Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I love shutters
I love using shutters to decorate with. Above are two projects I did a while ago and thought I'd share them. The first hangs in my living room and has a tin basket with some greenery and berries hanging from it. It was a long shutter my husband cut in half. I painted it black and then dry brushed some green over it but still let the black show through. We added the large vintage looking hooks to it also. I need to find some other stuff to hang from it. I'm sure I can round up something from my arsenal of accessories. The second shutter is in my hallway. I can't remember if I painted it or if it was already black. Anywho... I (well, my husband) attached hooks to it and I (yes, me, not my husband) hung frames with ribbon stapled on the backs. I really can do some things without my husband. I just need him for the technical manly stuff. I also hung a ceramic medallion in the center. I like the white frames, but I may change them out one day for something different. I have also thought of putting something on either side of the medallion, maybe plates? I'm open to suggestions. I know you people out there have great ideas 'cause I read your blogs and lust over your cute homes! Well, my husband and dogs have gone to bed so I had better go too. I hate it when I'm the last one to go to bed - my dogs don't leave me any room! Have a great Wednesday!