Stars & Stripes Chalk Painted Charger

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I'm sharing another thrift store find makeover. I found two chargers at Goodwill recently for $1.99 for both. That was a good price and I knew I could use them both for a couple of projects I had in mind. One of them got a patriotic makeover. This Stars & Stripes Chalk Painted Charger was a simple makeover that turned out great for a piece of patriotic decor.
I began by taping off sections of the chargers. I got a little ahead of myself and didn’t take a photo until I after I had started painting the blue section.

I used Waverly Chalk paint in blue, red, and white.The red stripes are painted with Lacquer, the white ones are done in Plaster, and the blue is Ocean.

After, I took the tape off, I saw that it needed another coat of paint. I wasn’t worried about having precise lines because I planned on adding ribbon between the stripes.

After taping it again, I gave it another coat and it was ready for the ribbon. The burlap ribbon was too wide, but I folded it in half and glued it together to narrow it. 
White foam stars are added to the top and silver starfish are glued below. I used a total of 13 stars in reference to the 13 original colonies. I used tweezers to pull away the excess glue. 
I alternated star ribbon with burlap ribbon to divide the stripes. Small dots of hot glue hold the ribbon in place. 
I love how it turned out! The colors are are muted enough to blend in well enough with my coastal decor and the starfish stars are just right. 
I already had the paint, ribbon, stars, and starfish, so the only new cost was $1.99 for the two chargers. It’s easy to give a thrift store item a new look with some paint and a few embellishments.
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Suggested materials:
  • Thrift Store Charger   (Goodwill)
  • Chalk Paint   (Walmart)
  • Assorted Ribbon
Beverly Roderick at Across the Blvd
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