Thursday

Red, White and Blue Living Room


I took a small break working on the guest room to give the living room a quick makeover. I loved how it looked all dressed for Spring with lots of green and yellow, you can see it right HERE, but for Summer I wanted to give it another look.

The great thing is...  It was super easy!

As usual, the main focus in this room are the old windows, they are such a big display, this time I gave them the look of an American flag using burlap ribbons.

*This is NOT a flag, it's not intended to be a flag, it is only a patriotic art project*

The materials you'll need:
  • 1 big spool natural color burlap ribbon
  • 2 big spools red burlap ribbon
  • 2 big spools blue with stars burlap ribbon
  • scissors
  • tape


The instructions are plain and simple: Cut the burlap to fit the old windows and attach it with tape.
That's it!

At first I thought I only needed one spool of red, but nope :/ One more trip to Walmart was needed. The natural color burlap was longer than the red or blue. This is how it looked mid way.

Up close this is how they look on the windows.


Once the windows were ready, it was time to bring some more flair to the room, my vintage watering can was perfect to hold some white flowers.

New napkin pillows were placed on the sofa...

And the room got totally changed!



:)

Some more patriotic projects:

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Stars
                                           

Wreath
Table Runner
                             

Pencil Holders


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33 comments :

  1. Very creative --- what a fun idea...

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  2. What a cute idea. I'm always amazed and inspired by the creative ideas that women keep coming up with. Just darling.
    Cindy

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  3. Great idea! I love how your windows are interchangeable with the seasons.

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  4. I love your windows! You have so much fun with them, and the burlap was genius! As always you inspire me!

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  5. Beautiful, Cristina! Just perfect for this time of the year!

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  6. I love it and I'm not even an American!!!

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  7. I love how this turned out -- gives your room a completely different look! :)

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  8. This looks really pretty! Love big statements! I used to live in an old house that had a navy blue clawfoot tub (it was that way when we moved it)...so I decorated that bathroom in Americana and everyone loved it!

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  9. This looks like it belongs in Country Living Magazine. Pinned it to my 4th of July board. Absolutely adorable!

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  10. Cristina, this room is gorgeous! I'd love to have you stop by and link up at the Skip The Housework party! http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/skip-housework-24/

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  11. This is such a great idea, Cristina! So clever!

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  12. This looks so great and makes a real statement in the room...

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  13. Christina this is just amazing!!! LOVE your patriotic creativity!

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  14. I really love your framed flags and can't believe how easy the project is!! The windows pack a punch in your 4th of July room, which would be awesome to have up all year round!! Stopping by from The Scoop ~ Amy

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  15. I love how easy it is for you to change up your room for each season! Such a great way with such a big feature. I honestly thought that was a vintage flag...can not believe you made that looks awesome!

    Deb
    http://seekinglavenderlane.blogspot.com

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  16. This is one of the best patriotic projects I've seen! I love it, and I'm pinning it to my Patriotic Pins board.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party!

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  17. So cute! And I love how you can change it out every few weeks/months if you get bored with it!

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  18. This is amazing. I love, love, love this idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  19. So cute! I have a collection of antique windows and I have been searching for the perfect project. Would love you to check out my blog thriftandcraftit.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh my word!!! This is beautiful!! What an original idea!!!

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  21. This is such a statement piece it looks so good! Great job :)

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  22. This is very creative! I love your idea, it came out beautiful.

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  23. Qayyyy amiga querida ! Que proyectó más patriótico , me encantan esas ventanas viejas como les cambias la decoración según la ocasión

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  24. Such a fantastic idea! LOVE!!!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  25. That gorgeous living room is calling to me.

    I have the white sofa and blue buffalo check pillows. I think I need a flag pillow on the sofa, quickly, before the 4th.

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  26. I love love love this project! It's such a beautiful wall piece!

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  27. AWESOME Christina! Wow, this Wall in your living room looks amazing with your great patriotic artwork!
    I'm watching the Soccer WC... felicitaciones hasta donde a llegado Colombia, que belleza amiga!
    Have a happy 4th. of July week.
    PS: I have a giveaway you might like, so hope you can come over. Easy to enter too.
    FABBY

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  28. Such a brilliant idea that creates such a fabulous focal point. laurie

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    1. Oops .. Sorry, I accidentally deleted my comment! Ugh! I just wanted to say how gorgeous this is, Christina!! Those windows are so fun. What a creative idea. Perfect for this weekend! Have a great 4th!!

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  30. What a great idea for those windows Cristina! I have an old 6 pane window out in my garage I've been waiting to use somehow. I'm so glad to see your blog again. You always have the best decorating ideas and photos. Thanks.

    Lee Ann G.

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  31. You're incredible - really Cristina - this is fantastic - looks gorgeous !
    xox

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