Monday, March 25, 2013

1 Shutter, 2 Ways!

I'm so excited to show off our shutters today!

We picked this pair of shutters up last summer at my favorite barn sale near Nashville, MI. 
 And they've been sitting in my garage ever since...
 Guess I just needed the right inspiration for them.
I think Spring was exactly what I needed to get my mind working on what to make out of them. 
(Or at least the thought of spring, since it's still only in the teens here today!)
 For one, Eric made a pocket and attached it to the front. It's now a super cute mail holder. :)

I painted it with Ce Ce Caldwell's Johnston Daffodil and Santa Fe Turquoise. A little dry brushing, distressing and some wax (along with a few painted hooks for keys), and she's all set for Spring!
 I added a few wire flowers for extra cuteness :)

And this is the 2nd shutter...
 She's now a shabby shelf.
 Eric simply cut a pallet board for the top. I found the little brackets at a local store here called Flat River Cottage. I painted everything in Cottonwood Sienna and then roughly brushed on Johnston Daffodil over that and  added some clear wax. 

Then I, (yes I), attached all the pieces together and, voila!
A small shelf  just perfect for brightening up a wall!
 I made the rest of these little lovelies to go with it. I'll tell you more about those later this week. 
Now I can enjoy the impending spring (it will indeed come eventually, right?) inside my house, despite the weather! 


Next up... some spring cleaning! lol

If you like the crafty little decor displayed with our shutters, you should check out these posts too...
A Chalkboard in Bloom
Make a Wish (wall hook)
A Crafty Spring Bouquet
And on Friday you can learn how to make pretty wire flowers!
See how pretty they are on a piece of picket fence!

Partying here...
Spring Fling Linky Party with Flamingo Toes and Homework
Spring and Easter Categorically Crafting Show at Someday Crafts
Marvelous Mondays at Top This by Leanne


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110 comments:

  1. What a great idea, I have two shutters that have been sitting in my garage for about a year. perhaps this is the inspiration I need to finally do something with them. great job, I love them both ways. hugs Tobey

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    1. Glad if I could inspire you! If you do work on those shutters, make sure to show them off so I can see :)

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  2. Wow. Thanks for the inspiration! I have some old shutters sitting around just waiting to be dealt with. I love both of these ideas! Saw your post over @ Someday Crafts!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and glad I have inspired you :)

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  3. Some great shutter ideas here!

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  4. I picked up two shutters a few weeks ago at the thrift store and now you've got my brain churning. I frequently see shelves too so I'm going to measure them and keep a measuring tape in my wallet for when I find shelves.

    Woo Hoo~ Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Glad i could inspire you! As for me, i more often than not have some sort of measurement on a scrap paper in pocket these days. Lol. Thanks for coming by.

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  5. Love the shutter revamps! SO cute and practical. ~di @ Musings

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    1. Thanks so much Di. I'm so glad you visited the blog. :)

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  6. Both shutters look great and are great repurposed pieces. The blue is one of my favourite shades too.

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    1. I appreciate your kind words Elizabeth. I love that blue too!

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  7. Great idea and pretty colors!
    Liz

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    1. Thanks Liz! I just came seem to stop using my new favorite colors these days! :)

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  8. What adorable projects--thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Sandy and have a wonderful Easter weekend!

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  9. I love your shutter projects and paint finishes (I'm kind of a shutter junkie :).

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    1. I'm so happy with how these turned out that i might become a shutter junkie too. :) Thanks for coming by.

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  10. They both turned out beautiful! What fun ideas.

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  11. Denise, great idea and it looks gorgeous! Hope to see you again at Crafty Country Cottage!

    Goedele

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  12. Great ideas! I love the blue. I wish I could run a saw and make little things myself :)
    I'm visiting you today from the Frugal Friday Linky. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Spring JOY Frame ~ Printable

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    1. I wish i could run a saw too. Truth us, I'm a teeny bit afraid of them! Lol. Thanks for visiting again Megin :)

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  13. You have reminded me I have several of these waiting for their makeovers. One just might be shelf! Thanks for the idea.

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    1. I'm sure it will turn out beautifully, Donna! thank you for visiting.

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    1. Thanks so much Brenda! Your comment make me feel great! :)

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  15. Really cute! Pinning from P.O.P.

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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    1. That's awesome Jeannette! I love it when i see that someone has pinned one of my projects. :)

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  16. Cute use/re-use for your shutters! Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  17. You are so creative. What great ideas for using shutters. I don't know where to find any, but I am going to look.

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    1. Good luck on the hunt for some! And thank you so much for the great comment! :)

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  18. I love this! I'd like to invite you to link up on Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead today.

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  19. Oh my! I love both of these so much! I bet you are getting a lot of enjoyment out of them.....!

    Happy Easter to you and yours… :)
    hugs x
    Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thanks so much Crystelle! I couldn't be happier with how they turned out. :)

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  20. Way cute! I love both ways.

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  21. This is such a great idea. Very original. Regards, Pascale

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  22. LOVE these ideas!! I have a shutter that could be used for something like this! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-linky-party-2.html

    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  23. Very clever! I just love upcycling!

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  24. What darling makeovers! I love both designs and the colors you went with.

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    1. Thanks Laurie! I have to admit I'm sorta stuck on these colors lately! :)

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  25. I love your use of these shutters! Would love to have you share at Give Me the Goods Monday party:
    http://www.marriedfiling-jointly.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-linky-party-2.html

    It's one party that links to five blogs!

    ~Chelsea @ Married Filing Jointly

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    1. Thanks for the invite Chelsea. I'm already linked up because Jenna beat you to it! But it feels great that you both asked me to join your party! What a great day :)

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  26. I love how you transformed your shutters. Beautiful and functional. The color is great!:)

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    1. Thanks Sumaya. I'm so in love with that aqua right now! :)

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  27. Hi Denise!
    I love what you did with these shutters. They look great! Pinned to my Marvelous Mondays board. Thanks for sharing!

    Julie @ This Gal cooks

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    1. Gosh, I really appreciate the pin Julie. :) Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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  28. Denise, what a wonderful project. I just love them and your color choices are just perfect. I have to ask where do you live? I live about 3 miles from Nashville MI, we have to be neighbors and I bet we know some of the same people. Thanks for sharing at the Cabin this week, I love this idea:)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Dawn. I live in Lowell and drive to Battle Creek often. So I'm buzzing through Nashville every other week. We're neighbors. :)

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  29. Denise...these are awesome. I have been collecting shutters for years ~ I have two new projects to make with them. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ I'll be pinning this to our party board.

    Have a great week.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

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    1. Thank you Mary Beth! That totally makes my day! Can't wait to see what you do with your shutters. :)

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  30. I <3 this project, but I do have an unnatural obsession with shutters. I hope you'll consider linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party going on right now at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/04/upcycled-linky-party-2.html I know our readers would just love this project!

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    1. To be honest, I was really stuck on what to do with these for awhile. But I'm glad we waited because I'm happy with how they turned out. I linked up to your blog earlier. Thanks for the invite. :)

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  31. They both look great! I love the blue. :)

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  32. Thanks for the shutter ideas. They are great!

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  33. Thank you so much for linking up to Pretty Things Denise!! This is a great idea, I love the shutter/shelf, so cool. Looks like I am not the only one who loves blue right now :)

    xo, Tanya

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    1. Nope! You are definitely not the only one! lol And I love linking up to your party every week! :)

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  34. soooooo lovely to see these old pieces being put to use and made all the more beautiful!! awesome projects that are pretty and yet oh so functional - awesome job!
    ♥ http://www.northerncottage.net

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    1. We agree! We just love finding new uses for just about anything we can find. :) Thanks so much for dropping by!

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  35. These are lovely! I have an obsession with reclaimed shutters, and these are perfect ideas! I love the shelf, and that color blue!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Kim @ Two Ten Designs
    www.twotendesigns.com

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  36. These are absolutely ADORABLE!!! Just shared them on my FB page...thanks for joining the fun party!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Little-Gals/147635021970565

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    1. That's fantastic. Thanks for sharing them and for the lovely comment :)

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  37. I love these! The shelf is very clever... what a great way to reuse a cast off item. (thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d} this week!)

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    1. Project Inspire{d} is a wonderful party on some great blogs. Thanks for hosting it and for dropping by to check out the shutters. !Hugs!

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  38. So cute!!! Thank you so much for linking up and Sharing at One More Time Events.

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  39. You did a fabulous job on the shutters and they are adorable! I especially love the little mail center. I am visiting from the Power of Paint Party. Have a great day!

    Kathy
    http://pearlsinparadise.blogspot.com

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    1. SO great to have you visit, Kathy! And thanks for the nice comment about the shutters. hugs!

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  40. Your shutters turned out so cute. I love the turquoise color especially, but they are both lovely. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. You have such a lovely blog. Thanks for always coming by to look at the projects linked at your party :)

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  41. This is really sweet. I love repurposing items! Thank you for sharing.

    I'd love for you to check out our Pattern Party! We invite those with free patterns or templates to share. We are also having a giveaway this week!
    http://getyourcraptogether.blogspot.com/search/label/Pattern%20Party

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment, Chelsea! That is an awesome idea for a party too! :)

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  42. These are just darling..I love your ideas for them and the paint colors you chose. Very very nice.:)
    I guess I'd better sign up to follow you so you can teach me to make some of this cuteness. :))
    Over from Home away From Home.

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    1. So awesome that you followed the blog. Thanks for the nice comment about the shutters. hugs!

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  43. LOVE them, Denise! I've had a stash of shutters forever that are begging for some cute attention like you've given these. :) And Nashville, MI? Wonder how far that is from me... I'll have to look that up! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kammy! That sale is definitely worth it. The guy repurposes things himself, but he always has stuff for sale that he hasn't yet used for anything :)

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  44. Great project! I'd love for you to stop by my weekly link party and link this up. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-36.html

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    1. So glad you invited me. I've added you to my list of parties :)

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  45. Two very awesome projects! Love that aqua color for spring too!

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    1. I know! I just can't get enough of that aqua right now! lol

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  46. Love, love, love!! Thank you so much for sharing, I am featuring today at my party!

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    1. That's great! I'm so excited to be featured on your blog! :)

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  47. LOVE these! Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what goods you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. Thank you Jenna! It's really a fun party, so thank you! :)

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  48. Fantastic way to upcycle some old shutters. Love the beautiful paint job too. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  49. Thank you for joining the Crafty Country Cottage Link Party with this gorgeous project! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

    Goedele

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  50. I adore this! LOVE a great shutter repurposing project!!! hugs and thanks for sharing : )

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  51. Very cute... and I love those wire flowers!

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  52. This looks great. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
    Sherry

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  53. Very cute Denise. I always pick up old shutters when I see them. I even think their cute just painted a fun color. I have two aqua ones on a shelf in my living room. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  54. You were featured at the Crafty Country Cottage link party!

    Goedele

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  55. Very cute. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/04/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop.html
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

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  56. Thanks so much for sharing at Restyled Sundays, You are featured this week! Great makeovers

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  57. Thanks for linking up to last week's linky party on Love 2 Upcycle. Your project was featured today. Be sure to swing by, check it out and link up some other fabulous upcycled goodness. http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/04/upcycled-linky-party-3.html

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  58. Very pretty!
    Featuring this tonight!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  59. So cute! Great uses!! Just wanted to let you know our blog was a Wow me Wednesday co-host last week and we are featuring your project tomorrow! Please stop by if you have a chance!
    www.finditmakeitloveit.com

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  60. They look amazing Denise! Love the blue and the yellow colors! Great repurposing - I can see you've inspired many! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  61. Really Cute! Shutters are so... adaptable. I love the finish you gave them, and the way you staged them. Delightful. Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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