This 'n That

Awhile back, I found this shutter at the thrift shop...I think I paid $1. Yesterday, I decided to pull it out and do something with it.

So, I painted it white and then put a wash on it using a light brown acrylic paint mixed with water. Then, wiped away the excess until it was where I liked it.

Then using a couple of printed images, a tea-stained hankie and lace, decals, paper flowers, and a couple of vintage jewelry pieces, I dressed it up.

Country Living

Here are a few pretty images I found online to share with you. They are so pretty!

Country Living

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens


Come back tomorrow...
I'm planning a little trip to Martha's Vineyard!
Have a wonderful day!



you did a great job on the shutter and I love all the little details you put on it! The inspiration pic's are pretty too and the funny thing is I have saved each one of them from mag's as inspiration(except the last one).

Stephenie said...

I just love what you did with the shutter...You used so many beautiful elements on it. Just love the colors you added also.. The pictures are just so pretty...I have a shutter, I didn't know what to do with it. Thanks for such a beautiful Idea...
Hope all is well...

Utah Grammie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shutter! The paint job is beautiful - and the way you "dressed it up" - Perfect! Thanks for the images - I have a folder of "inspiration" that I will "Save" them to!

LillySue said...

I am just so LOVING your blog! You did a wonderful job with the shutter...it is so pretty! I really liked your post on pink. It is my current favorite color. I just posted my kitchen redo this morning and I used lots of red and PINK! I would love to have you Pop over and see.
Blessings- LillySue

Lori said...

Debi, Wonderful shutter! I always look for themand never find them! Don't you love the table with the ruffle?? great pictures today! Lori

Tutti Chic said...

What beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your trip to the Vineyard~one of my very favorite spots! :) chris

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

That shutter is really cute. Nice job on that one!!
Love all the other pretties you found.

Pam said...

What a clever very pretty idea for the shutter. One that I may have to steal to use on a bigger scale for the doors on my pantry! :)) Thank you.

Lynn said...

I just love what you did with this old shutter, fun, fun, fun :)