Thursday, July 4, 2013

Star Spangled Fourth



I fell in love with this star on Pinterest a while back - oh Pinterest - how you temp me with crafty ideas!  I finally sat down and decided to make it.  I had always intended to do it for Christmas, but then figured if I made it for the 4th and painted it red - it could possibly be used for both holidays!

I love how it turned out and it made decorating for the 4th so much fun!  You can find the basic instructions on how to make it here!

I spray painted my completed star red - but it seemed too much, so I decided to make it more distressed by glopping a lot of white acrylic paint on it and wiping and sanding a lot of it off.

 
I really like how it turned out and it goes much better with my funky maroon walls than if it were entirely red!
 
 
 
Here's the other side of the room, where I went with red white and turquoise that I hope I can stick with for the rest of the summer!
 
 
I love these coffee pots that my mother-in-law gave me!  They are absolutely my favorite part of the mantel (besides the star of course!)
 


Then outside I couldn't resist to give these a face lift in festive colors as well!  Now off to barbeque!

I hope you all have a Happy Fourth of July!

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