I call this my farmhouse style American flag because it isn’t red, white, and blue. I chose to stick with a neutral palette for this project.
I completed the project in less than two hours. You guys know me, I didn’t measure anything and the flag is perfectly imperfect. Just how I like things.
How to make a DIY Rustic Farmhouse Style American Flag
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Wood for flag- new of reclaimed
Wire and screws for Hanger
Howard’s Wax- Neutal
Reclaim Paint- Off White
Rusty Nail Star – eBay
The board is a piece from my favorite junk shop.
I used FrogTape to make the stripes. I didn’t measure anything…just eye-balled it. I tried to keep the stripes the same width as the FrogTape. It was the perfect size for the stripes.
I made sure the edges of the tape were good and sealed by using a flat plastic piece (similar to a credit card) and running it over the edges. I think this is called burnishing but not sure. That’s what I’ve always called it but the definition in the online dictionary is different. Maybe one of you guys know what it’s called.
All taped off and ready to paint.
For the stripes I used off-white Reclaim paint. I didn’t worry too much about covering every speck of wood with the paint.
See how nice and clean those paint lines are? Love it.
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to paint the area for the star but decided last minute to paint it.
Just a little distressing to give the flag a worn look.
Howard’s Wax to seal, protect….and add patina.
Do you guys remember this crate lid with the stenciled name? I didn’t paint over the back…saved the history. For the hanger I used two screws and picture hanging wire, and as always wall protectors on the corners. Most of the pieces I work with are a little rough and I try to do everything I can to make them “home friendly”.
I wanted to go a different direction from the red, white, and blue. I still haven’t made the nautical flag with starfish as the stars. Maybe next Summer, I’m kind of out of the mood now.
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What do you think of my flag? The whole project took less than 2 hours. You should give it a try.
See you tomorrow. Have a great day.