Saturday, September 26, 2015

Shutter Love


Ok y'all, take a look at these old shutters...what do you see? Trash, junk, a filthy mess? Well, that's what my neighbor saw! She had these stashed away in her garage for who knows how long and was about to dump them in the trash! Me on the other hand, I saw some soon to be gorgeous decor for my back patio!!! Have some vision people!

Here's a close up to show you just how nasty they were lol! Because we needed a close up right? lol
The first step to refinishing these beauties was just a little soap and water! I scrubbed them down to give me a clean surface to paint. 
I chose this gorgeous shade of blue by Sherwin Williams called Jay Blue. I was inspired by my new patio pillows to go with a brighter blue color. Everything on my patio is very brown and I needed a few pops of a happy color! So, without further due, here are my shutters now!

Gorgeous right?! After giving them a solid 2 coats of Jay Blue, I dry brushed them with a very light cream khaki color to make them look distressed. 

I hung them side by side above the ginormous bench my hubby made completely of reclaimed wood pallets! The pillow you see there on the left was my color inspiration for the shutters. 

I added a couple of moss wreaths (Joann Fabrics) tied on with some burlap ribbon. I am so pleased with how these turned out and what I love even more is that I took something that was going to be trash and turned it into decor!! I'd like to think that if we all rescued some trash, there would be just a few less things deteriorating in a land fill. I hope I have inspired you to find some trash and turn it into treasure!! 

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