Oversized Cross Stitch American Flag...on a Broken Table!

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As I was driving down the highway, I spied a pile of broken furniture that had clearly tumbled from someone's truck. One of the pieces was a vintage cane table and the cane survived!! So, I picked up the debris (hurray for less litter!!) and repurposed into an oversized cross stitch American Flag! Make sure you check out my full tutorial for all the DIY details!
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This is what I spotted along the highway...literally, a pile of furniture that had unfortunately been ejected from a truck the night before. But, check out that cane...it's still intact!
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So, I took it home and set about repurposing it! I gave it a good cleaning and a makeover with some AMAZING new paint I just discovered (details in my blog post!). Now I want to use this paint on everything!!
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Then, I created my own cross stitch design and got to work with red and blue yarn!
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When all was said and done, I had a pretty amazing piece- doesn't it work perfect for an American flag? Now I have something lovely to display for Memorial Day, July 4th, and really, all year long. Truly from trash to treasure...or more accurately, "from shoulder to showpiece!".
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Talk about a patriotic upcycle / repurpose project! And if you've never tried oversized cross stitch before, it's really easy to do and the results are amazing. Happy crafting!

Suggested materials:

  • Chalk paint  (Amazon.com or Home Improvement store)
  • Yarn  (Craft Store)
Sadie Seasongoods

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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