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!

29 comments:

Katie Goldsworthy said...

I love it!!!

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

Cindy said...

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

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

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

Gail said...

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

Butterbean Row said...

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

chateau chic said...

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

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

Create With Me said...

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

thistlewoodfarm said...

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

Katalina Jewelry said...

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!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

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.

Salmagundi said...

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

Honey at 2805 said...

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

Audrey said...

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.

Meg said...

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

Jane said...

That looks so gorgeous! Nice work!

Toodie said...

It looks great; just like it belongs there too.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

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

Tisha said...

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

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

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!

Full Circle Creations said...

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

Holly

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

The perfect touch :) Laurel

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

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

Kelly @ Corner of Main said...

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 =)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So charming~ thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

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

Heaven's Walk said...

Cute idea! Just perfect! :)

xoxo laurie

Waseem said...

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

Katie said...

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