Thursday, April 17, 2008

Shutter Bug


I found myself with a free day a couple of days ago. I knew exactly how to fill it---go thrift store shopping!!! I hit three stores that day, but only found treasures at one. Two sets of shutters called my name and before I knew it, both sets had jumped into my cart. I love the big red wood shutters and have several ideas of how to use them so I need to narrow it down a bit. The smaller tan pair are made of plastic. I decided to glaze them so they looked more like wood (Picture shows one modeling the "before" and the other models the "after"). I'm not sure if it's a psychological thing that has to do with my getting older, but I like decorative pieces with the appearance of age. I think it gives them more character. Yeah, I like to think that's the advantage of age. . . more character! Once the glaze was dry, I knew right where to display my thrift store treasures!

3 comments:

Shirlee said...

As an avid thrifter, I envy your day of being able to hit three stores! The shutters are a great score and the faux finish does give therm a lot more character.
As much as I like the shutters, I'm in love with the church on the mantle. I have this "thing" for churches, mostly their unique architecture. I'm looking for one for my sofa table but so far no such luck.
You mentioned that your family is mormon. We live near a town that has a huge temple and the grounds are beautiful.

Have a great day! :)

Blanca said...

Wow this is fabulous. What a great idea. I found you through Todays Creative Blog and will certainly be back.

Blanca

Mrs. B said...

Love what you've done with the shutters! I've seen shutters used on other blogs too and I think it's a great idea. I've been on the lookout for some myself!

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