Rustic Reclaimed Wood Flag

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Don't you just love the 4th of July?  It's my favorite holiday of the year, and I love seeing homes decked out in red, white, and blue.  I'm definitely a proud patriot.  And I'm also a decorator on a budget.  After seeing some amazing big rustic flags in some of my favorite catalogs that I scour for inspiration, and having gotten my hands on a ton of gorgeous old wood recently, I had a light bulb moment and knew exactly what to make with that wood.

Introducing my Rustic Reclaimed Wood Flag...

Isn't she a beauty?

I love the rustic look of the uneven paint with the character of the wood coming through, so I thought it was fitting to go truly old school and make it a 13 colony flag.  And because I wanted her to really stand out from a distance, I went with thicker, chunkier stripes.  She has already taken over the porch that my Vintage Scooter had just gotten cozy in.  But normally I struggle to find good summery porch decorations, so now I'm thrilled to have decorations fighting over the prime front porch real estate.

I shared a sneak peak of her on Instagram last week.  Are you on Instagram?  I looooove it & post a lot of fun pictures there.  I'd love to have you follow Gallamore West on Instagram if you're not already.

Also on our front porch is my wreath I made at the Coffee & Crafting Pinterest Party I hosted a couple of weeks ago.

Do you have special traditions for the 4th of July?  
We're already gearing up to make our annual Flag Cake and have a BBQ/pool party/sparklers in the backyard here!  And I've always wanted to have my boys in matching Americana swim trunks.  This year I shopped around, found a fabulous deal at The Children's Place, and finally bought them.  They look so handsome in them :)

I'm sharing my Rustic Reclaimed Wood Flag at some of my favorite party places.  Have a great weekend!  My boys are out of school for summer break now {finally... yippeeeee!!} so we'll be out and about playing this week!  xoxo


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