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


  1. I love both of these shutters. They are perfect. Now I'm going to visit Remodelaholic. Have a nice weekend!

  2. Great old shutter and a perfect fit for your cute cottage window!

    fyi- did you know that you are a "noreply" blogger, Cheryl? When somebody tries to respond to a comment you left, it doesn't go anywhere. There are lots of tutorials out there as to how to change your status. When you sign up for Google Plus, it automatically changes your status to noreply, but it can be changed. Just thought you'd like to know. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



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