Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Prairie Style Star

Hello everyone!

The other day, while out antique shopping I found this old wooden star.  It was a dark brown natural wood.  I decided to bring it home and paint it white and dress it up with some shabby chic fabric strips.  Now, it is what I call my "prairie star".  


(Please excuse the black mark showing up on the wall in this picture.  It is a defect with my camera.  My wall does not have a black mark on it.) 

Here is a close-up of the star.


I hung it on the wall above my chair in place of the picture that was here.  It moved to another location which I will share with you later.  



Before I added the fabric, my husband thought I was hanging a Jewish star on the wall.  Isn't he a funny guy?  And then my 13 yr old chimed in with it too.  Living with so many males in the house is never a dull day!  


I'm happy with it, no matter what they think.  I've seen many versions of this star before.  Some are made out of yardsticks and some are left natural and plain.  Mine has a shabby chic look to it so it fits in with my white slipcovers and feminine decor.  

Do you have any stars in your home?  

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

26 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

I have quite a few stars in my home ( and I'm not Jewish - that's too funny lol ) love yours!
I'm also swooning over the clock in the corner and your coffee table - just gorgeous!
xox

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I have one like yours. Mine is made out of old tobacco sticks and already had some shabby white paint on it when I bought it. Love what you did with yours. :)
xo Laura

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I think it's lovely! I have seen some made with yardsticks and loved them too

Katie Mansfield said...

Very, very cute!

Deserae said...

I love your prairie star....very pretty!
~Des

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

It looks great! I love the fabric strips you chose too. And I totally understand about male comments in the house. My men have plenty of opinions about my decorating choices. Lol!

Judy Pimperl said...

Your star is great! And, I'm seeing a clock in the room that I love too! The entire look is good...makes me want to get rid of my color and go with more whites...I need another house!
judypimperl.blogspot.com

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

It is so pretty. When I get back to making things I think I will try to make me one.

AntiqueChase said...

I love it!

Wanda said...

I love it, but I have to tell you that was the first thing I thought..The star of David.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your prairie star!! Now I want to make one. I have a huge star on our chimney outside on the front on our house. I also have white iron stars over the railing in the hall bathroom.
~Cindy

Marissa said...

Such a pretty star.
I wish I could say I have one or two
no stars here:(
Men are funny. Mine tells me stuff like that all the time..
LOL

must love junk said...

Love this!The fabric gives it a special touch :)
Susan

Leslie said...

I had to laugh when I read the comment your husband made about the star;) Yep, that's a guy for you! I like your STAR Kelly and would enjoy one in my own home. It adds a whimsical feel! Enjoy your day:)

laura Madalene said...

That looks great - I would have loved to win it!! I am always looking for new home decor ideas. I'll be back to read more in the future...
house-design

Missy George said...

Interesting. My dog is the only star in my house. Have a good day.

Babs R said...

Your new star is really pretty with it's shabby chic makeover. Nice job, Kelly.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Great idea to paint your star and add your touches - it is perfect in your home! Jane

pipmum said...

Love it! All it needs is a bird...xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
I have stars like that I use at Christmas. I never thought to have them out year around. Hmmmmm!
Yours looks great.
Kris

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Your star looks very pretty, all dressed up in lovely fabrics!

Teddee Grace said...

I like your Prairie Star. Here's some info about the Star of David:

Star of David, Hebrew Magen David (“Shield of David”), Magen also spelled Mogen, Jewish symbol composed of two overlaid equilateral triangles that form a six-pointed star. It appears on synagogues, Jewish tombstones, and the flag of the State of Israel. The symbol—which historically was not limited to use by Jews—originated in antiquity, when, side by side with the five-pointed star, it served as a magical sign or as a decoration. In the Middle Ages the Star of David appeared with greater frequency among Jews but did not assume any special religious significance; it is found as well on some medieval cathedrals. The term Magen David, which in Jewish liturgy signifies God as the protector (shield) of David, gained currency among medieval Jewish mystics, who attached magical powers to King David’s shield just as earlier (non-Jewish) magical traditions had referred to the five-pointed star as the “seal of Solomon.” Kabbalists popularized the use of the symbol as a protection against evil spirits. The Jewish community of Prague was the first to use the Star of David as its official symbol, and from the 17th century on the six-pointed star became the official seal of many Jewish communities and a general sign of Judaism, though it has no biblical or Talmudic authority. The star was almost universally adopted by Jews in the 19th-century as a striking and simple emblem of Judaism in imitation of the cross of Christianity. The yellow badge that Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe invested the Star of David with a symbolism indicating martyrdom and heroism.

Bliss said...

No stars in my house, at least not that kind!

Anne said...

It looks like someone was bitten by the shabby chic bug...and I love it :-)
What a beautiful star,I am enjoying the changes you are making in your home :-)

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

You can tell your guys the Star of David has 6 points. It looks great there and I like the distressed finish. I have a similar large and small star made from snow fencing boards, in rustic wood, both on our backyard fence.

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Oh, and I love using stars in our home year round. I have a very large barn star above the white armoire in our family room, an ivory tin star in the basement, a trio of barn stars above our family room tv, use tons for Christmas decor including my tree, and funny enough just last night I finished sewing a white pillow with a cream star on it. It looks like I may be a wee bit star obsessed lol.