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!

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! You are so creative with the shutters! I would love to do something like that but I don't think any of my walls are long enough!

Joy said...

Those are some wonderful ways to use shutters. Very Nice!
Have you ever seen Margo's blog? She makes all kinds of great things using cast offs. You'll probably enjoy looking, if you haven't discovered her already.Her site is: robomargo.com/trash.html

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love shutters too! Yours are displayed perfectly. They are soo homey! Thanks for coming by and leaving me such a sweet note. cherry

Katy said...

I LOVE shutters too!!!!! Awesome pics!!!

Screaming Meme said...

I love love love your blog! I think all your decor is beautiful! Screaming meme

mommaof4wife2r said...

love the shutter idea...i may have to steal it soon!

Martha (aka Yvette) said...

I was reading thru your blog and found this post on your shutters. I could kick myself now, my husband bought a slew of shutters very cool ones and not being the creativey type (just a good copyier, lol) I told him to give them away(this was wayyy before blogland)!!! Yours are so pretty, love them. Your colors are also the same like in my home :)