This is a knock-off I have been wanting to do FOREVER. Well, for at least 4-5 years.
Since I laid eyes on this. The Pottery Barn painted flag.
But didn’t want to shell out $129, plus shipping, plus WAITING.
So I got to work.
Scavenged around downstairs to find a scrap piece of plywood leftover from the playroom closet.
I sealed it up with Zinsser primer,
Then scraped some Rustoleum heirloom white out of a crusty old can (that has seen me through who knows how many projects??) and covered the entire board.
Thinking I was going to get to this before our vacation (pah!!) I ordered some wooden stars from an Etsy shoppe back in May. I placed them in the corner with a tiny piece of double stick tape on the back so they wouldn’t go flying when the spray painting began.
When you spray the blue, try to spray directly down on top of the stars, not from the side so it won’t seep underneath and give you sloppy stars. It’s okay if they are not perfect though, because we want this to look worn and weathered. Tape off your 13 stripes, and then spray your red.
I wanted it to look pretty worn, so I took low grit sandpaper and then some water based maple stain (by the craft paint) and kind of smeared it around with some paper towels.
Here are the colors I used: rustoleum royal blue, krylon cherry red, maple stain, and heirloom white.
And there you have it. There is not a sight like Old Glory~she’s going to stand proudly in our living room in the summer!
Here is my cost breakdown:
scrap plywood: free
primer & heirloom white: free (leftovers)
Krylon cherry red spray paint: free (leftover)
Rustoleum royal blue: $4.25 at hardware store
wooden stars from etsy shoppe: $16
So, we didn’t make Under $10, Under 1 Hour but we saved over $100 from PB??