Mr. Savvy Got His Craft On

6.26.2016

A couple of weeks ago, while Mr. Savvy and I were riding in the car, I asked him if he still had the pallet that the outdoor dining set came on? I then mentioned that I would like a flag made out of it. He said he was sure he could do that and then a few days later he was just working away on it in his garage.

He really needs to learn how this blogging gig works because I didn't get a before shot of the pallet. Well, anyway y'all know what a pallet looks like. He had already taken the best boards and was cutting them to size.

I needed to head to the craft store and get the paint and to figure out what I was going to do for the stars. I certainly can't draw a star worth a flip.

 I was thinking I could buy star stickers and paint the area where the stars go white first and then add the star stickers, paint the blue over them and then pull the stickers off and voila you have stars. So I told Mr. Savvy my bright idea and then he saw the stars I brought home and said they were too small for the flag. Darn, back to the drawing board.

I went to Michael"s craft store after finding nothing at Hobby Lobby. I found three packages of ten 1.5 inch wooden stars which were perfect. Only thing I needed 50 not 30. I traveled probably sixty miles round trip to four different Michael's looking for two more packages of stars and only found one. Okay I need just one more. I'll learn not to wait late before a holiday to find what I need. I ended up buying a package of 20 1 inch stars and told the mister to just mix them up because I wasn't looking anymore.

He brought the flag up to the house and set it on the kitchen island and over the bar stools. I was like no, you can't work like that so he brought up the saw horse.  He had already marked the lines for the stripes.

He had painted this part on the island before he brought the saw horse up.

The blue is done and now on to the stripes. He carefully taped off the stripes to paint the white ones first.
He is such a perfectionist even though I told him it didn't have to be.

White stripes are finished. Now on to the red.

He taped off for the red and we both painted the red stripes together.

Uh oh, the red bled some.

No problem. He taped off the red and painted the white over the spots that bled through.

I should have bought white spray paint, but I had only picked up white craft paint so he hand painted each and every star. Two coats! He's such a trooper!

Stripes are perfect and stars are glued on.

He did a fabulous job! I was going to age it a bit with dark wax, but I'm afraid of messing up all the hard work he put into this. I love the way the stars turned out with the two sizes.

Supplies used:
 Navy and white acrylic paints, red milk paint already on hand, frog tape, brushes and Gorilla Glue not pictured.

Stay tuned to see where I'm using it.
Can you guess where?

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31 comments:

  1. Bravo to Mr. Savvy! Your flag turned out great. I know some people who would just faint with envy (lots of USA fans over here).

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  2. Hi Kim, that flag is fabulous! Is it going to the sunroom??

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  3. Love it! Yes what a trooper!

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  4. Mr. Savvy did a fabulous job! Love it!

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  5. Oh my word, he did an amazing job. I like the stars in two sizes too.

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  6. Love the flag! Those stars give the flag wonderful texture/dimension. I had lunch with Miss Shirley and she said you said "Hi." Thank you, and "hi" back to you! 😊 Sheila

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  7. Gold star for Mr. Savvy!

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  8. I Love it! Can't wait to see where it goes!

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  9. He's such a keeper!! It's looking so good, great idea, and it's going to make a fabulous focal point!

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  10. I think the two star sizes are perfect! I love it with things work out like that!

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  11. Fabulous job Mr. Savvy - it's beautiful!!! Can't wait to see it installed in its new spot.
    Mary

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  12. Well done Mr. Savvy. I love it. Can't wait to see where you put it.

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  13. You and Mr. Savvy did a fantastic job. Sometimes it works out when we can't find the supplies we think we need. I like the 2 different sized stars.

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  14. Looks awesome Kim! Mr. Savvy did a great job putting the pallet wood together! like the look of the different size stars. Sorry, you had to drive so much to find them! Pinning!

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  15. I am going to guess that you are having a family cookout for the fourth and that your flag is going to hang outside, maybe as the backdrop on your pergola....:)

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  16. Way to go Mr. Savvy! It turned out great! I will be sure to swing by and place my order!;) Wish we could make it out that way this summer.

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  17. Love it! I wish I could get Mr. Celebrate to do the same...I have a few old pallets I have wanted to do this to. I think I am just going to have to up my game and learn how to use those power tools.

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  18. Looks fabulous! Great job Mr. Savvy!

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  19. You both did an awesome job. Mr. Savvy did an awesome job! That stars look great.

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  20. I love it!

    Steve is working on the state of California for me. I'm in charge of the decorations for my 50th high school reunion and decided wood maps were much more fun than paper maps to tag where everyone lives now.

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  21. Wow he did a fabulous job and Ilike how the starts worked out. I'm just guessing it's going in the sun room?

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  22. I love the hard work and patience he did making the flag for our country. God Bless America! Thank you Rebecca

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  23. Well, since I saw it on Instagram I know where it went and it looks fabulous!!!! he did a GREAT job!

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  24. That is FABULOUS!!!! I am showing this to my Hubs

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  25. I absolutely love this project Kim! I love even more that you and the Mr. did it together:) Happy 4th of July! Your deck looks amazing too.

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