We are a very creative family and that means we make more than we "buy". So for the Fourth of July we didn't want to go to home goods or any other department store to make our decorations. Our yard is pretty big and we wanted to make a statement so we bought some paint and put our noggins to work.
For starters we bought some crap from lowes ( thank you house warming gift cards). This included firepit stones that came on a pallet.
Hmmm pallet. . .
Separate Charlie and I are great, together we are unstoppable! I decided to paint the pallets because it would be perfect for a huge door display.
Notice the fire pit ring to the right, another project soon come.
The pallet was perfect for a flag display. We had the paint because we knew we somehow wanted to represent America, but this idea just came to us. The pallet only allowed for a few stripes and it was square so Charlie measured out enough to portray an American flag and got to work.
By chance (and miscommunication) we started painting red on the pallet first. FYI 7 red stripes and 6 white, with 50 stars we know.
After the red was on and we took a step back we noticed the original brown in the white spot made an awesome rustic look.
"Once you go brown you don't turn it down".
On we went to blue.
My husband being the cute, sweet, charismatic, genius that he is immediately came up with the brilliant idea of making an abstract suggestion of stars on the flag.
He did an amazing job! Go Charlie!
Then after I dragged it to the porch and set it up in the location I envisioned it sitting. My love said let's try it somewhere else. I let him lead because he was on a roll and he bungied it between these awesome trees.
I think it's perfect!