One of the top trends of interior design at the moment is to rethink, renew and recycle! Repurposed shutters in the home are definatley on the "trend hot list" and a key ingredient for a shabby-chic home. I picked up two shutters while antiquing in Parys recently. Actually, if I'm honest- they're not really shutters, they're more like two western-tavern doors - haha (close enough)!
The intention was to use the "tavern doors" to give my plain-jane windows a new look. The job was easy! All I did was sand down and re-paint the old shutters in an off-white shade (I made sure I used a weather-proof paint as the shutters were going to be outdoors) and finally scratched and weathered them using a 180 grit sandpaper to give them a Shabby-Chic look. The hardest part was deciding which window would have the honour of wearing the new accessory. After much deliberation with my friends and family- the perfect spot was found just outside my kitchen window- as a focal point above my herb table. Check out the finished product below and also take a look at some other
beautiful ideas and uses for old shutters. I'm already on the hunt for my next pair.