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.
It sits just above the little table I got a few weeks back (see post here).
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.