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Monday, June 21, 2010

Style with Shutters

This is a LONG post so bare with me! Friday, I shared with everyone the awesome shutters we bought for $4.99 a piece and now I am so happy to be able to share what we did with these shutters.


Here are the shutters when we bought them. The only thing I did to them was spray Valspar Clear Gloss on them to prevent any more of the paint from chipping off on our heads.


I also bought these frames that I did not show you all. I got 3 of them on clearance from Home Goods for $4.99 and the fourth one at Hobby Lobby half off. You'll see what I did with these later.


So once Travis was back in town I put him to work. And our two little fur children wanted to help. haha! They are both SO NOSY!


Oscar checking out what dad is up to.


Patton ready to attack the wire Travis is working with.


We bought picture wire and eye hooks to hang the shutters with. Travis pre-drilled the holes and screwed in the eye hooks. Then cut the wire to the proper length and attached them.


Here is the finish product.


View of the wire and the eye hook.


My handsome hubby hard at work finishing the third shutter.


Measuring the wire to the proper length.


Time to put them up. Got out the laser level (and discover how unlevel our new house actually is in the process) and put them up. We bought the new hooks that you place in the wall and one end presses onto the backside of the drywall. (Does that make sense?) So simple to use!


And they are up! I LOVE them!!! :)


Now back to those frames. I sanded, primed, and spray painted, )and had to sand and spray paint them again because they TOTALLY messed up,) with Krylon's Totally Tangerine or something like that. The easiest project turned into a pain in the butt!


I then took my ink pad for scrapbooking and rubbed down all the high points and edges.


Here they are done. I stapled blue ribbon to the back of them (forgot to take a picture of that) and then did this with them....



Here are the shutters completely done! :) I LOVE how they turned out! I made the wreath to hang on the middle shutter and put the frames on the outer ones. We both are really happy with how they turned out.




First panel.


Middle panel with wreath. (I will put up a tutorial about how I made this another day.)


And the third panel.


So there you have it! I am SO happy how they turned out. It actually turned out like I pictured it in my head so I am thrilled! I still have not done anything with the windows yet but they will have their time in the spotlight as well.




I am linking up to The Idea Room today for the first time.
And linking up to BNOTP for Metamorphosis Monday- another first timer.
Linking to The DIY Showoff at her DIY Project Parade- it's a day for first times for me!
Also, linking up to Jen's Blog @ Tatertots and Jello: Weekend Wrap up Party, for the first time as well.

I will be linking up to the CSI Project on Tuesday for this week's challenge of Frames, Art, and Wall Decor.
Linking up to:
The Shabby Chic Cottage: Transformation Thursday
The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday
Fingerprints on the Fridge



67 comments:

  1. Those look unbelievable! They make the room so cozy!

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  2. Allison this project ROCKS! So cute, and what a clever idea. You guys work so well as a team, Travis actually looks like he was enjoying it!!~ Sometimes that happens around here too...but the older you get, the more projects you do....well let's just say I leave the house sometimes:)

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  3. Hi Allison
    Isn't it fabulous when project turn out just like you envisioned? I love it when that happens. The shutter idea is very novel...love the frames and all the colors.Great job.
    Lisa

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  4. I love the shutters! Awesome display too!

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  5. They turned out just awesome Allison! Great job on the frames, too!

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  6. I just absolutely love these shutters. What a great idea to put the picture frames on them. I can't wait to read about the wreath tutorial. Have a great week!

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  7. Such a cute idea! We used some similar shutters for a headboard. I really like how you hung a wreath and pictures from yours. GREAT idea!

    ~Lori@live,laugh,love,create :)

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  8. This is absolutely awesome! I love how your project turned out and I can see why it makes you happy. Great job.

    xo
    LeAnn

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  9. Sister (and I can say that!!) those turned out FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh I am so drooling on my keyboard right now. Aren't you so glad to have him home! That is awesome!

    Oscar looks so much bigger! I still remember his puppy photos! Sweet babies!

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  10. what a great find and I love what you did with them, it looks great!

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  11. These are gorgeous! I love the size and characters of the shutters. They are beautiful!

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  12. what a great find and I love what you did with them, it looks great!

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  13. i love these allison u are so creative i need you to come to my house for a week and help me!

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  14. SOOOOO CUTE I LOVE IT! Ive had some shutters from the junkyard in my basement forever and have wanted to do something like this forever!
    -Bree modsblog.com

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  15. I adore this! and I'm LOVIN the yellow and blue wreath...yummy!! Good Job!! visiting from CSI....

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  16. Be still my heart shutters are amazing! I love what you did whith them!

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  17. I love old shutters and frames too!

    great job!

    stopping by from the CSI project!

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  18. Such a great idea - thanks for sharing!

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  19. I adore the colors that you used! I never would have thought of pairing tangerine and pale blue--it totally works!

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  20. That is a great idea! I have been looking for some old shutters just like that for a project. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  21. It is beautiful! I love the character of the shutters and the layering of the frames. Beautiful!

    XOXO
    jen

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  22. I LOVE this! Especially the punch of color you used. Not over done and yet so designer like! Great job.

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  23. SO SO ADORABLE. lOVE THE SHABBYness of it, and the colors you chose. I adore shutters. JOB WELL DONE! Jenn

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  24. I love this look. I passed up some small shutters at a garage sale a couple weeks ago and now wish I hadn't!!

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  25. Very darling, looks great in your room. Love old shutters, I have some I put hinges on and make a room screen on our back covered deck room. I hang things from them too.
    Thank you too to your hubby for his service, appreciate our service persons!!
    Linda

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  26. That is such a great idea! I love how the shutters gives it more dimension and looks more substantial than just the plain frames and wreath! Love it!!

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  27. I love the look of old shutters and I love what you did with them...the wreath is adorable! :)

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  28. I LOVE this & the price on the shutters is a steal! I haven't had much luck with Krylon paints. I typically use Rustoleum's brands - Painter's Touch (Home Depot) or American Accents (Hobby Lobby). They are pricier, but you get better results (in other words - you may not have to re-do your project!). Your new decor is fab-o!!! -diane

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  29. I LOVE how they turned out!! You guys did a great job!

    Nancy

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  30. Love love love the shutters! Where did you find them, and for so cheap!?

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  31. Love the shutters!!! Turned out fabulous!!

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  32. i love these! i have shome shutters up but no real decorations on them...there will be soon!

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  33. wow that looks so great. I really love the white chippy shutters against the soft wreath...very very nice. :)

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  34. You totally scored on those shutters...they look great.

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  35. What an adorable idea. I am now following.

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  36. I love the way your shutters and pictures turned out. Can I make one tiny suggestion. Paint the vent on the wall above them the same color as the wall and it will disappear and then your shutters will be the only focal point. Just a little trick I have learned.

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  37. I love what you ended up doing with the shutters! The frames turned out really cute and look great on them. Not sure what happened when you said they messed up but they look terrific!

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  38. HI Allison! just wanted to say CONGRATS! you so deserved to win the CSI challenge. I loved this entire grouping, Hugs, Jenn

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  39. I just found your post featured at Debbiedoos and I couldn't wait to get over here to see it. You did an amazing job! I love what you've done with these! I'm going to be on the lookout for old shutters now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. You've been featured on my blog this week:) Have a great weekend!

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  41. I'm visiting from Fingerprints on the Fridge. I'd love it if you'd come link up at my Home and Family Friday Linky Party. I host a party every Friday.

    Becca
    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

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  42. Love love love! Love the shutters, love the colors, love the wreath. L-O-V-E.

    I'm visiting from The Shabby Nest.

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  43. Love. Lovelovelove! The perfect solution for a large empty wall. I love the way they catch your eye.

    Donna

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  44. They look amazing!! Love it!! Everything looks fab! I want some old chippy shutters! Oh..And love your children!! So cute!! :)

    Kendra

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  45. They look fabulous! You will have everyone who sees them wanting shutters in their house! Theresa

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  46. Great project, and I love your Foxy! We have a little girl Foxy. Too bad we live so far away, they could wear one another out.

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  47. Love this!!! The minute I saw this I called my hubby at work to ask him if he ever comes across any old shutters to save them. I would love to do something like this as a headboard for my bed!

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  48. Beautiful!! I LOVE this!!! just love it!

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  49. I LOVE this idea! I have two shutters that I want to do something with, and now I know exactly what I'm going to do. Copy you that is!!
    Thanks for the idea. I will link to you when I post the finished product.
    Thanks!!
    ~Beth

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  50. had to tell you how great this is. love the idea, such a focal point, and you really succeeded in filling up that space.

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  51. Allison - Simply gorgeous! I love all the different elements. The shutters are fabulous! Wonderful job. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly apprecite it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  52. These are so fabulous! I love chippy paint on pretty much anything, and the fact that they came that way is awesome! Yahoo, such a cute project!

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  53. Old shutters are great to decorate with. I see you shop Habitats' Restore.....so do I. We have found some amazing stuff there for great prices.

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  54. What a great wall. I am so glad you didn't paint them...they are perfect...cute pics and wreath, too. Lezlee

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  55. I can't get over how cute this project is!! I just included this in a shutter inspiration post on my blog. You can find it here...

    http://sweetdaisydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/shutter-envy.html

    Thanks for sharing and congrats on winning the command strips competition you knocked that one out of the park!!!

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  56. I've been following the links trail on shutter ideas. I am a shutter importer here in the UK, and I've been really excited by the interest surrounding shutters.
    There are some great ideas on how to use old shutters for decoration. Follow the link above for more great ideas.
    Our site is www.londonblinds.co.uk/plantationshutters. If anyone needs advice (or even price), I would be happy to provide it free of charge if you mention this blog post.

    In the meantime, I'm going to start saving any mis-measured shutters for exactly this type of project. I know that many shutter companies have many mis-measured shutters in storage, so you might want to hunt around a little. I would think most companies would give them to you FOC if you ask, because it will cost them more to dispose of them!

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  57. I'm so glad I found this! I have shutters I just had no clue how to use and I love this idea! Looks wonderful!

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  58. LOVE THIS IDEA I HAD PUT THE PICTURE ON MY WEB AS IDEAS THAT INSPIRE ME AND I COULDNT REMEMBER WERE I SAW IT TO GIVE YOU CREDIT. WHICH I WILL NOW DO.. LOVE THE SHUTTERS.

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  59. What a beautiful shutter idea! Thanks for sharing. I would recommend this to my sister who's redesigning her home.


    San Clemente shutters

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  60. WOW! Love what you did with your shutters!! Thanks for stopping by 221 and letting us know about them! Funny we have so many synergies in common. We both have blogs, decorate with shutters AND both have dogs named Oscar!!! So Ironic! We are your newest follower. Can't wait to read more of your blog! Angie @ 221vision

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  61. wow amazing....How you reuse and decorate these shutters....it seems you are talented.

    window shutters clayton, ca

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