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March 22, 2012

Born in the USA

I've seen it over and over again....
the Union Jack flag on furniture and pillows,
and it looks wonderful,
however, I go a different direction.

Anyone that knows me realizes how pro America I am....
nothing from China, all local produce, and repurposed
to the point of driving my family crazy sometimes.

I did this particular style of furniture 12 years ago
when I was in an antique mall.
It did quite well, then 911 came along,
and I lost interest in making money on people's emotions,
as everyone was buying anything with a flag.

I had to bring it back, even if just for this one time.
The little antique chest is over 100 years old and
a product of the USA.

After being painted white, it was taped and painted,
then glazed to give it back some age.

I really like how the paint on top took the glaze
differently in places making it more interesting.

It looks good all dressed up in more
Americana and primitives.

Who says I'm all about laces and whites....
it's just not so :)

Thanks for stopping by today,
You know I love it when you come.

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  1. ' Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi Jana, I love your antique chest painted red, white and blue. I try to buy made in the USA, but sometimes it is hard to do. I like how the top looks which to me it really shows its age. Thank your for sharing. I love the vintage area. Have a great weekend Your Missouri Friend.

  3. Love the way you painted the charming chest!
    Mary Alice

  4. Loved your blog and the things that you did. Loved the chest, since red is one of my favorite colors. Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    Betty Whatley


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