make one

last year

but it was with a scrap piece of wood and was made in minutes. I wanted to make another and spend some more time making it perfectly un-perfect!

I started out with a piece of pine from Lowes.

I drew lines where needed...

I also cut out 50..yes FIFTY stars just so I could move them around and place them in perfectly un-perfect places.

After stencling each and every 50 yes fifty stars I painted blue around each of them.

Red stripes added..

I then sanded, distressed, and stained with my favorite stain for that perfectly un-perfect look!

I know I started getting busy and was too pooped to take down my wreath...Im lazy like that!

Here is my stained hand allowing you to have an idea how large this sweet flag is!

Now have some fun!
xoxox Susie


  1. I have always loved the flag you made. Isn't it nice when we can duplicate a look for less? I love that!!

  2. AnonymousJune 07, 2010

    you are good! xo

  3. Susie, that is so awesome and looks way better than the Pottery Barn one (no offence to PB!). Hope you are having a great start to the week ~ Tina xx

  4. Thanks for the rerun, I think I missed it the first time! Love it!!
    Hope your eye is all healed and you are having a great week!
    Smiles :)

  5. That is just awesome. I want one just like it...

    You really did great, you talented lady...

  6. Fantastic job!!! I love how you distressed it too!

  7. what a great project and it looks amazing in your home. fun.

  8. So great... I'm going to need to paint myself one!! Love it, those stars must have taken FOREVER.. you're obviously NOT lazy!

  9. Great job on the flag Susie! I really love all the signs you make too...such talent!

  10. Gorgeous....I'm sure it was a lot of work but the end result is perfect!

  11. AnonymousJune 08, 2010

    Susie.. just fabo my dear..

    isn't it funny how we take eons to make something look distressed? Harder and more work, yet it's amazing on the results. I love it.. as usual of course.

    with love,

  12. I LOVE IT!!! Really lovely : )

    Gemma X

  13. I have been wanting to make on of these and you have encouraged me to "Get With It!". FYI tell Hubby he better be cheering on the Hogs when we play Arizona State this weekend @ the Super Regional! Woo Pig!

  14. Thanks for the tutorial!!! This gives me plenty of time to get busy on my own. So, can you tell me what is your favorite stain you used and do you happen to have the dimensions of the piece of wood? Thanks, Susie... I need all the help I can get :)

  15. gorg! beautiful job! :) Denise

  16. I remember this post and it is still BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  17. this is really great! our flag flys here year round :) have a nice day! susan

  18. Wow, that's great! Love it!!! Thanks for the tutorial... Laurie

  19. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  20. SUSIE!!!! I LOVE this!!!!! My son graduated from 6th grade this week so I have missed a TON of stuff. Just now getting caught up! ;)

  21. Susie, great job, I love it and think I will have to try this!!

    Art by Karena

  22. looks great. I think it would make a great addition to my hubby's man room in our new house. What kind of stain did u use?

  23. please sell these on etsy!!!

  24. I am with Christy - I need to know what stain you used. I guess the size of the wood would also help, but I could make it my own size, I guess!

  25. Gorgeous! Love the old distressed look of it. A smaller version would look fab in my reading nook ;-).

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