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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