My red rockers look like they were painted just for the celebration. These have gone from natural to yellow, to black, to red. I'm debating whether it's time for a change again. I hope to get some #paint soon and get the porch brightened up.
I did repaint a few pieces already, like this little side table. I made this simple little flag pillow last year. More about that in another post.
My former neighbor gave me the cute little bench before moving earlier this year. She told me sweet memories of her children play driving a car on it and then her grandchildren doing the same. I sanded and painted it with plans to stencil a phrase across the back. That will happen soon. The tin buckets above were from the dollar store a couple of years ago and I just got those painted in time for the 4th. Notice my little white star on the back of the bench. It's a carpenters wooden folded measuring tape. It folds into the perfect star.
I found both of these lanterns in two different thrift stores last year. One was from Ikea and the other from Big Lots. Identical - who knew. A little paint and another patriotic item for my porch.
The pillow was a zero cost diy project. I took some linen like fabric that I had on hand cut 2 squares to the size I wanted. Painted them and stitched it together. I'll have a post about both pillows up soon. If you can stitch a straight line you can make these pillows.
I love the candle light as the sun goes down.
Well that's my little spot of Americana. I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you'll be back soon. I'd love it if you'd leave a comment. They make my day so much brighter.