Monday, June 27

Uncle Sam

Look who’s hanging out on my front porch… Uncle Sam!


I am so excited to get him finished and out on the front porch. Doesn’t he look great!! We have our flag flying and Uncle Sam greeting the neighbors as they drive by. God Bless America and Happy 4th of July!! 

** Please ignore the awful condition of my door and door frame. Hubby is in the middle of sanding and preping so he can re-stain the front door and paint trim (as soon as the weather cooperates). Of course, when I'm ready to take pictures it’s still under construction (just a little embarrassing... sigh). Oh well, it will look awesome when he gets it done! (I pinky promise to post a pic after the door refurb)

My Inspiration

Anyway, my inspiration comes from one of my favorite blogs… Krystal at Sassy Sanctuary. Let me tell you this is one talented lady! If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting her blog, I encourage you to stop on over (here). I not only stalk follow her blog but I stalk follow her on Facebook and Pinterest too! 

DSC_0116(2)This is Krystal’s version of Uncle Sam. She has a great story about how she came across this idea and she created good ole' Uncle Sam from scratch. He is made from a table leg… so clever!! You will find the materials needed and her instructions (here).

Uncle Sam @ Sassy Sanctuary

Thank you Krystal for encouraging me to go for it! Go stop by Krystal's blog and let her know that AJ sent ya!

I think my version turned out so great!!  What do you think??

A huge major shout out goes to my son and his wife for helping me. Due to my physical limitations they had to do the cutting and a lot of the painting but believe me when I say… I was the official back seat driver pointing out my opinion every step of the way!

Now, all I have to do is finish the wreath for the door. Once again, I have fallen for another one of Krystal’s projects and have been cutting fabric for days trying to get my wreath done. She failed to emphasize in her instructions that you will be cutting millions of strips of fabric forever and ever!! Seriously, it’s a great pattern and I plan on making a wreath for every holiday. Can't wait to show you!!!

My son is already thinking about taking the Uncle Sam concept and making something Halloween and maybe Pilgrims for Thanksgiving. Yippee…  this could be fun!! 

Up next… finishing my patriotic wreath then I have an awesome mantle display to show you that will rock the best patriotic theme (hint: pick your plum)!! So stay tuned...

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Simply AJ

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  1. This is so cute and he fits perfectly in the little corner for your front door. Yes, this could carry on to other seasons--nice! Found you via Busy Bee.

  2. Oops, I guess that would be The Blog Guidebook, I got all wrapped up in their Busy Bee 30-day giveaways :).

  3. so cute! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!

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