Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Upcycled Shutter

I found this shutter "on the side of the road." Okay, it wasn't totally on the side of the road, but someone was clearly done with it, and I clearly wanted it. That's all I'm going to say about that. 


 It had some amateur-looking carvings in it.


There was a random wire hook on the back, that did the job.



I had great plans for this shutter, I did. You're on Pinterest, right? You've seen what people do with these things. I envisioned modge-podge-ing fabric on each individual louver. I envisioned antique-ing it or sanding it. Well, in the middle of painting the Antique Child's Rocking Chair (see post here) in Benjamin Moore's Hollingsworth Green, I slapped some leftover paint on the louver. I figured it would be a great 1st coat. 


Well, it was the only coat. 
A few days later I went back out to put a little thicker coat and get creative, and I realized it looked great just as it was! It's not a great paint job. It's not evenly done or anything, but I think it looks fine. 


Yes, that's a whip on the wall. 
And yes, Kit painted that canvas on the little table. 


So get out there, pick up someone else's junk, and turn it into your treasure.

Aloha, 
Rebecca

12 comments:

  1. Love the "junk" you picked up! Love the shutter and I agree it looks good with just the one coat. Imperfect makes for character, and it holds true here too. I love the little vignette you created! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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    1. Yes, I can't believe I left it at one coat, but I'm totally satisfied. Thanks for having your party!

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  2. I love shutters too nice job!

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    1. Such a fun, nostalgic piece. Thanks for looking, Deanne!

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  3. What a great piece. I love how it looks on the wall. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

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  4. Love it - I wish I could find cool garbage like that!

    Thanks for sharing this with us over at our Keep Calm & Link Up party.... come back again this Thursday :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah. It was a great find.

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  5. Well, your little shutter looks as cute as a bug hanging on your wall with all your other goodies.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  6. Turning someone else's junk into a treasure is awesome!! There are still many things you could do with it hanging like that. It does look perfect hanging there! I'm your newest follower!

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    1. So glad you're following, Jen. We're having our first link party starting today! Hope you can check it out!

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