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Rustic Window Lath Flags

June 23, 2014

Rustic Window Lath Flags

I love old windows, even the ones that are missing glass. I had two like the one above. Actually, one window still had one pane still intact. It was easily removed. 😉 Yep, I’m fearless that way.

I decided to turn them into American flags just in time for the Fourth of July. The inside dimensions were perfect for using 13 laths for the flag stripes.

After placing the laths together to trace the edges of the blue field, I separated them and dry brushed each lath with the appropriate color.

I hemmed and hawed over what to do with the window frames, so I asked a few friends what their thoughts were.

The choices were to leave them as is, stain or clear coat them, or dry brush them red, white or blue. The clear winner by all was to dry brush them red. I have the smartest friends.

I attached the laths to the back of the frame, leaving small gaps between each one to fill in the space.

Lastly, a large star was stenciled over the blue field.


Okay, maybe the star wasn’t last…I decided to add two laths running vertically on the back to give the stripes more stability.

I love, love the way they turned out.

Enjoy!

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  1. Don’t you love old windows? They are so versatile, takes a smart lady like you to figure out great ways to use them. Love how you did your flag, it looks so nice and like just one star on the field. Very creative as always. Happy summer days

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this charming window flag at my Show and Share Party.
    Blessings,
    Linda

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