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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

When I saw this pottery barn wooden american flag, I fell in love.
So naturally, I decided to build one myself.  
I already had white and blue paint from other projects, so I just needed red.
I went to Hobby Lobby and picked out some red acrylic paint. 
While I was there, I also grabbed some star stickers, we'll get to those in a minute.

We had some 1x2s in the garage, so I used those first, and then I bought a few additional ones.
I used my husband's new mitre saw to cut the 1x2s to the length I wanted.
 (I'm loving that new saw!)
I needed 13 boards at 42" so I was able to get two peices out of each 1x2.

The next thing I did was lay all the boards out together and 
determine how I wanted everything to look.

I taped off the square for the stars and painted it white, 
then I painted the rest off the boards red and white.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

Here is where the star stickers come in.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I arranged the stickers to my satisfaction.
I had to rearrange them a few times before they all lined up the way I wanted.


DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I went back over the stickers and made sure they were all stuck down properly.
Then I painted the whole square blue.
Once the paint was mostly dry, I pulled up the stickers.
You can see that they didn't turn out perfectly.
I didn't really mind, since I was planning on sanding it down and distressing it afterward. 

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I let the paint dry overnight before I fastened everything together.
I cut three more pieces of 1x2 to 20", the height of the flag.
These are going to hold the whole thing together.

I turned all the boards paint side down and lined them up, 
then I used liquid nails wood glue to glue the three 20" boards to the back of the flag.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

Once everything was the way I wanted it to be, 
I got out our air compressor and nail gun.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I really just went to town with the nail gun, as you can see in this picture below.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I attached picture hanging hardware to the back and hung it in our living room.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

Here is the finished project!
Happy DIYing everyone!



4 comments:

  1. It's beautiful ! You have so much talent to put all this stuff together I might give it a try to do a flag like that for our home in honor of my hubby! Hope you don't mind me copying? Loving your post and hope you are doing good ,May God bless !

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  2. What a great project Anna! It turned out wonderfully! You make me want to make something!!!!

    Deanna

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  3. That is so cool! I'm really enjoying reading about all these projects you're doing!

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  4. Lovely! I can't wait to see what you do next! :)

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