Friday, October 3, 2014

Decorating with Chippy Old Shutters

Last week, while we were antiquing in New Hampshire, I found a pair of shutters from an old building in South Boston that just had to come home with me.  


I only wanted this half of the pair . It met all of my criteria: 1. Chipped and dented, 2. Turquoise, my new favorite color, and 3. 30" high.


The other half of the pair was not quite as appealing . . .
 


But it had great old hinges!
 

I hung the turquoise shutter inside the casement window in my front entry hall.
 
The antique apple print will probably move to another wall;  I chose it because our house is on Applegate Lane but I don't think it works now that the shutter is up.
Thank goodness for Spackle . . . a woman's best friend!
 

I think I'll use the other shutter to display some of my vintage postcards. I'll try to include photos in a later post.


The inspiration for this post came from Cassity at Remodelaholic; she's featuring window ideas all this month. She posted a tutorial on DIY turquoise shutters and wrote about using shutters inside windows. Ironically, I had just hung my turquoise shutter a few hours before. Great minds, right?

Happy window decorating,

 
 
This post is linked to:
"We've Got Windows" Link Party at Remodelaholic
Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Flaunt It Friday at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Party Junk at Funky Junk Interiors
 
 
 
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