Friday, June 8, 2012

Old Glory

Here’s “part 2” of the flag rehab projects (you can see part 1 here), and now you can see what the error was!  Although I had carefully looked up proper flag proportions (of course there’s a website for that!  You can find it here), when I got down to the actual painting, the information flew out of my mind!

The blue field of stars is *supposed* to be 7 stripes tall…mine was painted at five.  I thought it looked a little squishy, but what do I know??  Well, not enough, apparently!

Some of you may be asking, “Why didn’t you just repaint it?”  Well, another project will reveal that answer!

I hated to waste all my careful not-so-careful painting, so I used the top five rows of the flag for a beadboard sign:

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And you can’t tell it in the picture, but all those white stars got dressed up with a little glitter  Winking smile

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So there you go…more lemonade from that lemon of a flag!

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11 comments:

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Korrie,

I love your flag. Cool idea to add glitter.

Dee

Full Circle Creations said...

Good use of an error! Love the glitter idea!

Holly

Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

This is gorgeous! I'm sure it looks even better in person with the fun glitter!

Karen Bates said...

I love it...a little modern take...cute as can be.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Too Cute!!! :)

Irene said...

Nobody would notice your error that is what makes it an original. I think it looks great and would be proud to display Old Glory.

joanne said...

i love it!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! Glitter is always good for anything, believe me. :-)

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! Glitter is always good for anything, believe me. :-)

xo
Pat

bj said...

This is waaay cute...I love it. You are sooo smart.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Like I said, I love lemonade!