Sunday, September 25, 2011

Love me some shutters



I bought some old shutters a while back and had them sitting around collecting dust. I knew I wanted to use them for something but I didn't quite know what. I decided to paint and stain one set of shutters for a project in my bedroom (which will be revealed later). I had them sitting in my living room waiting for me to take them upstairs (which can be days in this house). I was sitting there, looking at them and then I decided what I wanted to do with my other shutters.
There is a fairly large picture over my couch but the rest of the wall seems so empty. I  was never sure what else to put there....now I know...MY SHUTTERS!!  

So I painted them an olive green color, then I went over that with some ASCP in old white. I sanded them down to distress it some and went over them with a brown glaze.
I am pretty happy with the way they turned out. I can use them to hang holiday decor on or whatever strikes my fancy. So for now I put some Halloween decor on them. I think it helps to fill in the space more, and I just love the look of shutters, so they make me happy :)






Thanks for taking a peek!

Rachel~

25 comments:

  1. Rachel:

    I love your shutters! Look so cute with the halloween decorations on them.

    Kelly

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  2. Hey these came out great! Cute with the halloween decor :)

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  3. Thanks so much Kelly and Jessica! It was a fun weekend project.

    Rachel :)

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  4. Great idea! So fun with your Halloween decor. Very practical, because you can change them up so easily. I like the color you painted them.
    p.s. The purple flower is an Aster. Thanks for your visit.

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  5. Jann, Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about the flowers, I will have to find some..they looked fabulous!

    Rachel

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  6. Rachel -- these are SO cute! Love how you painted them and how you're using them!

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  7. Love these,and the cool cute decorating you can do is even better. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. Hope to see you back again.

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  8. Thank you for the nice comment Lauren:)
    @ Miss Debbiedoo's thank you for stopping by and for hosting the newbie party! Your button has been added :)

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  9. Hey Rachel! Thanks for leaving great comments on my blog! I really appreciate your insight. I LOVE the shutters! I just went to Gina's Junk here in Columbus yesterday to buy some. I was going to make a headboard for my daughter's bed, but they were huge shutters and didn't fit in my car :( Looking forward to following you and getting to know you!
    Alison

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  10. Wow, your shutters turned out awesome. I love how the Halloween decor looks on them.

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  11. Thanks so much Alison for stopping by and leaving a comment. I actually got those shutters at Gina's Junk....love that place!

    Thanks for your nice comment Olga :)

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  12. These look wonderful! I have two sets of these that my mom gave me. I used half of one set for my fall mantle. I'm your newest follower!

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  13. Very cute! thank you for all of your sweet comments, I LOVE how the shutters turned out! I always see these and want to pick them up but never know what do with them! They look great! :)

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  14. Pamela thanks so much for coming by and becoming a new follower. I saw your shutters, they look great. Loved the color you painted them :)


    Thanks so much Alison :) I am going to hit up The Front Porch this weekend after seeing your new finds...I am missing out!

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  15. Hi Rachel, these shutters are just so adorable. I love how you decorated them for Halloween, my favorite time of the year! Thanks so much for stopping by and following me, I'm following you now also. Can't wait to see what your next project will be!
    Marianne :)

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  16. I really wish I had some shutters somewhere in my house. I just love them. Yours look wonderful painted in the chalk paint! If I ever find some I may have to copy you. They look great!

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  17. Marianne, thank you for stopping bye and leaving a comment and for becoming a follower. I hope to have more projects finished soon.

    Kelly, thanks for popping over and leaving me a comment :) I am surprised to hear you don't have shutters, I think they would fit well with your decor.

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  18. You did a great job, Rachel! And I love the way you used the shutters in your decor! Perfect!

    I'm your newest follower; found you via Debbie.

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  19. Hi Rachel,

    Love the little ghost! That is a perfect use for those new shutters...I think you will have so much fun changing them with the new seasons ahead! Thank you for visiting today! I'm happy to be following you too!
    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  20. Christine, thanks for stopping by and visiting me! I am excited about the different things I can do with the shutters too! I don't know if the follow worked, the number of followers didn't change. I hope you will follow me though :)

    Thanks again,
    Rachel~

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  21. Hi Rachel:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. My little pumpkins in the mason jar were bought at a gift shop in Malvern, PA.

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  22. Love me some shutters too! They look great! Really cute with the halloween decor.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment!
    I am your newest follower.
    Michele

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  23. Michele, thanks for the nice comment, and thanks for becoming a new follower. Hope your having a great week,

    Rachel :)

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  24. How wonderful is that...your shutters turned out beautiful.

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