Monday, June 11, 2012

Where Liberty Dwells

And now…for the REST of the story!

If you’ve stuck with me this long, you now know how one wrecked beadboard flag has been turned into multiple smaller projects!

First there was the patriotic bunting, then the large Old Glory sign.

The next sign is probably my favorite!  I took a five-stripe section out of the middle of the flag and painted a Benjamin Franklin quote on it that I came across on Pinterest (where else?):

Where Liberty dwells, there is my country.

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The lettering is all in navy blue, outlined in white.  For the word “Liberty,” I painted over the letters in clear glitter to give it some sparkle!

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At the moment I am enjoying it on my buffet, but it will go with me to the Whitaker Museum Flea Market on June 16th.

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In the picture below, you can see a small “Glory” sign that was made out of the final scraps of the flag.  Actually—it is the reason the whole flag couldn’t be re-painted?  Let this be a lesson to you…NEVER cut off 6 inches of your flag until you’re sure you have the measurements right!

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I’m curious…which version of my buffet do you like better?

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14 comments:

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

You certainly got a lot of milage out of that flag! I love every project!
Susan

wisp said...

I think all the projects you've made from the lemon flag are great! You are so good at improvising! :) I hope the flea market goes great and you sell a lot of lemonade items. ;)

Irene said...

It's great how you made it work out for you. I love the Franklin quote.

Proper Prim said...

Nice job Korrie... they are both lovely but I am liking the second version best.

Good save there.

Hugs,
Deb

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the new projects from the flag.
You certainly are creative.
Have a wonderful day!

sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Gypsy Heart said...

I think this is my favorite! Each part of the flag has been impressive with your creativity. Love the glitter too!

xo
Pat

Rachel said...

I like the second version of your buffet.

What you've done with your bead board is fantastic! I've never decorated for the 4th. I think by then I'm too wilted and tired. :) This post makes me think that perhaps I might want to rethink!

Stephanie said...

Cute projects. I like the 2nd version of the buffet better.

Full Circle Creations said...

I love how you repurposed the whole flag! Nicely done! I like the 2nd one.

Holly

Ivy and Elephants said...

Now this is so clever. Love it! This post is so inspirational. I would love it if you could share this awesome post at our What’s It Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Art and Sand said...

You gave me an idea for my Fourth of July mantle. I am going to get my blue checkerboard off the porch and toss in flags of different heights.
I love getting inspiration from other's blogs.

Lesley said...

The type style you used is awesome!! Really makes the whole sign.

Are you asking us to rate all the vignettes that you have put on this buffet?? You should do a post with a pic of each one and have people vote!!! :)

oops! said...

So Creative! Good Luck at the Flea Market - you will do well, with your beautiful things!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Maybe the Liberty version~just because I like those pressed tin panels so much!
You really used all the scraps, and used them well! I love the quote, and the white outlines really make all the words pop.