Shutter Love


I have a tiny, skinny window in my bathroom.  Not being much of an exhibitionist, I prefer to have some kind of window treatment.  It doesn't matter to me if I think anyone can see in or not, the night time black hole of Calcutta makes me uncomfortable...

I have a bunch of matching shutters that I bought at a garage sale 15 years ago.  I use them in my bedroom as a window treatment for another oddly shaped window.  There was an extra shutter more than I actually needed to cover the bedroom window, I had just never detached it from its hinged mate.

The shutters in my bedroom look like this:


Except I didn't want an orange wood shutter in my bathroom.  Since I still have tons of creamy white paint on hand from my Master Bedroom Makeover Madness, I decided to paint the spare shutter.  I didn't paint it well cause I wanted it to look like it was aged and beat.  Then I took some acrylic paint in Raw Umber and wiped it all over the white paint with a paper towel.  Very rough looking job I might add!!

And now I have a cute, functioning shutter for my tiny little window.   Soooo in love with shutters :)


Mission accomplished!

Cheers!

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29 comments:

  1. I love it!!!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  2. Hi Anne,
    I love the way you have used shutters in your home, they look great! Now I want to see your bedroom makeover.
    Have a great week and thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on my blog, it's wonderful finding another Canadian design blogger.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  3. Great idea. I love those old shutters. I use mine for backdrops for vignettes and backgrounds for lots of my post photos.

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  4. What a lovely blog you have! I've really have enjoyed my visit and have become one of your newest followers. I love your master bedroom make-over! Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to following, Gail

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  5. Anne, I love your shutter treatment! Good job and I love your blog. It is very restful and easy to read.

    Thanks for visiting Butterbean Row

    ♥charlotte

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  6. Ditto when it comes to shutter love. Your little bathroom shutter is so cute!
    Mary Alice

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  7. I heart shutters too and your little one looks perfect!!

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  8. I love shutters too. They are so versatile, looking great anywhere you put them. All of yours look amazing. Visiting from Simple Home Life!

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  9. I am in love with those shutters. I have been on the hunt to find old shutters to make an entire wall of shutters....it will either be fabulous or absolutely terrible....I'm not sure which.

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    blessings,
    karianne

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  10. I'm the same way about uncovered windows in my bathroom...even the frosted glass! I love the way you finished the shutter - it looks fantastic!

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  11. I do love shutters--always have, ever since my mom put them in our bathroom as a child. Thanks for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence.

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  12. I love shutters, too. After 14 years I finally have them on all of my windows. That is a perfect little shutter for your bathroom. Sally

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  13. Cheers to you and your great looking shutters! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Potpourri Friday!

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  14. I love the shutters in your bedroom and the new color really looks so comfortable.
    Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures an leaving such a nice comment. Glad you have you join and hope you will visit me often.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z.

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  15. What a great re-do! I love the new look. It really worked out! Great job.

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  16. That looks so gorgeous! Nice work!

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  17. It looks great; just like it belongs there too.

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  18. Wow, this looks amazing. Great post. I am looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  19. So cute! I like the bedroom shutters too. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home.

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  20. I'm on the look out for a pair of shutters myself. I drop into the local flea and antique mart every week now to find the right size pair. Hopefully, soon!

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  21. I love shutters too! I'm your newest follower.

    Holly

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  22. I want to add some shutters too~you did a nice job of making them look vintage.

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  23. I love the look of shutters, but they are sooo expensive. I am planning on getting them in our dining room soon...I hope!
    Thanks for visiting Corner of Main =)

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  24. AMAZING! This turned out FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing at my party!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! XO, Aimee

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  25. Cute idea! Just perfect! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  26. The shutters colour look in the room look really nice....looking good anywhere.
    window shutters clayton, ca

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  27. Oh, I also love making my shutters look somewhat old. The rustic effect they give is worth the trouble of painting, sanding, and glazing them. And yeah, putting that spare shutter for your bathroom window is a good idea. It actually looks cute with those flowers to accompany it. =)

    Regards,
    Katie

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