4th of July | Gallery Wall

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

Love the Red, White & Blue, but you’re not too hip on red or blue?

No worries!

Let me show you what I’ve done to create a little 4th of July vignette – with a neutral pallet…

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

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.

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

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…

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

Next, I used the grey-ish paint from the kit to paint my stamps…

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

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.

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

Now, because I stamped out my words without measuring I did end up with some extra room at the bottom of my sign…

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

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.

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

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.

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

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.

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

I added my sign to a little vignette in my living room…complete with a bottle full of sparklers.

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

The idea is subtle…and doesn’t scream 4th of July.

But I like that…

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

Here you can see the dry-brushing a little better…

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

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.

The end.

July 4 Gallery Wall Painted Sign | @MaggieWMassey for @HeidiSwapp

Thanks so much for taking a look!

Now I challenge you to go create something you love!

SUPPLIES: Gallery Wall Pallet Sign, Faux Whitewash Kit, Foam Alphabet Stamps

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