Monday, May 23, 2011

Chippy Shutter

While thrifting a while back, I found a set of white(ish) shutters for super inexpensive. And in great shape! Couldn't resist a deal like that. I FINALLY decided to tackle one and redefine it. It is now a chippy *photo, card, mail* holder and resides in my kitchen by my breakfast bar. {LOVE}


I used my Dremel and skimmed the edges, slats and varying places in between. Then I used Walnut Distress Ink to "stain" the areas where I sanded. I didn't redo the hinges...I should have. And will. But, it will have to wait until the weather is good again.


Sweet, simple, inexpensive...
To which my son said, "oh wow...what happened to that thing?"
And I replied, "I sanded it to look like that."
On his heel he turned and offered, "well it looks kinda old!"
=) What a great perception for a 6 year old. (=

I like it but am thinking at some point it may become a different color. But, for works great like it is!! I love shutters. Hope you like it too.

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  1. LOVE IT.i love shutters .. i have 2 done that i did but havent posted yet not sure what i want to do with them yet

  2. Yes -- it does look 'kinda old' and that's the great thing about it!! Haha! Leave it to a kid! Love what you did with it -- I'm on the hunt for two large ones for my living room! Shutters are SO cool!

  3. Ooooo, I like that. I have always liked shutters and wanted to use them for other purposes as well. Here is what I came up with to do with shutters.

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