Somewhat Quirky
Somewhat Quirky
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  • Grosse Pointe, MI

Oh Say Can You See?

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3 Hours
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I'm really excited about my new 62"x 34" wooden flag! I made it out of an old fence section I found in a neighbors garbage. Simple instructions on the blog.
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oh say can you see, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
To make this flag I used some pretty rugged fence boards. They are connected together by 1x2s screwed to the boards. Then I sawed off all the rotten and crooked ends with a circular saw.
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I used a navy acrylic paint for the background of the stars. I used Old White Chalk Paint and Emperors Silk Chalk Paint for the stripes. Then I distressed heavily with my orbital sander. The whole flag was then waxed with CeCe Caldwell Light Antiquing Wax.
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The information and methods about how I measured and spaced the stars and stripes to make it anatomically correct are on the blog.
oh say can you see, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, repurposing upcycling, seasonal holiday decor
IMPORTANT: Thank you to all those who took the time to inform me that while this flag is fine when used horizontally, if I use it vertically the stars go to the upper right - and is incorrect form. The stars should always be in the upper left corner. If I want a flag to hang vertically I need a second flag!
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  • John
    on Jun 26, 2016

    When I painted this flag on my gate everybody said I put the stars in the wrong corner I just tell them that when viewed from the other side of the gate the stars are in the correct corner. {;o) Charlene I love the old "barn wood " look that you gave it, fabulous.

  • Somewhat Quirky
    on Jun 26, 2016

    Thanks so much. Funny, I was just outside getting boards prepared for a new vertical flag. One with the Stars in the right place!

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