6.20.2011

Patriotic flag

On July 1st, Canada will be 144 years old!  I’ve never decorated for our celebration before, so I wanted to start with something small. (ok, so probably the only thing I will make :)

I started with this sign from the thrift store for $3.00, which I thought was highway robbery, but I knew it would work for what I wanted it for.

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With some spray paint, vinyl and lots of sanding I came up with this sign.

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It looks like it’s been dragged down a dirt road from the back of a pick up truck, I’m still learning how to distress :)  It’s not real wood, so it wasn’t easy to get it to look like it is.

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7 comments:

  1. Soooo much better! I lurve that! You could sell those things...great job Mel!

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  2. It looks so cute! And I don't think it looked like it was dragged from behind a pick up at all! You did a fantastic job on it. :)

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  3. I think your distressing looks fabulous!! But I like that "dragged behind a pickup truck" look. ;)

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  4. Your version is so much better than the original! Great idea...thanks for visiting my blog. I just became a follower. Have a great week!

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  5. I really LOVE this!!! It looks so great, I am going to have to make my own :)

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  6. Awesome! I love making something not to great into something great again. This project is great!
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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