From a picket fence to a
Coastal Inspired Flag
White picket fence sections have multiple personalities.
When I first meet these two they were leaning in the back room of a rummage sale. After further inspection, I realized that someone had used them as headboards.
I snatched them up not really knowing what I would do with them. But they’re wood, for $5 and I knew I could deconstruct/up-cycle them and create something else. After looking at them for a year, it finally hit me, a wooden flag.
I created a beachy coastal inspired flag from sections of the white picket fence.
Wood (we used sections of a white picket fence)
Craft Paint (your choice of colors)
Paint applicator – I used a piece of cardboard (brush or sponge)
Remove boards with drill. Luckily they used screws 🙂
Mark and cut the pickets off, to create a rectangle. Be sure to wear safety glasses and hearing protection.
Tape the area for stars and stripes.
Paint the section for the stars. I used a vibrate green for this area.
I placed 3 colors of craft paint on my paper plate palette, I blended and painted all 3 at the same time. I used a piece cardboard (you could use a paint brush) to create a dragging effect.
Remove the tape and sand lightly, if needed. I used a sanding block to distress the paint.
Use a hot glue gun to apply the starfish.
After it dried, I hung it in the screened in area on the dock. It looks perfect with all the colors in there.
The white picket fence is now the perfect beachy coastal inspired flag for the dock!
28 thoughts on “Coastal Inspired Flag”
I think your flag is so cute! I am making a pallet flag and I was a board short I will be using your trick to fit in 13 stripes.
Great idea Anna!
You’ve hit one out of the ballpark again☀️
Thank you so much Joyce 🙂
Love it Debbie! Love the stump end tables too!
Debbie this is gorgeous! Would have never thought if a coastal fence flag. So cool!!
What a great project and it’s perfect for this area!
Looks fantastic! I like how you thought outside the box!
I love the flag and especially the summer bright colors! So fun!
That turned out so cute Debbie!!
This is absolutely gorgeous!
OMG! How cute is this! I love this idea!!! How clever to use the starfish!
This is SO cute Debbie! I love the colors you mixed, perfect with the pillows!
WOW! Your flag turned out so great!!
LOVE this Debbie! The colors are so pretty!
Oh my gosh – ridiculously cute, Debbie! Love your fresh color choices and its perfect for your dock!
that flag is gorgeous!!! My mom loves the beach so I can’t wait to make something like this for her. pinned!!!
Gorgeous and so perfect for summer!!!
Love the fresh take on the flag. Beachy and coastal is so festive and fun!! This would be darling at a pool house or beach house.. heck, even my house 😉
Debbie this is FABULOUS!! I love it!
Oh I love this sooooooo much. Love the colors. Beautiful
So fresh and fun! Beautiful colors
Have a great day,
Just love the flag. I love how you took a flag design (which most times you think red, white, and blue) and made it your own with great colors. I looks so great in your dock room. And what a great room that is. What great design. I am a new follower and just love your blog, design, and tips.
Too, too cute – love the colors and it looks so perfect the way you used it. How nice to have a dock house and your décor is perfect. The flag is just the icing on the cake. The pillows match the flag perfectly – did you make those ?? If so, I would love to know the brand. The wood stumps look perfect – what a fantastic place to just read, meditate, perfect for a relaxing summer. I love your blog and wish I had 1/2 your talent and creativity. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.