Rainy Day Fourth of July Project

On a rainy Fourth of July on the East coast...

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what else is there to do but to get up early
and whip up a little patriotic project?


As you know, I do some of my best work
first thing in the morning before anyone else is up.

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I cut 3 pieces of scrap mahogany and screwed them together to make my pallet, then taped off a flag on the front. 

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Using a dry brush of Old Ochre Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, 
I painted the stripes.

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Then using Paloma Blue, I painted a quick coat of blue.

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I stained the finished flag with a coat of dark wax. The red mahogany color of the wood was perfect for the red stripes.

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I added a metal star to the field and my 
Fourth of July project was finished!

Now if only the sun would come out...

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Happy Birthday America!


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .