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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Salvaged Shutter Turned Wall Art

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:

shutterafter2She used several different techniques to achieve the worn and weathered look she was going for.  She first painted the shutter a solid green.  shutter2She then sanded in spots and colored the bare wood spots with a wood stain pen.  shutter3shutter4Then 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.    shutter5  shutter7 shutterafter 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:

Pottery Barn Inspired French Lampshade

Flea Market Find Transformation (Terrarium Base)

Ruffled Burlap Table Runner

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…..

I’ll be sharing today’s post with DIY Showoff, Metamorphosis Monday, Thrifty Treasures, Trash To Treasure, Power of Paint, and Transformation Thursday.


  1. She did a great job on the shutter. I don't think I would have the patience to do all that work. The end result was worth it though.

  2. It looks great! I love it!

  3. It looks fabulous~authentically old. I think the stain pen is a really good idea. You'd have more control that way.

    I love it!

  4. I love it! It really looks great where it's hanging.


  5. Really cute shutter! I'm looking for a pair of tall shutters now, just decided I want to hang a pair on my deck on either side of the windows.

    Thanks for playing!

  6. I love it!!! I may have to do something like that too! Now, I need a shutter! I'm your newest follower! You have a lovely blog!


  7. The shutter looks great. Your friend did a great job aging the shutter to perfection!!

  8. The shutter looks great! I wouldn't have thought of using a stain pen... good idea! I LOVE her window treatment!!!! Did she make those curtains?!?!? I'd love to see a picture of them upclose... they are stunning! :-)

  9. Thanks for the tutorial on the aging technique. That shutter looks great!!
    The Tattered Tassel

  10. What a cute idea! I wish I had the wall space for something like that!

    I'm stopping by from The DIY Show-off and I'm your newest follower!


  11. She did a fabulous job! I love Canton, you can find the best stuff for projects!!

  12. Great job. I love it....Kathy

  13. Loving the shutter! I need to find two for the mother in law suite.

  14. What a fabulous DIY transformation~well done!

    I hope you have stopped by to enter my giveaway.

  15. Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

  16. This came out just great and you are is in the perfect spot!

  17. Love it! And I never would have thought about using a stain pen, I am going to have to try it! So pretty!

  18. She did a great surface look on the shutter with some unique techniques. Very interesting psot.
    Jane F

  19. I love the shutter. But I love the location that it is hanging in even more! Nice!!

  20. That is wonderful! Thank you for posting the directions. It is fabulous!

  21. Love it, crazy about shutters..that's me.
    that green mix is sweet!!!

  22. Thanx for stopping by earlier! I am loving your friends shutter! I am actually on the hunt for two abt that size for the guest bedroom. She should so have a blog!


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