Ok, I think this is the last treasure from our girls’ trip to Canton that I have to show y’all. My friend was bound and determined to find an old shutter to hang over the bay window in her kitchen. She found the perfect candidate for $10.00:
And here’s how it looks now, after she painted and distressed it:
She used several different techniques to achieve the worn and weathered look she was going for. She first painted the shutter a solid green. She then sanded in spots and colored the bare wood spots with a wood stain pen. Then she just started playing with her two shades of green paint, adding darker green to some areas and going back on top of it with the lighter green paint again to create a natural worn look, and finally dry brushed dark green all over to "age" it some. This takes a lot of playing around. She spent about two days just layering paint and sanding on spots to get the look she wanted. It’s so perfect in that spot!
I have to thank my bestie, Jessica, for letting me share all her wonderful crafts and transformations over the past couple weeks. Y’all be sure to give her all the credit in the comments! If you missed any of her features, check out the following posts:
I swear, if she had her own blog, she’d be over here guest posting all the time! I just may have one or two other projects of hers to share in the coming posts…..