A Dollar General Garden Flag Farmhouse Style Makeover

February 21, 2021

Garden decor is arriving at the dollar shops.  This little flag was a $1 purchase at our local Dollar General.

I like the idea of garden flags, I just don't like the overly bright colors of this flag with my farmhouse/junk garden decor.

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I've always heard that you can paint fabric with chalk paint, so I gave it a try.

If you read over the chalk painted furniture makeovers on the internet, they all say to mist your fabric with a spray bottle of water before painting.

I removed the flag from the metal hanger, and misted it with my spray bottle.

Then I brushed on one coat of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth. The paint pretty much disappeared, and I thought soaked into the fabric.  But, it had really flowed through the fabric to the newspaper underneath. When I moved the flag up on the newspaper, this wet paint spot remained.

I placed the flag on a plastic wrapper, and painted again without any water spray. This worked much better.

I brushed paint on the back of the flag too to give the thin fabric more body.

I pulled out an inexpensive feed stencil from Hobby Lobby.

A Dollar General Garden Flag Farmhouse Style Makeover
I then taped it on my painted flag and pounced on the stencil using Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar.

A Dollar General Garden Flag Farmhouse Style Makeover
Here is the stenciled flag.

I will likely spray a sealer on the flag before I use it outside on my covered patio.  The sealer will protect it from moisture and dirt.  I have Rust-Oleum Spray Paint Painter's Touch 2X Ultra Cover in Matte Clear on hand.

A Dollar General Garden Flag Farmhouse Style Makeover
This was a super easy garden flag makeover.

A Dollar General Garden Flag Farmhouse Style Makeover
I want to use this flag in a container plant on my covered patio this summer, but for now, it's going to have to be a houseplant flag.

In my previous garden flag projects, I replaced the flags with a stenciled canvas flag HERE.

I also have a winter/Christmas houseplant flag HERE.

Thanks for visiting.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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