Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A Simple Americana Project!



What do you do when you have some old wooden shutters laying around the garage?
Well, you make an American flag.

I had these shutters - there were two of them hinged together - and I took them apart.  It was already white so all I did was divide the shutter part into four sections horizonally.  I painted them as you can see and when I was finished, I decided that it needed a little more depth, so I went back with a dark burgundy color and floated in a little shadow on the left side of each red stripe.

You may have seen this floating around on the internet.  When I finally traced it down, she had used a real fabric flag and folded it in the shutter to look similar to this one.

I will be putting this out on my porch above my little bench.

Enjoy!

Judy


32 comments:

  1. Fresh idea Judy. Loved the shadows you added. Great display piece.
    Joy

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  2. Judy!!!! That is SOOOO very clever. I love it--and I love that it looks like it is "rippling" in the breeze. Have a great night- xo Diana

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  3. This is fantastic! I love it! Must find some shutters!!!
    xo Kris

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  4. Judy, this is fantastic. Great job of floating the darker color in!

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  5. I love this idea very much, Judy!
    Happy week!
    Helen xox

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  6. Dear Judy

    What a great idea and beautifully done.

    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  7. How clever you are, Judy! Now that I see how cute your American flag shutter is, I wish I had kept the old shutters I had in my stash!

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  8. Perfect . . . Love the idea!
    All ready for the 4th of July . . .

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  9. I love that idea! Beautiful transformation and SO colorful! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  10. How totally cute. I have to pin this one cause of love anything Americana.

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  11. Hi Judy, Love this project and an idea after my own heart. Love that you floated some darker color on the red. It sure looks like it is waving in the breeze. Grand idea for a shutter. You are so talented.
    Happy Creating.
    Hugs

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  12. Perfect Judy, what a great idea :)

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  13. Judy this is sooooo cute! I would love to have this on my porch!
    hugs, Linda

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  14. That is so awesome - love it! Oh Judy, you are so talented with all your creative projects.

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  15. Great idea - you did a great job.

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  16. YOU ARE SO CREATIVE!!! If I edited the book that you should write with all your projects, I would put this one on the cover! XO

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  17. Wonderful! I especially like the way you added the shadowing. And it really does look like it's rippling in the breeze - I had no idea how you managed that until I saw the shutter!

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  18. Adorable Judy. Now I need to find me an old shutter!

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  19. What a great idea, Judy! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Judy, Now that is a new one for me...and I love it.!! No one will get rid of their old shutters any more. Hope you have a great day, xoxo,Susie

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  21. This is just too cool and very cleaver. I love it!!!!

    Cynthia

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  22. Oh Judy, you are so talented. I love the flag, you did a terrific job on it.
    Mary

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  23. I love this project, Judy! Pinning! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. It looks fantastic, Judy! You're such a good painter.
    Brenda

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  25. Great idea! I really like it and I would love one for my porch. :-)

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  26. What a great idea! Love it Judy! xoxo

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  27. I saw this on 44th St Fabric blog and LOVED it! You are SO clever! I am a new follower. -Derrith

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  28. I love this, Judy! It looks great! You did a wonderful job. I think I'd keep this hanging up all year long.

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  29. Oh how cute Judy..perfect for the Summer holidays..

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