Don’t you love Americana decor?
The Red, White & Blue.
Classic. Bold. Proud.
I love a little Americana decor here and there…
though it’s not my usual decor by far.
I saw this little charmer in Country Living magazine
and decided to take the copycat challenge at Debbiedoos.
French Heritage $1,450
the paint did not like me this weekend.
It melted in the 94 degree temps.
When I pulled the tape off – the paint peeled up with it. ARGHH!
It FINALLY dried enough to sand and antique by the evening
but now it seems the antiquing stain doesn’t want to dry completely
So I have been wrestling with it to get it finished…
I missed the party.
Here’s how it started out:
but the perfect candidate for a new paint job.
I primed. I taped. I painted.
Stripes of red and white and a vintage blue
I used a tiny brush to paint the primitive stars in
and added the knobs
The finish is looking much more uhm,..
than I originally planned
and it’s so not perfect but… I am not hating
the very super distressed primitive look it has…
kinda liking it’s quirkiness
since I have pulled out enough of my hair for now…
I’m going with it.
It’s definitely better than the before!