stars and stripes, the fourth of july {and a flood giveaway}

Updated: congratulations to our winners: Brooke, Lillian and Mary Lauren! Check your emails soon! 

So raise your hand: who else let the 4th of July sneak up on them? I’ll be honest…Jamin has been out of town, and between laundry, the kids, and a little work sprinkled in, I certainly did! I know. Shame on me. But I have a bit of a weakness for stars and stripes in my every day decor. So as a nod to the every day infusion of a little patriotic spirit, I thought I’d round up a few of my fave theme-my ideas….For red + navy, stars + stripes, home style, fashion…and a little of the in between.

1. This DIY garland {inspired by the fabulous West Elm} isn’t just for christmas ideas.

2. I love a striped rug in a room and navy is certainly a handsome addition. If you can’t find just the right shade…paint one!

3. I adore this striped dresser, by the talented Barb of Knack.

4. + 6. Every gal needs a navy blue dress with red shoes. I’d love to see this paired with a red beltand this bag (though not really fitting in with the ‘theme’) would look awesome with all of it.

5. Perfect for a party: simple cookie cutters turn any ordinary watermelon into extraordinary fun. And I love the idea for this simple bag of candy as a party favor!

7. This pillow is perfect for any every day decor…and would be fabulous eye candy for that special day.

8. I adore Jamali Garden. And I especially adore their lanterns. These mercury glass star lanterns are right up my alley-party or no.

9. Tufting + navy. Need I say more?

10. I must say, I don’t cave and purchase things often, but this is one product we absolutely adore. The boy’s quilt that we keep in their room from Pottery Barn, is perfect for any day of the year. It becomes especially patriotic when we watch the fireworks on them every year. Nothing beats a good quilt.

So what do you guys have planned for the fourth? I think watermelon, barbecue, and a little rest are on the radar for us.

…Which brings us to our giveaway! If you have any DIY plans soon {aka building a hideaway of your own} we’re giving away three super fabulous Flood products to three lucky winners, that would certainly help you complete it! If you remember, this is what we used to stain our own deck on the hideaway. It was super easy to use and they make a great product!

We’ll have THREE winners, one for each of the certificates above: A Cleaner/Brightener Concentrate, Waterproofing finish, and Wood Finish Remover sent straight to you to redeem at your nearest Home Depot. If you’d like to enter, simply leave a comment below, telling us what you’d like to work on around your own homes. 

{While you’re at it, be sure to check out Flood’s fabulous deck refinishing giveaway, here!}

We hope you have a wonderfully fun + safe holiday! Best of luck and we’ll announce the winners here, Friday!

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Responses to stars and stripes, the fourth of july {and a flood giveaway}

  1. I have numerous things that would love those flood products… but I would like to do my 2 daughter’s “hideway” just like yours! They would adore it!

  2. Angela R says:

    We need to seal our porches again, and I showed my husband your hideaway and he definitely wants to build one for our daughter this fall!

  3. Rasonda says:

    You have some great goodies on here. I looove Jamali Garden. I found them when I was getting married 7 years and have browsed and shopped ever since. I pinned painting a rug- such an awesome idea and great tut.

    I would looooove to build a hideaway of own for our three little ones with the Flood products, I should them yours and they are bugging me to get on it now.

  4. Mandy W says:

    We already have a “hideaway” but it needs clean up & paint & sprucing up.

  5. we live in a rental, but thankfully we have an owner who lets us paint/fix things up! our back deck/fence was a mess when we moved in, so we’ve been slowly trying to do things to spruce it up. any one of those gallons would be handy to use in the process! thanks for the opportunity :)

  6. Sarah Thacker says:

    I’m getting ready to start my hideaway! So, it would definitely be used on that.

  7. Jessica Anderson says:

    We are planning on building a hideaway per your instructions soon!!!

  8. Catherine says:

    I’m working on painting our family room and changing the flooring in our sunroom. Thanks for the chance!

  9. Andrea says:

    We definitely need to stain the deck at our rental.

  10. Amy Walker says:

    My back deck is in desperate need of some attention! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Laura D. says:

    Believe it or not, we really need to re-stain our deck! So this would be absolutely perfect!

  12. Mary F says:

    We are buying our first home, and the waterproofing finish in particular would really come in handy!

  13. Bronwyn Z says:

    We need to clean and stain the stairs at the side of our house.

  14. JessicaD says:

    We are converting a beautiful pergola form a friends wedding reception into a sandbox and the front and back porches need restained and sealed. FLOOD would be perfect@

  15. Courtney says:

    I’m so ready to redo my kitchen–cabinets, backsplash, and sink.

  16. Courtney says:

    I’m so ready to redo my kitchen–cabinets, backsplash and sink!

  17. Lilliana says:

    We are hoping to complete a playhouse for the girls before Thanksgiving so any of these would be great. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog.

  18. Lorie U says:

    The kid’s fort is fine, I don’t have a deck,
    but my picnic table is a total wreck!
    Time to remove that old stain
    and waterproof again.

  19. I’m really wanting to make some outside play items for our girls.

  20. Stacey says:

    My husband just finished building a swingset/slide/fort for our kids. I need to finish it, this prize would be a great help!

  21. Jill Jones says:


    I just read your post about The Well. I think my husband can help your brother. He has been in the coffee business in Nashville for 20 years. He has a company that installs and services espresso and coffee equipment. There is a great deal of upkeep involved with these machines, as you may imagine. He said he would be willing to help your brother free of charge. He does a lot of work for the big chain coffee shops so he is in the West Nashville/Green Hills area a lot anyway. Email us if you would like any more info.
    Happy Fourth!

  22. Diane says:

    Our Shed needs some Love :)))

  23. carol jane says:

    I am so ready to redo my hardwood floors and my deck. So many awesome products!

  24. Sandy says:

    We are in the process of making our back deck our little hideaway.

  25. Mindy says:

    Great giveaway and great post! I’m planning on a trying my hand at Hypertufa this holiday week!

  26. mary lauren says:

    so many projects…but giving the deck some tlc is definitely on my list!

  27. Lesley T says:

    We are purchasing a 1960’s fixer upper in Homewood. One of the bright spots is a huge deck on the back of the house that is begging for a nice waterproofing treatment!

  28. Kelly Weston says:

    I’d love to finish tearing up and refinishing our kitchen floor where we installed a pellet stove 2 years ago!

  29. Jess says:

    Our front deck needs a good staining.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win! Happy Fourth!

  30. Suzanne S. says:

    I would love to stain my fence in my backyard. It needs some work. Thank you for the giveaway!

  31. beth says:

    I have watched you re-do your deck and I am now inspired to do mine as well. Those products would really spur me to do it sooner rather than later! That is if our heat wave stops. Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. sarah says:

    we have plans for a fence, deck and pergola in the future … would love to use it on any of those! thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Andrea says:

    Know just the place where I would use this! :) Great giveaway!

  34. Heather says:

    Our deck has never been stained and now it needs it! I’d love to win this!

  35. Kirk Tucker says:

    Backyard and deck needs work!!

  36. Lisa McGriff says:

    We are buying a house that needs some love so this would be an awesome prize for me.

  37. knack says:

    Thank you so much for the “Rosie” {striped chest} love today! I love the collage that you put together…so fresh and just plain great!

    Happy fourth!


  38. DRTVrMoi says:

    The cleaner/brightener is calling my name. I just inherited a bungalow & it’s wooden floors are in need of some TLC

  39. jackie says:

    We have a wooden gazebo in the backyard that is in need of some desperate upkeep and TLC. The flood waterproofing finish would do just the trick.

  40. Courtney E says:

    I have a whole house to work on but I would love to have this stuff to put on the deck!

  41. Jerri C TN says:

    Our deck is in desperate need of being refinished again.

  42. sarah perry says:

    I could use it all! I have some many plans and any of these products would come in handy!

  43. Julie says:

    I would love to build a play room for my little guy! I want so badly for him to be able to have a room to explore and learn and grow in!

  44. Jenni says:

    I loved reading about your awesome fort. We just rescued a puppy and I need to use lattice to enclose the lower part of the yard so she won’t escape under our high-set fence. Using Flood on the lattice would make it last a long time, especially since it will be so close to the elements.

  45. martha says:

    I want to build my kids a fort. seriously I love the one you guys built and it has inspired me! thanks

  46. Sally P says:

    My front door needs some serious help!!! Wonderful giveaway – count me in :)

  47. Kathy Moody says:

    My deck is in desperate need of staining! We’ve had so many other “to do” projects, that it has been neglected. This is just the motivation I need. : ) Thanks for the chance!!

  48. Erica P says:

    I love your ideas! I need to seal my deck and redo my front door. I just finished pressure washing the deck. I am definitely a DIY girl!

  49. April V says:

    I’m wanting to re-do our deck off our back porch, and these would all be perfect!!

  50. Deena says:

    The link to that DIY garland isn’t working…can you post again? Thanks!

  51. Haley says:

    We reeeeeaaaaalllly need to refinish our deck!

  52. Sharon McMartin says:

    The kids play set definitely needs a little TLC:)

  53. ellen says:

    Our deck needs some refinishing to pick up its looks.

  54. Tiffany Sullivan says:

    We started our “hideaway” for our daughter last week. We will be doing the walls this weekend. So we would definitely use it for that!!

  55. Michelle Warmuth says:

    We have sooo many projects on the to do list!

  56. Janice says:

    I can think of so many projects for the hubs, I mean me, to work on! :)
    This would be a nice motivator!