Love the Red, White & Blue, but you’re not too hip on red or blue?
Let me show you what I’ve done to create a little 4th of July vignette – with a neutral pallet…
I’m not super-crazy about using red in my decor – but I really wanted to add a little something to my house for Independence Day…so I decided that for this project I would stick with colors that would complement what I already have going on in my home.
I started by grabbing some pieces from Heidi’s new Gallery Wall Collection: the Pallet Sign, Foam Stamps & Faux Whitewash Distress Kit…all available at Michaels Stores.
First I painted the Pallet Sign with the white paint from the Distress Kit.
*When I have a larger area like this, I simply pour the paint directly onto my surface and paint from there…
Next, I used the grey-ish paint from the kit to paint my stamps…
I stamped my design (the Star Spangled Banner lyrics) freehand – making sure to balance the design by leaving room on both sides of my sign.
Now, because I stamped out my words without measuring I did end up with some extra room at the bottom of my sign…
I was going to continue with the lyrics along this space, but I decided to leave it blank because I didn’t want to end up with half a song line across the bottom.
I could also have cut off this extra space, but, in the end, I decided to leave it so that I could put things in front of it without losing any of the lyrics.
After the paint had dried, I took the small brush from the Distress Kit and “dry-brushed” my sign with white paint.
To do this, add a bit of paint to your brush & pounce down on a paper towel to remove most of the paint.
Then lightly drag your brush along over your design to give it an older, more distressed look.
And that was it! Not too many steps…and not too complicated!
I’m all for keeping things simple and do-able.
I added my sign to a little vignette in my living room…complete with a bottle full of sparklers.
The idea is subtle…and doesn’t scream 4th of July.
But I like that…
Here you can see the dry-brushing a little better…
I really love the control I have over my decor when I create it myself.
As far as I’m concerned – there are no rules when it comes to your home.
If you love it, do it.
Thanks so much for taking a look!
Now I challenge you to go create something you love!