May 27, 2016

Summer Gallery Wall with DIY Flag Sign

Happy Friday! Today marks the unofficial start to summer and it is also the fourth Friday of the month, which means I am joining some super talented bloggers for Farmhouse Friday. Please be sure to check out their posts which all include a patriotic how-to just in time for Memorial Day weekend.
Summer gallery wall with DIY American flag, plank shiplap wall and paint-by-number
I like to update the gallery wall in our family room with the seasons and I just finished adding some summer inspired touches. The focal point of our summer gallery wall this year is the DIY American flag I made with some scrap wood. I took the pictures but never actually got around to sharing how I made it. This flag is so versatile and always finds a spot in our home during the summer months.
Summer gallery wall with DIY American flag, plank shiplap wall and paint-by-number


To create the flag, I used 13 strips of pine (cut to 1"x2")  that I painted in alternating shades of red and white. I used regular craft paint and painted the strips separately before putting the whole sign together with 2 strips of pine on the back to hold all of the pieces together. I then used painter's tape to create a rectangle, which I painted blue. It took 2 coats of paint to cover the stripes completely. Then, I used a rubber star stamp to stamp on the stars. Finally, I went over the whole flag with one step crackle to age it a bit.
DIY American flag
I like how it gives our family room a punch of red, white and blue that goes so well with the other pieces that make up our gallery wall.
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This is just one wall in our summer family room. I will be sharing more of this room next week and I hope you'll stop by to see it. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
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15 comments:

  1. You always have the best gallery walls. Hope you have a fun time with your family this weekend. Big hugs, CoCo

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  2. I love your gallery wall and DIY flag. The Camp pillow is adorable too. The room is perfect for summer!

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  3. Looks great Courtney Have a great week end.
    Kris

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  4. I love that flag idea! And your gallery wall is amazing!!!

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  5. I love everything about it! Such a fun idea to change the wall for the seasons too!

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  6. You have such a talent with gallery walls! Can you come over and do one for me?!! Love the flag and all the bright colors. I have always dreamed of owning a beach house and decorating with red, white and blue. I am pinning this for future reference...just in case I end up with that beach house someday! LOVE it!! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Summer is here!
    Shelley

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  7. I love the decor of your room! I spent a lot of time drinking in all of the details. Your flag looks perfect on your gallery wall.

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  8. I just love your house! You have such great style.
    Brenda

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  9. I was just thinking last night that we need an aged american flag sign in our living room! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Cute summer look! Your house always looks so lovely!

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  11. I love the camp pillow, where is it from?

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    1. Thanks Marissa! I got the camp pillow on clearance at Orvis. You can also find it here at American Country Home Store: https://www.americancountryhomestore.com/products/camp-pillow-24250?src=googlebase&gclid=CInqm4Wonc0CFUI6gQodD9QPEg

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  12. I love the wall! Where did you find the picture under the flag? :O)

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    1. Thanks! The picture under the flag is a paint-by-numbers.

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  13. You have a beautiful family room! That flag wall display is really iconic and very easy to create. Will re-post these summer gallery wall ideas that you have via i need help writing an essay to inspire other mother's out there.

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