Last fall, I spotted the remains of a white picket fence in the dumpster while I was working on a project with our local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. We had been building a home for a local family and I thought it would be fun and even a bit sentimental to make the homeowner something with a remnant found on the property.
I made her a coat rack (seen buried here beneath the kids' jackets) and with the pieces left over I made some fun signs to gift to my friends.
This one hanging in my laundry room I decided to keep for myself.
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, I decided to use the last fence pickets lying around the shed to put together a seaside version of the flag. Here's my quick and dirty how-do:
Belt-sand the pickets to remove any lose paint and attach them together on the back with two scraps of plywood.
Add a quick wash of aqua paint and some spray varnish. (I buy this stuff by the case.)
Add a few starfish and two picture hangers, and voila! Your finished "flag."Total project time = less than one hour.
*No coastal home is complete without a few sugar starfish.