Repurposed Vintage Farmhouse Patriotic Wooden Blocks - Raggedy Bits

Repurposed Vintage Farmhouse Patriotic Wooden Blocks

Turn dated wooden blocks into repurposed vintage farmhouse patriotic wooden blocks | full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

It’s that fun time of the month again for our Inspired Makers Challenge. That’s where a group of my blogging pals and I get together with a theme and get making! This month’s theme is Red, White and Blue. This fits in perfect for Independence Day coming up over the weekend! If you’ve been following me for a while your probably thinking “huh, but your an Aussie”?! Luckily we have the same colours here in Australia! So I’ve put on my patriotic creative cap and come up with some repurposed Vintage Farmhouse Patriotic Wooden Blocks to share with you.

Repurposed Vintage Farmhouse Patriotic Wooden Blocks

Turn dated wooden blocks into repurposed vintage farmhouse patriotic wooden blocks | full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Supplies needed:

Turn dated wooden blocks into repurposed vintage farmhouse patriotic wooden blocks | full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Step 1 – If you’re cutting your own blocks set your drop saw up and cut your 6 blocks. Sand any rough edges and then stain. If you’re using blocks that already have paint on them, lightly sand so that the colour goes away because you don’t want that coming through later when you distress.  Then using your flat brush give one of the faces of the blocks 2 coats of Liberty Blue.

 

Turn dated wooden blocks into repurposed vintage farmhouse patriotic wooden blocks | full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Step 2 – Using your chalk pencil draw the Aussie Flag. I used the pattern from my Aussie Stool Makeover from last year as I guideline. If you don’t feel comfortable drawing freehand shrink down the flag to the size of the blocks then using transfer paper trace the image onto the blocks.

 

Turn dated wooden blocks into repurposed vintage farmhouse patriotic wooden blocks | full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Detail Time Step 3 – Grab your round brush and start blocking in the flag using Fork Red and Picket Fence.

 

Turn dated wooden blocks into repurposed vintage farmhouse patriotic wooden blocks | full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com
Step 4 – Draw or trace on the stars of the Southern Cross and block in using your round brush in Picket Fence.

Turn dated wooden blocks into repurposed vintage farmhouse patriotic wooden blocks | full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com
Step 5 – It’s sanding time!! Grab your stander and distress to your liking!!

 

Turn dated wooden blocks into repurposed vintage farmhouse patriotic wooden blocks | full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com
And there you have a fun way to celebrate your country and be grateful where ever you are! Be sure to check out all of the other fabulous Patriotic projects from my blogging pals below!
Happy painting!


Join us the last Friday of each month for a different Inspired Makers Challenge

Follow with #InspiredMakers and #InspiredMakersChallenge to see more amazing projects each month!

The rules are simple – whatever the project is, it has to fit the monthly challenge theme, which is something different to inspire you each month!

June Challenge: Red, White, and Blue
Load up on all the patriotic inspiration from your hosts:

Kimm @ Reinvented | Denise @ My Thrifty House
Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Victoria @ Dazzle While Frazzled
Toni @ Small Home Soul | Susanne @ Pearl Street Designs
Kim @ Farmhouse Made | Susie @ The Chelsea Project

 

Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂

Turn dated wooden blocks into repurposed vintage farmhouse patriotic wooden blocks | full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

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18 comments

  1. Hey Sweet Aussie Friend! And thanks for sharing the red, white, and blue celebration with us! Love your blocks so much. They are just the perfect touch of color and could fit anywhere in the house. And the Fusion colors. Perfect! Thanks for the inspiration! Susie from The Chelsea Project

  2. Oh I am so glad you got to play along with us this month with your red white and blue flag blocks. They are so cute and will look lovely all around your home, not just on your independence holiday. I guess I need to start looking for some blocks at the thrift store 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! It was a fun little project and I was so grateful to still be able to join in with all of these other talented ladies!

    1. It really is a fun product to use, isn’t it? Can’t wait to see what else you paint with it!! Hope you had are having a wonderful long weekend with your family!

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