Venturing Into Art Territory

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Project by cassiet717 posted 10-13-2013 05:36 AM 1519 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My older brother (yes, another project for another brother!) saw a picture of a similar piece and challenged me to recreate it.
It was surprisingly simple to make. I used the Vaseline distressing method (sporadically swiping Vaseline on the naked boards, painting, then wiping when dry) to get the chippy look. I stenciled in the stars, then scrubbed, sanded, and then beat the poor flag with an old, heavy chain. After it was nice and rough, I rolled on Minwax stain in Walnut with a foam roller, concentrating on the areas where the wood was showing through. The end result is a beautiful and natural looking wear!
As usual, plain pine here. 1×3s glued together and secured in back with additional boards, and I made a French cleat for him to use when he hangs it.

-- CassieT

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 02:50 PM

Great job, never heard the Vasiline thing before. Its a real beauty!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 06:35 PM

I love it! Great job distressing it as well.


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#3 posted 10-13-2013 06:43 PM

A new “Old Glory” .... who wouldn’t love it? :-)

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 01:13 AM

That’s pretty cool. The distressed job came out very well. Good work.

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#5 posted 10-14-2013 09:33 AM

awesome, you do great work. I love the farm benches too.

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#6 posted 10-15-2013 01:55 PM

vary nice!!!

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#7 posted 10-15-2013 02:05 PM

Love it.

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#8 posted 10-15-2013 03:47 PM

Looks great!

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#9 posted 10-16-2013 03:22 PM

It turned out beautiful. Looks authentic, great technique you have there. Great work!

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#10 posted 10-16-2013 04:06 PM

You did a real nice job on this piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 10-17-2013 02:09 AM

That is different. Personally, I respectfully burn flags that get that way. YMMV

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