I Shutter to Think
Last night my friend Deidra gifted me with a pair of double shutters.
Much like those in the photo above. Two pairs of tall shutters...like 6 feet!
They are older but unpainted. Currently raw wood ready for whatever paint I choose.
She'd used them as a room divider but didn't need them any more since she moved.
At first I thought I'd paint them distressed turquoise and use on either side of the window
in the dining room.
But after looking for inspiration...they may end up in my bedroom.
So many uses for old shutters.
Love the color of these.
They add interest to any room.
They provide texture and interest to a wall.
I would have never thought to use them in a nook like this...but they totally work.
Love the color of these too.
This got me to thinking of turning them into a closet....lord knows I need more storage.
Perhaps matching closets on either side of the bedroom window?
I'll probably paint them turquoise but maybe white.
Shutters in their intended use.
Anyway...another project here for me to do.
Why don't I ever come up with anything that just comes in the house and is left as is?
Everything always involves paint or remaking them.
I love that...but sometimes it would be nice just to walk in the door and plop something in as is.
But then what is the fun in that?
Anyway...I felt I was pretty lucky to acquire a nice set for free.
My friend Deidra has the most eclectic home.
I must go over and take photos soon.
She's from New Orleans and her decor shows it.
I was there last night and I said..."Your kitchen has become a shrine to New Orleans."
It really has...wait till you see.
Deidra practices the decorating theory of more is more and for her it works.
She has amazing things in her condo.
I must take my camera over there soon. I meant to last night but totally forgot.
Have a great weekend. I plan to!