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I’ve been itchin’ to get this project done for a while now. My husband had to be away recently for work and I seized the opportunity to get ahead. Not really, I mean do we ever get ahead when we have four kiddos? But, I got this project done.
Old Shutters found at a Habitat Home Store.
Do any of you have one of those nearby? If you do, you should totally check them out. Especially if you are doing any kind of redos, updos, renovations or just regular maintenance. If you’re flexible about what you want and not looking heartset with a particular thing in mind, you can totally do a ton to your home on a budget.
Now, back to the shutters. So I found three, one day last year for cheap cheap cheap. Two of them have become part of our living room decor (I’ll have to show you those later), and this one I used in our bedroom.
My sister in law had pinned this (Hey Cindy!—I have always loved her style, even as a kid, and before blogs were the thing, Cindy had it going!) Life as a Thrifter had an amazingly cool thing going here with her shutters and thus the wheels started turning. I like her idea so much, I may have to steal one from the living room and use it like she does. Thanks Holly!
And so you have it. That’s the story of how the shutter that once adorned someone’s old house painted forest green, got torn down and hauled off to the Habitat Restore to be found by me. Who, hauled it once again (spider webs and all) in my minivan with my four children, to my garage where it would sit for awhile, then be loaded up to cross this great nation and end up here out west to be scrubbed with soapy bubbles and oh so much fun by two of my sweet boys, and spray painted to lean in my room and hold some reading material. The end.
Have a great week! Hope to see you next Monday, and hey, if you have an upcycle, share. We’d love to hear about your projects too!