If you love to scan Pinterest as much as I do for home decor ideas, you may have noticed how outdoor shutters have been up-cycled to use as home decor. I have pinned some of my favorites to a “shutters” board if you would like to take a look. This is is where I got my inspiration for a Simple DIY Decorative Shutters project,
During one of my treasure hunting outings, I came across a pile of plain white shutters in two different sizes. They were not wood or plastic. They were more of a light-weight styrofoamish material but yet quite thick. I thought perfect for decorating with and certainly the right price. Home with me they went. You can see a peek of a few on the right side of my trunk.
You know me! My treasures may sit a while before they are transformed. That is what occured in this case until I scored this….
Yes, it’s a box filled with many great colors of spray paint, chalkboard paint, spay adhesive, clear coat, modge pod, plaster of paris, and so much more I can’t think of right now. All for $5. It came from a young girl that was moving out of her apartment and just wanted her things gone. I was so giddy!! Yes, I know not all of you understand this joy, but let me tell you , it’s right up there with hitting the jackpot!
Because, this box contained some really great color choices, I was itching to give some a try. Looking around my stash, I spied the plain white shutters and thought they would look fabulous in a vibrant color.
Wanting this project to be added to my living room decor, I chose a green apple color from the many choices in the box. I gave the shutter a quick wipe down to remove all the dust that collected from it sitting in my garage and then laid it out on a drop cloth. I was unsure of how the paint coverage would end up because of the weird material of these shutters… soft and porous, but I gave it a try. To my surprise, it covered beautify. I decided I would like a pair of these so I chose a larger shutter to paint also. Yay, for me! Just to coats with drying time in between and the impromptu project was done. Don’t you just love that?
Here is how I incorporated them into my home decor on top of my buffet. What do you think? I was quite pleased. But you know me, I love to change things up. So after a couple months of enjoying them, I put them up for sale in my retail space.
I did jazz them up a bit by adding a hanging wreath to each them. I was surprised and pleased that the next time I stopped in, they were gone. Off to a new home.! Would you decorate with shutters in your home? Give it a try. It was a simple DIY decorative shutters project.