Monday, June 24, 2013

God Bless America

I hope all of you are enjoying this week.  I am surprised at how fast June has been flying by.  As we approach July, it is obvious that everyone thinks of the 4th of July.  With that in mind, I knew just what I was going to do with my most recent auction purchase.  Again, another piece that no one bid on.  I know, I just don't understand either.  Doesn't anyone else see the potential?!

 Here she is before any tlc.


You can see that we have a little veneer issue.  But overall, I felt she was a great little candidate for a patriotic makeover.  First thing I had to do was pull up the American flag to make sure I did, in fact, have the right amount of stripes.  I painted the base with Annie Sloan's Emperor's Silk.  Then, I painted the top white.  After measuring and a little math, I started taping off my stripes.



I picked up some star stickers at Dollar Tree instead of making a stencil.


I slapped on some blue paint from a sample I had.  As I peeled off the stickers, some of the white painted started to pull off.  Therefore, it would have to be distressed.  To finish it up, I applied clear and dark wax.  Now, she is an eye catcher!  All set and ready for a little patriotic guy or gal.


I decided to gear up for the 4th of July in my booth by adding this desk, bunting, and a little chalkboard word art.  I followed how Maison Decor made her bunting.  For the font for the 'Freedom' word art, I used Mutlu font.  I used the good ole' rub the back with chalk and trace over the front with a pencil.  To add even more of a pop, I had to add a little red and blue fireworks.


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7 comments:

  1. Awesome.. Let freedom ring....

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  2. What a great transformation. You have a gift for seeing potential in "ugly ducklings"!

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  3. Julie,
    LOVE this super duper cute table and I will feature it at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party on Monday. Please feel free to grab my starfish feature button for your blog.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. That is too cute! I love your booth setup too!

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  5. I love your booth its perfect. I featured a picture of one of your flea market booths on my blog today, hope you stop by and follow along. house-of-diy.blogspot.com

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