Thursday, March 1, 2012

Shutter update...

Hi Everyone.  I thought I would update you on the shutters I made.  In case you have forgotten, this is my inspiration picture.  Notice the green shutters.

Pottery Barn

I love those shutters.  I love the color and size of them.  So I made my own.
And I tried painting them white.  Here they are painted but not distressed.
I like them, but they just sort of disappear.  So I decided to go bold.  I mixed up some paint and painted them what I'm calling barn red.

They don't disappear now! 
I have waxed them with clear wax.  But I didn't sand them at all.  I didn't want them to take on a pink effect which is what usually happens when I sand red.
The one on the right has had an antique treatment put on it and appears to be darker.  I think I might have to put that treatment on the left one.
I liked them painted white, but they just disappeared and they need to stand out.  I like the bold statement they make.  Now I just need to put the hardware on and get them hung up.  But I just had to share them with you.  Thanks for stopping by.

Linking to:
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2012/03/welcome-to-inspiration-friday-no-54.html 
http://redoux.blogspot.com/2012/03/friday-link-up-party-45-and-les.html 
http://www.mysimplehomelife.com/2012/03/features-simply-creations-link-party-47.html 
http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/2012/03/catch-as-catch-can-63.html 
http://missmustardseed.com/2012/03/furniture-feature-friday-a-link-party-2/ 
http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2012/03/sweet-saturday-link-party-v29.html 
http://too-much-time.com/2012/03/get-schooled-saturday-12.html 
http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com/2012/03/wgw-53.html 
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2012/03/sat-nite-special-123-link-party.html 
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com/2012/02/inspired-creations-linky-party-3.html 
http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/2012/03/welcome-to-62nd-masterpiece-monday.html 
http://www.serendipityandspice.com/2012/03/manic-monday-8.html 
http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/03/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-26.html 

12 comments :

  1. Great job...the red is much better.

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  2. Good choice! Can't wait to see them hung.

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  3. Ohhh... mmmm..... geeee Holly! I can't wait to see these up. Get moving, I want some too.

    ~Bliss~

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  4. These are going to be fabulous wherever they are used.

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  5. Love those shutters! Great job! You worked those!

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  6. Beautiful! Great idea - I could do that!!! I would love for you to stop over and link up to my party which is happening NOW! I would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  7. I am so LOVING them! Awesome!

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  8. I love the color! I can't wait to see the whole room!

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  9. Very nice. Looking forward to seeing them in your home.
    Cindy

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  10. I can't wait to see them hung. They are great, and I like the antiqued side, too.

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  11. Love this idea - why not make your own? Also love that philosophy. Right there with you!
    Thank you for linking up to my Creative Inspirations party - I am so glad you came by! I would love for you to come back this week to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  12. clean and fresh house....love these shutters.
    window shutters clayton, ca

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