Saturday, June 19, 2010

puttering with an old shutter.....

well saturday is upon us again and I actually have some time this morning to devote to a couple projects I've been thinking about. A couple of years ago on our beach vacation I came accross a great junk shop. They had a bunch of old shutters stacked outside and I found one I had to drag home. I hung it on the wall in the living room and left in its original shape, really I barely brushed the spider webs off of it. It was a very dark green and pretty crusty with some metal hinges on the corners. I have always liked it like that but........
lately I've been thinking I would like to paint it a creamy white. Sooooo... off I ran to the basement to my personal paint store and see what I've got...score ... this should be perfect. A couple of hours later, my creamy crusty shutter is hanging back on the wall in the living room. I love it.... at least for now. Who knows... in a couple of years I may paint it black!

Hope you have a great Saturday!


  1. Hello nice what you have done !!! have a happy weekend hugs from me..................bye!

  2. Nothing like gettting creative!! Love your living room.

  3. Don't you just love how much you can change something with a little pain. I do not understand people who are afraid of painting. If you don't like a color, just paint again. Might paint it black, funny, lately I have been thinking of taking some of my black pieces and painting them white. Have a great Father's Day.

  4. Lovely! I've seen old shutters used as headboard too. They are great!

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