A while back I was given a pair of shutters from one of my husbands work buddies. Of course I wanted to hang them in the house somewhere (the place where shutters truly belong ).
My first reaction upon seeing this for the first time…
(Had to throw in a Dr. Who reference. No explanation needed.)
Yes. And I seriously considered doing the exact same thing. SOMEWHERE, in my house. But I had no idea where. They would make great wainscoting, am I right?!
Since I am impatient, and hadn’t found anymore shutters for free or cheap to fill a whole wall, I decided to just paint mine and hang them to create a big piece of art to fill an awkward space I have.
Here is that awkward wall.
I just feel uncomfortable looking at it.
This is what I had up there before…
Unmatted, unmatching frames. It really was too busy, and on the opposite wall, there were none of these colors. It was a good “for now” decor until I figured out what to do. It got old fast.
Excuse my mess. But as you can see, the wall is a tricky thing since the couch can’t be centered. The collage I had up there before threw the balance off. One clean piece of art was what it needed.
So I pulled these out of the attic, wiped them down, and again, got out my awesome Martha Stewart gold metallic paint(I swear I’m not paid to blog about it), and I painted the shutters.
My goal was just a thin coat. Sort of rustic meets shabby chic.
Then, I gave the second one a thin coat, and let them dry.
I took down those two white shelves, drilled some screws into studs, and hung those babies up!
I’m thinking of hanging a cute wreath in the middle, like this. I could also slip little snap shots in the shutters like this, but that may make it look too busy. I don’t want it to distract from my gallery wall focal point on the opposite wall.
No sooner do I finish a project, do I see something else that needs to be updated. Like that blue lamp. Love the lamp, hate the color. I’m wondering if I could paint it with some glass paint, but I don’t want it to lose it’s value. It’s an antique my grandma has had forever.
We will see!