I’ve paired up with 19 other talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Chelc| Inside the Fox Den
Erlene | My Pinterventures Kim | Made in a Day Sara | Twelve on Main
Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Shirley | Intelligent Domestications
Marie | DIY Adulation Lindsay | Crazy Organized Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Julie | Live From Julie’s House Dru | Polka Dot Poplars
Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Pili | Sweet Things Channell | Hobnail House
Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Ann | Duct Tape and Denim
Paula | Virginia Sweet Pea Sherry | Savvy Apron Stacy | Anastasia Vintage
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One morning, I woke up with red, white and blue and chicken wire dancing around in my head. I decided I definitely needed a barn wood frame.
What is red, white and blue with chicken wire? What does it have to do with a barn wood frame? My vision was a pallet wood flag using the barn wood frame. And if you know me, then you know I like pallet wood and chicken wire. It was going to be in there somewhere.
Maybe I would get one since I was going pickin’ with Sue. Guess what I got at the thrift store that day, you got it. The barn wood frame. It has never happened before or since.
This flag is so easy to make if you get lucky like I did, otherwise you will need to make a rustic frame like I did here. I measured my boards to fit the frame and stapled them into it. But I had work to do before I got to the stapling part.
First thing was to cut a piece of chicken wire. You know how I like to use chicken wire. I stapled that into the opening of the frame.
I took the boards and drew a flag shape on them. Rather than putting on the 50 stars I had a stencil that fit the area so I only drew the one star.
Using my DIY chalk paint I painted in the star and stripes. Don’t measure, just make sure you start and end with red. I didn’t even put on 13 stripes because I was looking more for proportion.
When the paint was dry, I sanded it to distress it. It got a coat of wax to finish it up.
Then I stapled the boards to the frame. To finish off the back I glued brown paper to it. Ok it was before I bought the brown contractors paper so it was a paper bag.
That is what I call a cute and easy project. I put it in the shop and it sold right away. And how about the little firecracker? I plan on showing you that craft very soon. But can you believe what is red, white and blue with chicken wire was created because I found what I was looking for at the thrift store?
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