A large Patriotic flag painted on the side of a barn has always been one of my favorite yard decorations. But how could I create something like that in my back yard......no barn.......and not enough skill to paint a big flag on a wall....lol!
So, I created the same effect but in a different way!
Before I share my secret of how I created a big red white and blue wall flag, I wanted to show you how I added some much needed decor to the Tuff shed that holds all my fall decor and other misc. stuff.
I couldn't find a good before pic, so the one on the left will have to do. As you can see, I had window boxes and two wheel barrows. The photo on the right shows my progress so far in giving this area a mini makeover.
The new look......
I added outside curtains and replaced the pink geraniums with yellow sunflowers, marigolds, lavender, and white geraniums.
H screwed a section of bed springs to the top of the door. I can hang anything I want from the springs without having to put more holes in the door. I didn't have time today to make a proper wreath for the door, but I will get one done soon.
I covered the chair cushions with the same fabric I used for my outdoor curtains. I used one of my $1 yard sale sheets, so I have plenty of material to spread around.
I will look for some outdoor Patriotic pillows to put in the chairs, but for now I have my Walmart dragonfly pillows that I bought the other day for $2.50 each on clearance.
One more thing before I get to the flag......
H bought two identical bikes at a yard sale last Saturday......
They had been $20 but it was the end of the day and everything was half price....can't beat $10 for a bike. Ky took one of them to ride over at her house and she can ride this one when she is here.
Now for the details on the flag.......
It is a shower curtain that I found on Amazon for less than $20! It should weather well and hopefully not fade too bad over the years.
The area I wanted to cover was bigger than my flag, so I layered a queen sheet behind it to make up the difference in size. What am I hiding behind that sheet/flag you ask!
This used to be a vegetable garden, but we haven't planted one in several years. SO, this area has now become a "catch all"
The bed that used be full of squash now is full of Morning Glories. a big piece of bed spring and a half of a rusted 55 gallon barrel. The "side table" is a wheel barrow topped with a rusted pedal car.
One corner holds some extra flower pots that are not in use right now and if you look close, up against the fence is a baby bed spring. that I was using as a trellis.
Another wheel barrel filled with two mail boxes and a big musical instrument. In the back ground you can see a couple of chairs that are in need of repair.
I need to do a video so you can see how pretty the flag looks when the wind catches it!