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Pottery Barn Inspired Beadboard Flag

I have a love hate relationship with Pottery Barn.  They have really cute stuff, but they are such a total ripoff in the price department.  I have had a gift card in my purse to PB for almost 2 years now I refuse to spend it since every time I go in I think "I could make that" or "That is a pretty generic piece of furniture, I will hold out and find it on sale somewhere else."

And that is the EXACT sentiment when I saw this bad boy:

Yeah, it is a really cute flag.. but ya know.. they want ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE DOLLARS for it!  

Not happening.
Luckily for me, I have some extra beadboard leftover from my powder room makeover (yeah, sorry.. haven't posted that reveal yet, but I have been busy!)   The original PB version is more than 5 feet wide by 2 feet tall.  I didn't want it that large since I planned on hanging it on the front of my house, so I cut down the beadboard to approximately 2 x 3:

  I used poster paint to color the flag.  I actually had my kids help me with this, since I wanted it to look rustic and therefore a perfect paint job wasn't necessary:
 I diluted brown paint I used on my kitchen table and glazed the entire board to give it an aged look.  I also splattered it with a little oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
Lastly I sprayed it with clear coat so the paint wouldn't run when it gets wet (since it is going to be outside all summer)

Not bad for an afternoon of work.  Total cost: ZERO!

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