This pin is what inspired me. The link isn't working anymore.
I used a patriotic craft/quilt book--I spray painted it red first, then painted it blue, added the stars and stripes. I used a watered down brown paint to get an aged look but be careful wiping, if you rub too hard it will remove the paint base.
I'm linking up with Tammy at Country Girl at Home, make sure you check out all the other pinned it, made it projects.