I had been itching for something fun, rustic and that would bring a pop of unique color to our cozy bedroom. While out antique shopping with my friend Kristin, we came across these gorgeous bright egg shell blue shutters… I was more giddy than a girl at her 6th Birthday Party….we found that the shutters were salvaged from an old home in Georgia…(my mind went straight to a scene from Gone With the Wind). DIY Vintage Shutter Headboards. I was ecstatic. I was a bit nervous at how Dusty would react to my
splurge purchase. Although he appreciates my creativity…he sometimes calls my findings names like “junk” or “garbage”. I kindly remind him “that one mans trash is another mans treasure”! And a treasure this was indeed.
Our pup Gus provided me with some moral support as I cleaned and scrubbed the shutters (antiques are known to be dirty) and sometimes carry along a funky smell…make sure to clean well with some disinfectant dish soap, hot water, and bleach…scrub well.
Ta – Da! We had 2 different size shutters, which helped with the placement, however you can do this in so many ways… It was perfection…although – I still felt like it was “missing” something….that’s when the next idea came…. who doesn’t love some chalk boards?
I had some old small chalk boards that I had “crackle painted” for our wedding last year…they had been sitting in a box in our closet! Crackle paint is another combo you can get from Menards it is two bottles of spraypaint one black and one white – just ask an employee to help you find it! (near the paint section)
Our bed spread is from Target! I am in love with it. So is Gus…evidently.