6/30/09

Trash to Treasure Tuesday~

While blog perusing one of my many bookmarked favorite blogs, I came across this photo of this old-old patriotic umbrella. Blogged about here.LOVE IT.... WANT IT.... TO CHEAP TO BUY IT~ So whats a girl to do but make a cheap imitation of the real thing :-) Luckily, I spotted this tiny painted silk umbrella at a yard sale. Price? .25cents...I measured and taped off sections of the umbrella with some masking tape. (lurve that stuff~) then just painted on a few coats of acrylic paint. I cut out a star stencil using card stock and just painted in the stars. Once that was all dry-- and blindingly white....I mudded it up with some brown acrylic paint and then closed up the umbrella and dirtied up the sides using black & brown ink. It looks very heavily aged due to the light & flash, but if you were to view it in person it isn't so dark.
I also made an American Flag with pickets off of the white picket fence that is in my front yard... I got tired of it and it is currently sitting in my garage!
This wooden American Flag below, I made using some thin wavey wood that you tuck under that plastic wavey stuff that some use for patio covers.... (whatever that stuff is called) it was like a dollar something a piece and comes in 6' lengths. I just cut each piece in two, nailed it to a few pieces of wood across the back.... It is now sitting in my garage as well...lol
Thats my patriotic Trash to Treasure! If you stop back tomorrow, I'll show you how to make gazebo bunting using sheets-- that is soooooo easy-peasy! You can see more Trash to Treasure by visiting Kimm over at her "Reinvented" Also, by visiting Diane over at "A Picture is worth 1,000 words" If you've linked here and wish to view more of my blog... you can click here~

13 comments:

Frugal Fine Living said...

Wow, Cheryl, that looks fabulous! It's perfect for the 4th of July. You certainly have amazing artistic ability!

Jane

Xazmin said...

That turned out so adorable! I love it!

Jane said...

Wow! What a creative use of materials. I am going to have to keep that wavy stuff in mind!

Michelle said...

I love the umbrella and the picket fence flag even more! What is more American than a picket fence? A picket fence flag.

Pam said...

Great job! Loved it.
Pam

CHER said...

I love this umbrella!! ugh would you believe i passed up an umbrella while shopping today? now i so wish i would not have!!!Have a blessed day, cher

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

WOW, that turned out so awesome! I love them both! That umbrella is adorable!

Barb said...

Awesome umbrella piece, and love your picket fence flag too.
Makes it nice when you start with white and only have to paint the colors.

blessings,
Barbara Jean

Diane MacNaughtan said...

I love it!

~Diane

Jenn Klee said...

That umbrella is JUST lovely, great job ;)

Condo Blues said...

I love how you aged the parasol. Did it soak up a lot of paint?

Kimm at Reinvented said...

That stuff is fantastic, I LOVE it all! The picket fence flag is my favorite, but I also love the job you did with the parasol! Just awesome. Thanks for linking up, enjoy your holiday!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Cheryl!

I just love what you did with the umbrella, so creative! It so great when you can look beyond what something is, and see it's potential to become something different!!
Great job!

Thanks for sharing, and I hope you'll stop by to visit me sometime soon!
Sherri:)