Wednesday, August 13, 2014

American Flag with a Rustic Frame


As you know I have been decorating my husband's new office at the high school were he works and there is a large wall that I was envisioning with an American Flag.  I wasn't sure if I was going to build one out of wood or find and older one and frame it.  While out junking with my friend Heather last week, I found a great older flag that was perfect for what I had in mind.  



My neighbor happened to be taking down her old fence and I asked her if I could have her old fence boards.  While we were on vacation, the whole fence was dropped off in piles and when we got home I was very happy to see all the old wood.  My Father in Law -Papa- lives with us and he is a very good woodworker, so I asked him to help me make a frame for the flag.  He cut the wood and then hand drilled holes for dowels in the corners.  We glued it together and then also added the L braces for extra support.

I stapled the flag to the back of the frame and added a thin piece of plywood for extra support.  This flag and frame are 70 in. long and 50 in wide so it is very large. 
I LOVE this Flag!!











19 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to honor this old flag. You and your father-in-law make a great team.

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    1. Thank yo Betsy-I love how it turned out and it is perfect for my husband's office in the school where he works.

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  2. Outstanding. I would never have thought to use old fence boards in this way. The piece is stunning.

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    1. Thank you-I love the old boards and the flag and it is perfect for the school!

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  3. Great idea. Love the look of the rustic boards around the flog.

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  4. Thank you so much for hosting another wonderful American flag.
    I hope you had a great weekend!
    Interior Design

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    1. Thank you Laura-I have a thing for American Flags and this was a fun project!

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  5. Love it with the old wood! Great way to recycle the flag.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary-I have a lot of old wood now so there will be many projects made from it!

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  7. So pretty I love the frame! I have always loved the American flag as art, great job!

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    1. Thank you Gigi-I love the frame too and can't wait to make more from the pile of wood!

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  8. I love this so much! Great frame! Great idea to staple it to the back. Great find: old flags are hard to come by. This will look so great in your husbands office!! Thank you for sharing and happy humpday!! :)
    xox, Crystelle
    CrystelleBoutique

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    1. Thank you Crystelle-My husband sent me a photo of it on the wall in his office and he is getting lots of compliments on it. I love everything about it!

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  9. This looks wonderful! What a great idea. :)

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  10. FYI: http://www.legion.org/flag/code

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