The year was 1976. I put on my favorite pair of plaid polyester pants, made myself a Fluff sandwich and joined my family around our little tv set (making sure the antenna was angled properly) as we anxiously awaited the Olympic Games.
My favorite events were ice skating (remember the Dorothy Hamill haircut) and gymnastics (who could forget when Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast to score a perfect 10!).
Today, I still love watching Team USA triumph and I decided to show my spirit in honor of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a huge symbol of my American pride. What’s more American than our flag – and of course I had to put my spin on it.
I headed to Lowe’s for all of my supplies and I love that it’s one stop shopping. Not only can I get my wood, screws and paint there but I can also get my favorite P&G cleaning supplies to make cleaning up a cinch (I may or may not have spilled half a can of paint on the drop cloth).
DIY Fence Flag
Fence – I cut a 26 panel fence in half (13 stripes in our flag)
Lay favorite wreath on upper left side of fence and measure your blue square making it large enough to fit wreath (I bought this oyster shell wreath at HomeGoods)
Tape off square and paint it blue
Paint one coat of red on alternating fence panels with angled paint brush which makes it easier to not get paint on other boards. I like keeping a roll of Bounty paper towels nearby for resting my brush and cleaning up any drips.
Paint one coat of white on remaining panels
Measure the center of your blue square then nail a 2×4 behind the center of the square
Screw hook into center of blue square and into the 2×4 you just added (to hang the wreath)
I cleaned up the scuff marks on my garage wall with Mr. Clean Magic Erasers.
To hang, I added two metal cup hooks to the side of the garage (into the studs) then added two screw eyes to the 2×4 posts in the back of the fence (measure to make sure the cup hooks and screw eyes are the same distance).
The flag is the perfect backdrop for a pair of adirondack chairs.
I love the 3-d effect the oyster shell wreath gives the flag!
GIVEAWAY – CLOSED
Winner: Patty Soriano
I’m teaming up with Lowe’s and Proctor and Gamble to give one of my readers this amazing box of goodies:
– $150 Lowe’s Gift Card
– Bounty Paper Towels (one roll)
– Mr. Clean Magic Erasers (2 pack)
– Dawn Ultra Dish Soap (14.5 oz)
– Downy April Fresh (10 oz)
To Enter: just leave a comment in this post telling me your favorite Olympic event
I’m giving myself a perfect 10 for this project …
and I didn’t even have to do a backflip!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Procter & Gamble/Lowe’s. The opinions and text are all mine.