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Thursday, 27 February 2014

how to use shutters

 Using shutters in your home as a decorating feature is quite trendy at the moment.
Here in Australia, genuine old shutters are few and far between, however old louvre doors that were a popular choice for wardrobes and cupboards in the 70's and 80's are pretty easy to find.
Here are a few examples of how I like to use them.

This pair I picked up at a garage sale a few years back,
 but had no idea what I was going to do with them, I just knew that I had to have them. 
Upon arriving home with them, I was inspired to put them on the back of my house with the inside of an old screen door in between. 
I think it adds a bit of a French cafe feel to my house.

On the other side of the back door I added these shutters to a window to balance it out and make an ugly window a little more attractive.

 This one I used as part of a display in my living room. 
Shutters lend themselves quite easily to hanging things off them.

This one is on my veranda and helps creates a pretty vignette.

Here it is with a more recent coat of a very pale aqua and dressed up for Christmas.

I use these aqua ones at the markets to hang my pictures and things on.

These are the rustic shutters I created for Heart & Soul Cafe.
I have two more of these ready to paint in your choice of colour.

These very solid shutters have been left if their original red and with the brass handles still attached. 
We have hinged them together for ease of display but they can easily be separated.
They would make a great divider or bedhead, or put them either side of a window or door.
I have some more shutters in my shed waiting to be redeemed, let me low if you are after something in particular and I will see what I can find.

1 comment:

  1. I was thinking about shutters the other day. I have so many under the house waiting to be loved. I think I will use on for my next Christmas mantel. A long way off I know, but there you are. I love how you have used them. The cafe ones you did really life that facade.