Sunday, August 3, 2008

I "shutter" at the thought


















Not really.. but I thought it was a semi-clever little title. Pun intended. Actually these are not even shutters...although I want them to look like they are. They started their life as 70's bi-folds.....NOW THAT.. does make me "shudder at the thought." DARKKKKKKK wood...spindles at the top...you get the picture. Now are house..proud that I am of it.. isn't one of those glorious old beings that have oodles of character. I think adding shutters and old archectural salvage kinda remedies that. So I of course have shutters etc. everywhere. These I had my manly man cut in half removing the spindle top (I have ideas for this part as well). Waste not want not. I wanted an undercoat so I painted them white first and than black. Sanded and distressed and now they are hung! They hang in our hallway on either side of an old dresser, mirror,and some slipper chairs. Not bad for an after church project. I even got a Sunday afternoon nap in. Anyone else get some weekend projects done? Now I got to get back to "Breaking Dawn"....I know I am sadly behind my friend who is probley almost finished with it. Bless ya, cherry


49 comments:

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love the shutter project! More than I did this weekend...I think my big "project" was taking out the garbage while running to catch a train Saturday morning! :-)

Your blog is lovely (thanks for stopping by mine!) and I love your blog header photo since my passion du jour is old bikes.

Rachel said...

Oh I LOVE IT! You did such a great job. I'm all about black at the moment so my eye balls where ever so pleased! :)
So do you take visitors? Your house is simply fabulous looking it makes me want to come stay a while and take pictures of all the cute things I want to do in my home. Your title made me laugh out loud too.

:)Rachel

Enjoy your book. I need to get moving on mine.

Meghan said...

Oh wow!
I totally love the shutter.

Your house is wicked cute.
Sadly, mine, not so much.

I have boys.....all boys! 14,9 & 2 & the biggest one....36.
Slobs all of them.
One day I will go back to having the cool house.

Priscilla said...

Hi, thanks for visiting me, nice to meet you... What a good idea to make your rooms more rustic, they look really good on the walls, love the black and white theme! I am off to look round the rest of your blog now....

See you again soon
Priscilla x

Kim's Treasures said...

I would never have thought of that! You are so creative! Come to my house...please! They look beautiful hung!
Have a great day!
Kim

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Oh I like the shutter, and your other decor is great. I am in desperate need of some freshening up around here and these are great ideas.I, going back for a closer peek.

Vanessa said...

Your "shutters" are wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do with the spindles! I got absolutely nothing done this weekend - glad someone did.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wonderful!!! You are so creative and I love the color black. Can't wait to see what you do with the top spindle part.
xo
Penny
p.s. Esther closed her blog several months ago for personal reasons. She does pop in from time to time with a comment, but I have no way to get ahold of her. I wish I had her email....:-(

Christy said...

The shutter looks great! At one time I had an old shutter hanging above my sofa and I loved it. I also love the hanging above the mirror with the flowers in it. I see those all the time but am always unsure where to put one. It looks really nice!

Sarah said...

Oooh, so pretty! Love the the shutters!

Kara said...

Wow. I LOVE it!!!! I love that chalkboard down there too!!!

belladella said...

Love this project! I can't wait to see what you do with the spindle part. I see it painted white and hung horizontal to display vintage linens! :)

Have a great Monday!

The Berry's Patch said...

The shutter looks great.

I'm done with BD. I didn't get a thing done this weekend because of it. Now I'm playing catch up. ;-)

Gretchen said...

Cherry, I just discovered your website and you have great ideas and a wonderful collection. Your home is lovely too.

Gretchen
birdnestcottage.typepad.com

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

very nice transformation! What a diffrence a little paint can make!
Carmen

Shannon said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today.

So cute! Where did you get those pots with the initials? Let me guess...you made them!

Darlene said...

I LOVE those....what a simple idea...but you thought of it...
They look beautiful painted and hung like that on the wall.

I like your little black birds too. Think I am going to have to find some Dollar Tree birds and spray paint them black....I already have several I have painted white.

I just LOVE your blog....you are so creative.

Kim's Treasures said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your sweet comments mean a lot to me! I am going to have to just get brave and pick a neutral paint!
Have a wonderful afternoon!
Kim

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love old shutters...I have some that are waiting to be painted...I love black and red...if I don't paint them red then it will be black!
Hugs,
Robin

BittersweetPunkin said...

What a great idea to hang them on the wall........

Rosemary said...

Hi,
Thanks for your nice comments!
I love the shutter!! Your home is so pretty!! You and I have the same taste!!
Thanks for visiting, visit again soon.
Rosemary

Nicole said...

Hi Cherry! These shutters look awesome. I repainted all the trim on my staircase this weekend. Not as fun as your project, nor as big an impact! Can you show us the whole picture - to include everything on your table? It's all so french and lovely. Yes, I did see your eraser! I loved it! I'm going to have to make one for our schoolroom. Great ideas! I can see it wrapped up pretty in cellophane for a great teacher gift, too! Nicole

Nicole said...

I love it1 What an awesome idea. I can tell you have a beautiful blog!

Shirlee said...

You are one clever and creative girl! I'm referring to your last post re: the chalkboard and dcoupaged magic eraser. How cool is that!
I also like your shutter makeover, black paint fixes everything (and in some cases other colours too).
Oh and your wall sconces are neat too. Thanks for poppin' over to visit me. :)

Melissa said...

Wow! What a great decorating idea. You've given me ideas for my own home.

Thank you for stopping by Sunbonnet Cottage.

And, your doggie is as cute as can be.

Hope to visit soon.

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my goodness the new creations are MARVELOUS! I am so ready for fall time so it's cooler and I can be inside more to do inside projects rather than out doing outside ones!!! ;) Thx for your super sweet comment today. You're so right~ those are great bonds to foster, aren't they? Hugs, Les

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love what you did with the shutters, such a neat idea. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and your sweet comments.:)
*Rondell*

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Your shudders look great! You can turn any piece of junk into a treasure. You are so creative!

Chris said...

I love architectural design elements for decor! I want this--badly!!

Kim said...

Your shutter turned out great! I love your silver platter & what you did with your dessert plates & shakers!

Kim said...

Your shutter turned out great! I love your silver platter & what you did with your dessert plates & shakers!

Elise said...

I share your love for shutters. I actually took my brothers bi-fold laundry doors and painted them red, they look great in the corner of our living room. They serve a useful purpose covering an unsightly gun cabinet.
I have more shutters that I want to hang on either side of my interior windows. I've only had them a year and they are still on my carport!!
Elise

TinaTx said...

The shutters look great! (as does the rest your house)

Reynie said...

I'm so glad you posted a comment on my blog bc that allowed me to find you! And what a great find!! I love all your decorating and bringing old stuff to new life. I'm an addict of that kind, too! I'm off to read more of your great ideas and I'll be adding you to my blog roll--that means I'll be back often! Love your work!

Liz said...

Whoa! That looks beautiful, I love the whole vignette. I'm so inspired!

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

The shutters look great!

In answer to your last post.... Who could ever get tired of black?! I know I won't ;)

rue

DebbieCalif said...

Loved your post today, and I love, love, love all the black. Those little black birds are adorable. I had a house painted in that horrid dark brown color, those were the days!! Enjoy your blog so much!
Blessings, Debbie
ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com

Lacy said...

Thanks for dropping by today! I have seen your name on some of the comments I have also posted. I am so happy that you stopped by and now I can see your beautiful blog. OMGosh it is going to take me hours to read it all and let me tell you that is a good thing!!! I cant wait and am so excited. You are going to be requently visited by me. I just can already tell I love your style and you!

Susie Harris said...

Love those shutters and those littls pots...too cute! Susie h~

Blanca said...

Oh me oh my that is beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by my place. I know I've been here before but if you don't bookmark you'll get lost in this www. Will definitely be back.

Blanca

Lana said...

Hello there! I love what you have done! I really like the black birds you have...may I ask where you found those?

Nikki said...

I love what you did with the shutters!

Tara said...

I love it! Would have never thought of it and it looks perfect there!!

Can't wait to see what you make with the spindle piece....I'm sure it will be something great!

Joy said...

Those really add character!
I'm so glad you included the photo of your cloche again cuz it reminds me that I want to copy that idea.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I love it!!! You are so creative :) I miss Esther too, it's so sad when we loose one of the family here.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

Hugs,
Dena

The Berry's Patch said...

Are ya done with the book yet? Dying to know what you think!

Brandee :-)

Liz said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I appreciate it very much. Now I am off to view yours. Great shutters BTW.

Wendy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog...your blog is beautiful! I have to come by again when I have a few spare HOURS to look slowly through everything! Great Ideas!!!!

Nicole said...

I just read the comment I left yesterday. What I meant to say was, I can tell you have a beautiful home, your blog is beautiful too, but I really like your home and your style of decorating.