Monday, July 2, 2018

Old Tin Glory

We (we, meaning my husband, who did the work) recently took some old, corrugated tin off the roof of a shed. I used some on a potting bench and a hall tree. I had a smaller, leftover piece.
Old Tin Glory
I knew it would make a perfect flag.
use old corrugated tin to make a flag

I painted it all white first, and then added the red stripes, the blue square and stars.
use old corrugated tin to make a flag
I used shipping tape to distress it. To do this, simply use the tape to rip off some of the paint when the paint is just barely dry.
use old corrugated tin to make a flag
I finished it all with a clear coat. It is easy to hang by drilling through the holes in the tin.
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use old corrugated tin to make a flag

10 comments:

  1. This is really great. I love how easy it is to do and love the distressed look. What type of paint did you use and did you have to prepare the tin (other than clean it of course) before applying the paint (rough it with sandpaper or clean it with something special to allow the paint to adhere better)? I have some pieces of old tin as well and would love to do my Texas flag on one. Thanks for posting.

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    1. I used craft paint for the red and blue. The white I used was an outdoor porch paint. I did wipe the metal down with white vinegar to get any dust off. But, the porch paint adheres well to the metal.

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  2. So cool. Love it. How did you do the stars - freehand or did you use a stencil?

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  3. So, great! I tried to pin it, but couldn't find a link to Pinterest from these pics. :) Love all of your ideas & your Sunday verses (and comments) are so good. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! Hmmm, I am not sure why you can't pin, but thanks for letting me know.

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