Thursday, August 2, 2012

Union Jack Crate

In honor of our upcoming trip to the British Isles, I thought it was only fitting to try my first Union Jack project.  This was quick and easy, and I've already sent this crate off to the shop. 

I found the crate at a neighborhood sale.  I love any kind of wooden box, and I love to paint the plain Jane ones that I find.

This probably isn't the correct blue because I used a blue I had on hand that I thought might work.  I only put the image on the front side because that's all you will basically see.

This is what the crate looked like when I found it.  The man from the sale looked at me in disbelief that anyone would want this thing, but I purchased it from his wife.

I masked off the image with painter's tape and painted in the little triangles with blue.  Then I stripped off the tape and painted in my white.  Then I masked off the middle of the white to make my red stripes.  The rest of the crate got a new coat of blue paint.  I love my Union Jack crate and I'm sure this will not be my last project with Jack.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
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                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
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                                     Faded Charm Cottage       Fine Craft Guild      
Thursdays        Embracing Change     The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    Fishtail Cottage
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
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                                    At the Picket Fence     Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Decorating Insanity   Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           My 1928 Charmer Sunday's Best


Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Maggie, I love that blue and it's so striking with the white and red. Have fun on your trip! But, I'll sure miss your blog updates!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Love that! It's nice to see just how you lined up the painters tape. So cute!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Good for you Maggie, Oh goodness I hated painting the Union Jack, so glad you enjoyed it it looks great!


Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I think the blue looks great! Great job! Hope you have a fun and safe trip!!

Honey at 2805 said...

Super cute! Nice job, Maggie! Thanks for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Very festive box to celebrate your upcoming trip!

Laura and Lisa said...

Love it! Have a lovely time in the UK!

Bliss said...

Bet if I made something with a Union Jack on it for my one son he'd quit saying the stuff I've been making makes our house look "old".


Tammy said...

I love boxes! You did a great job! I hope you have a great trip! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

craftyles said...

It looks great. I love that blue and that you rescued that wooden box. Well done!

Cozy Little House said...

I think it's a perfect blue!