I had been itching for something fun, rustic and that would bring a pop of unique color to our cozy bedroom, which brings me to the creation of this blog post – DIY Vintage Shutter Head Board. While out antique shopping with my a friend, I came across these gorgeous bright egg shell blue shutters. We found that the shutters were salvaged from an old home in Georgia…(my mind went straight to a scene from Gone With the Wind). I was ecstatic.
I was a bit nervous at how Dusty would react to my
splurge purchase. Although he appreciates my creativity…he sometimes calls my findings names like “junk” or “garbage”. I kindly remind him “that one mans trash is another man’s treasure”! And a treasure this was indeed.
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Our pup Gus provided me with some moral support as I cleaned and scrubbed the shutters (antiques are known to be dirty) and sometimes carry along a funky smell…make sure to clean well with some disinfectant dish soap, hot water, and bleach…scrub well. Dusty even got in on the fun and put the Sawtooth Hangers on the back so that the shutters wouldn’t fall. Then he hung the shutters on the wall behind our bed.
Ta – Da! We had 2 different size shutters, which helped with the placement, however, you can do this in so many ways… It was perfection…although – I still felt like it was “missing” something….that’s when the next idea came…. who doesn’t love some chalk boards?
I had some old small chalk boards that I had “crackle painted” for our wedding last year…they had been sitting in a box in our closet!
What You Need – Shopping List:
- Shutters: (I found these if you haven’t found some yet!) Barn Wood Rustic Decorative Shutter Set of 2, Alpha Open Louver, White, 2-Pack, (I really love these) Barnwood Rustic Window Shutters – 100% Up-cycled Reclaimed Wood, Pinecroft Louvered Wood Shutters
- Crackle Spray Paint (for chalkboard frames)
- Sawtooth Hangers (to hang the shutters on the wall – you’ll want two for each shutter)
- Small Chalk Boards
- Chalk (of course)
- Chalk paint if you plan to paint your shutters – I love this brand – here it is in serenity blue!
- Utility cleaning brush (scrub brush)
- Paint brush
- Sanding sponge (to distress the paint a little)
- Screwdriver set
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