Tuesday, July 17, 2012

SHUTTER REPURPOSED - DRY BRUSHED AND DISTRESSED












I HAD GOTTEN 2 OF THESE
SHUTTERS A WHILE BACK

HERE IS THE BEFORE...

THEY ARE GREAT OLD WOOD 
SHUTTERS. I THINK I GOT THE
PAIR FOR ABOUT 5 DOLLARS.
ONE OF THE SHUTTERS I MADE
A COAT RACK FROM AND THIS
OTHER ONE I FINALLY GOT
DONE. IT'S IN MY OFFICE
AND IM USING IT TO HANG
UP SOME OLD VINTAGE PHOTO'S 
AND SOME NEW ONES AS WELL.

AFTER...

I DRY BUSHED IT WITH
TWO DIFFENT COLORS AND
LET SOME OF THE DARK WOOD
SHOW THROUGH, THEN I ANTIQUED
IT WITH WOOD STAIN!





LOVE THESE GREAT OLD PHOTOS
THIS IS ACTUALLY HOW THEY
TOOK A BATH IN THE DEPRESSION
ERA!


AND I PAINTED THE BACKSIDE
A DIFFERENT COLOR WITH SOME
TURQUOISE IN IT SO IF I GET
TIRED OF THIS COLOR I CAN
FLIP IT OVER.

ITS A GREAT WAY TO DISPLAY
PHOTOS!

HOPE YOU LIKE IT!


23 comments:

  1. Hi Lauren,

    Your shutter is super cute. The pictures are priceless :)

    Dee

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  2. so cute- what a great way to display photos!

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  3. I love how your shutter looks. I love finding them too, painting them and using them for all sorts of things. Looks great!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. I like how you painted the backside a different color. That makes it really flexible.

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    1. yeah i like the way both sides look!
      LAUREN
      Thanks for stopping over

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  5. I love old shutters, too! I use them to cover the cold air return vents in my home!

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  6. Lauren I absolutely love the color you painted the shutters!
    Beautiful look on those old shutters.
    Susan
    Homeroad.net

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  7. The idea of doing both sides different is brilliant. Who doesn't love to change things up! Good thinking.
    Liz

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  8. I agree, perfect way to display photos! And I love the nice aged finish!

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  9. what a great makeover! I have several of these around the house. Now i have inspiration :D thanks for linking to PinInspriation!

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  10. Love how the paint finish on this turned out. I bought a really tall one this past weekend and painted it white and am doing the same thing for our Wedding in September. I am going to display photos of us from when we were babies to now on it. I will do a blog post on it soon.

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    1. thanks for stopping over and for the nice comment, cant wait to see yours, thats a great idea!

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  11. What a fun way to re-purpose the old shutter! I love this idea!

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  12. Hi! I found your blog through Funky Junk Interior's link party. Love the shutter project and your whole blog looks so interesting! I'm now following and looking forward to reading more great posts! Feel free to visit me at pinkcherubmoon.blogspot.com. Take care, Hugs, Leena

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  13. Great finish, Lauren. I like the wisp of color.

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  14. It looks like an antique and I love the use! Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. :) Have a nice day!

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  15. Hi Lauren - Great job - love the colors. You are before me on Between Naps on the Porch.

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  16. Lauren, I am crazy about this project. It's my pleasure to feature you in my Fab Friday Favorites!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  17. I love it! What a fun photo display. Love the finish you did too. :)

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  18. I love quick and easy shutter projects! great idea to be able to turn it around!

    gail

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  19. I have my shutter & love your paint technique. I'm going to try a variation with different colors. I'm usuing one of your pics & linking back to your post on craftstorageideas.com. Thanks!

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