Thursday, June 16, 2011

"O" is for Old Glory

I painted an Old Glory sign.


It's true Americans love being American and who doesn't want to be a bit patriotic.


The curved arch of this wood fits perfectly above the back door.


A detailed close up:



I found this piece of wood while I was out running one morning.


The shape was perfect, I'm pretty sure it's part of an old picnic table.


I sanded it with 80 grit, applied some wood filler to the deep gouges, painted wedgewood gray then off white.
Then 'Old Glory' in navy blue.


Add some stars and stripes details:


Sanded again with 120 grit, applied Minwax dark walnut stain and sealed with satin poly:


This project cost me almost nothing, the only supply I did purchase was the mending plates to secure the two pieces together on the back:




Perfect for the 4th of July or anytime of year, a little bit of patriotism feels good when you're an American.




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63 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it is the perfect little splash of patriotism! and it does fit there just perfectly! :)

Tiffany said...

I LOVE this!! Wish I could find wood like this-- maybe I should run more often!

Lesley Litrento said...

Love it! Sittin' pretty atop that door!

Jann Olson said...

Visiting from Feathered Nest Fri. I love this sign! Lucky you to spy the old piece of wood. I am such a sucker for anything Americana. Especially if it's (or looks) vintage.

fresh_look_furniture said...

LOVE IT! Thanks for supporting our wonderful country! <3

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

It's funny how often I click on a thumbnail that catches my eye at one of the link parties and it lands me here at your blog. It's fabulous.

Julie said...

That is so very cute! Love it!

Erin said...

I think this may be my favorite of your signs yet, Jaime!

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love it! It's amazing what you can find when you least expect it! Great sign!
Blessings!!

Studio Valerie said...

Beautiful sign! This would look great in my Americana kitchen. You did a wonderful job on it!

Rachel said...

Love it!! So creative and you found the perfect spot for it. :)

Janet said...

I love the shape of your sign, what a great find! It looks so nice above your door too. :)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Had to "pin" this one! It's terrific.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOVE it! Isn't it fun to find something for FREE and transform it?! Love everything about this!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

I love all things patriotic - so much so that my daughter was born on July 4th! No, really , she was. I think your sign is wonderful. It is extra great because it was so inexpensive! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

That's cool, Jaime! What a serendipitous find!

Monkey Momma's Crafts said...

I absolutely LOVE this!! So perfect! I am following now from the Remodelaholic link party! I just did an american flag from 1x2's and think it turned out awesome too! I'd love it if you checkout my blog!
Jackie
www.monkeymommascrafts.blogspot.com

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Very cool, great job!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it!!! And I really like that it was free.

taidyeoriginal said...

beautiful job!

Desiree @ The 36th Avenue said...

What a cool sign.

I'd love for you to share it at my link party. I am sharing a post sometime next week about the 4th of July and this would be a great addition...

Well done!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

This is so great! I am always looking on the curb or roadside to see what I might be able to use. What vision you had, and I commend your patriotism! Came over via Chic on a Shoestring.

Ranger 911 said...

What a great piece of folk art!

Tanya said...

That looks great!

Nancy said...

I love this! It is really cool that it kind of has a back story that you found the "bones" for this project while out running. It looks perfect where you displayed it.

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

I adore this sign, Jaime...so perfect. And girl, how was I not following you before???? Everytime I would click over to your blog I would think...how come I haven't seen this post??? Well, duh...I'm following NOW! Geez, Mag...;) Hope you're having a great weekend!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love this- it's so charming! Thanks for sharing at FNF this week! :)

pinktoesandpowertools said...

It's going to be hard to top this sign--Love it! You find great ways to repurpose things. Almost makes me want to go for a run...almost :)

Lea said...

Super cute!

LrSchwtz said...

This is a fabulous tutorial. I love how rustic it is. Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Honey at 2805 said...

Terrific sign, Jaime. Love unique flag related items!

Susan said...

I love the old glory sign!

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

What a great idea for the 4th! We loved it so much that it's been featured at Sweet Peas and Bumblebees as one of our red, white, and blue favorites! Don't forget to grab a button! (:

~Briana
sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Ok this I LOVE

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

Great job! I SO need to start decorating for the Fourth! I just featured this project on my blog today. Here is the link:

http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2011/06/wednesdays-wowzers-2.html

Have a great day!

Heaven's Walk said...

Jaime!!! What a darling sign! So glad that you recognized that old piece of table as something worth breathing new life in to! :) Great job! :)

xoxo laurie

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

awesome sign!! FABULOUS!! I randomly picked your sign at Fireflies and jellybeans!! LOVE LOVE LOVE me some red, white, and blue. IVE HAD plans for a patriotic signs for a while, but I need to get to itASAP!!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

This is so cute! I love the idea that it's made from some kind of table!

Kerrie Lightfoot said...

Wow. Amazing sign!!! Great job. This one might be my favorite!

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Kara said...

Wow, this is just awesome. One of my favorite 4th of July decorations I've seen this year. Nice job!!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Great work! I love the aged appearance and that it looks Americana without just being a flag. Thanks for sharing your project!

Holly Kennedy said...

Great find, and clever idea! Nice job!

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

What a beautiful sign!!! You did an amazing job

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

Look at you! I'm telling you...love your blog!

steufel said...

Cool sign. I just love this shabby chic style!

Catch A Falling Star said...

Its very impressive!
I love it!
It would go perfect in my Americana family room.
Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Hi!
I randomly found your blog through your picture on Pinterest! Can I just say that I LOVE your sign?! It is gorgeous and perfect with the 4th coming so soon! Great work!

Becca said...

What a fun and creative patriotic addition! You found the perfect spot for it, too. Great eye on spotting that piece of wood, too!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Love that sign! It turned out soooo good. What a great blog you have too. I just found it and I'm your newest follower. Will be back for a whole lot more visiting.
Blessings,
Debbie

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

It is just wonderful!!!!!
Great job!!

bj said...

This is so very cute. You did a fabulous job on it. Now.......
I WANT ONE, TOO !! :)

I gotta sign up to follow you so I can see some more of your cute work.
xo bj

The DIY Show Off said...

So pretty - perfect for this time of the year! Thanks for sharing in the DIY Project Parade! ;) I'm including a link in tomorrow's feature.

Have a wonderful long holiday weekend!

Roeshel

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

You did a wonderful job!! TFS!! Stopping by from The Girl Creative linky party.

Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-pillows.html

Happy 4th of July!!

Becky said...

I love this idea! I'll be looking for some scrap wood to do this with. I found you via Oopsey Daisy, who I found through Our Crazy Bunch. New follower. Would love a visit and follow back at Life or Something Like It.
http://thebartonlife-est1995.blogspot.com/

Aja said...

I love it!! I need to be on the hunt for old wood like this!

lisa said...

I love that it was probably part of a picnic table. Love it!

TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic said...

Brilliant! I love how the white background and faded red/blue make it work perfectly with your walls. It's perfect!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That was a great find. It makes the perfect sign! I love it above the doorway. Great job!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Totally charming with a capital C!!! LOVE the sign, the design and even location you hung it. Perfect.

Shared this on FJI Facebook for SNS 97. :)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150351167486141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

Kim said...

I love it! I saw it featured over at Funky Junk Interiors.

Amanda said...

What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/old-glory-sign/

If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
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aimee said...

what a great project i love it xxx