Last month, Attic Gal Alysa and I found these terrific flag stands at Tai Pan Trading. We both wanted a pair, but there were only two left, and since they were a bit too tall for the niche that I needed them for, Alysa got them. Don't they look so great up on her mantle? I just love them!
Well, I still wanted a pair of my own, and I didn't want to spend the $10-20 apiece that they sell for. So I went digging around up in the attic (well, really my garage) to see what I might use.
I found the back of a broken old chair and I knew I could use the spindles.
I found some old wood spools and bought some molding rosettes at the home store for less than $2 each.
I glued/screwed them together like this. Then sprayed them with some blue spray paint I had on hand.
I think my flag stands are every bit a Grand as the store bought ones, don't you?
Forever in peace may they wave!