Another week has begun and COVID19 is unfortunately still going strong. Stronger, in fact. Our numbers here in Alabama keep rising and North Alabama (where I live) is a hot spot. What a year 2020 has been! I pray it ends easier than it began.
The fourth is upon us and has me thinking everything red, white and blue! I have red incorporated in my house so pulling pieces for Independence Day is pretty easy. Today, I’m showing you two easy DIYs and one extremely simple and delicious recipe.
If you saw my post last week, this dessert will look very familiar, lol. It was so much better than I was expecting and the frosting below is why! A graham cracker topped with this luscious frosting then topped with sweet strawberry slices and blueberries. Single serving desserts are all the rage now and this one is a nice, light treat after a filling grilled meal.
I took two terra cotta pots in different sizes (because that’s what was in my garage) and painted one with stripes, and the other two toned. After the holiday, I will transfer the two Vinca plants to a larger pot.
I like the “not so perfect” look so I simply placed the painters’ tape and folded it down so the lines wouldn’t be completely straight.
Red stripes were painted and the tape was removed once dry. Don’t be jealous of my expensive cardboard box makeshift table, haha. You can also see I usually have several projects going at once. I’m impatient, so while waiting for one thing to dry; I work on another.
Adding a few swipes of watered down white paint gives it a bit of distressing.
I had planned to paint vertical stripes on this one but messed it up so badly I decided solid would look fabulous!
The pallets were on here last week also but I have completed three more since then. The ladies graciously sent me pictures of their patriotic set-ups. They all look great!
The two pillows (above) were purchased at Dollar General last summer.
The stars came from Hobby Lobby (similar but smaller) in various colors and I painted each of them bronze with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint from Lowes. I taped of a section for the blue stars’ square, then painted red and white planks alternately. I used the paint sparsely for a distressed look. The blue square was painted next and it took about an hour to fully dry.
There is a small hole in the each of the stars so I attached them to the pallets with a penny nail. I plan to detach my star from the pallet after the holiday for easier storage.
Valspar exterior paint (satin) was used for the pallets and the pots. The blue is Bluer Than Blue and the red is Heirloom Red . The white is Ultra White all-weather adhesion. I used an off white Valspar Signature (Polished Ivory), for the pallet stripes.
Lana’s flag looks right at home amidst her plants and other red, white and blue decor.
Wendy already had beautiful red pillows and black accents so the flag looks quite cozy in between the rockers. Love the fern accent for a little punch of green.
Kristin simply propped hers in the corner of the front of the house and it works!
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you have a wonderful (albeit different) Independent Day this weekend. Stay safe and healthy!
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