Americana Flag Window

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I guess you can say I have a thing for old vintage windows…whether they have glass or not. There are so many creative things you can do with them whether you turn them into large picture frames for your walls, maybe an end table for your patio, or hey, you can paint on them!

My dad knows I love old windows, and him being a flea market fan, found me a few old windows with lots of character. I had them sitting around for a while and got really inspired with all of the ideas on Pinterest and I finally decided to turn one of the windows into a flag to go on the side of my red shed in my backyard.

After cleaning it up, I set to work. The hardest part is thinking in reverse. After you figure that out, you are off and running, but remember to be patient. I used regular DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints, a sponge brush #87423, our Dual Sided Paint Pouncers #70824, and Triple Thick Gloss Glaze Spray #70834, a star stencil that I had on hand, and that is it.

First you stencil the stars with White, you need to do these one at a time and let the paint dry so it won’t smudge when you put the stencil down again. For the next star, I just eyeballed it, I wanted this to be rustic, so I was not worried about equal spacing, if it was a little off, the more charm it would have. But if you want it more exact, you can take the time to measure it all out.

Once all the stars are in place and they are completely dry, carefully with your sponge brush paint the Uniform Blue field over the of stars. Make sure to go past the stars for some extra blue border. This took several coats for a solid coverage, you must make sure the paint is dry (this is where the patience comes in) because you can lift the paint off of the window from the layer below (believe me I know, it happened to me).

Once the blue is dry, I free handed the red and white stripes with a sponge brush, once again going for the rustic look. You can use the red of your choice, but I used Brilliant Red for my stripes. Again, this may take more than one coat depending on the coverage that you are looking for. I let it dry for 24 to 48 hours and then I sprayed it with the Triple Thick Gloss Glaze Spray.

Then a few eye hooks and some chain and a little help from my dad, and it is now hanging on the side of my shed, and I love it!

 

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