Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Got Shutters??


I've gotten about 2 hours of sleep. Went to bed at midnight and was wide awake by 2:30am.
So what do I do?? Get up and do a blog post, of course! LOL


I have been on the search for antique or vintage shutters. I've been mainly searching our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I just love the texture & dimension they add to a home. They can be used in so many ways and they come in all shapes & sizes. Take a look at these photos to get inspiration of how you might incorporate shutters in your home...they're not just for windows!

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She has a great blog!!
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Do you have vintage or antique shutters in your home? Where do you use your shutters?
Darlene

17 comments:

Tina said...

OH, thanks so much for the inspirational pics. I have been looking for an idea for a headboard. I don't really want to buy one right now and the shutter idea is very cool. I have a few and we have a ReStore here. I'll go asap and get some to make a headboard. Love that idea. Have a great day
T

Wendy said...

Your post makes me want to go out and buy shutters. I'm loving them as a headboard.

Dawnie said...

I have no shutters expect what the onwer of house has on the front which are a few ugly ones. I love shutters and I love some of these ideas. the white ones in the bedroom are one of my favorites.

I hate those cant sleep nights!

Cass said...

Yes, we do have antique shutters, but they are on the windows! Some are in fairly good shape, others are a wee bit spooky and need rehab. And a few have gone missing entirely.

When we do the exterior painting, we'll restore and reolace what we can. Thank goodness we have all the original hardware, at least it's a start!

Those old louvered shutters in your first picture look as though they might have fallen right off our old house! --Cass

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Darlene
I've been on the lookout for more vintage shutters. J found some along the road, while he was working.
We just needed four to do a shutter screen for the back porch. We only paid about $7 each for them, which I thought was a great bargain. These were from renovations on old St Louis houses. I like that we got a bit of history to go with the shutters. I think a few shutters will be the solution to a decor dilemma at the condo. Just need to keep my eyes open for just the right ones.

We didn't do anything to the porch shutters. They are very weathered with just a little of the green paint remaining. They afford a bit of privacy, yet the view isn't obstructed. Also adds to the ambiance of the back porch.

Sadie said...

My favorite uses there would have to be the headboards and the long skinny console table. I do not like that one eating area (2nd from the bottom) - it's just too much wood, making it look old, dusty, and very 1970's.

Inspired Kara said...

My favorite is by far the bulliten board doors!!

ann said...

These are some GREAT ideas....Ann

Susan S. said...

Love the pics of shutters. I used old shutts as a fireplace screen and backdrop for plants on the deck.

mel said...

Hello Darlene,
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I live in Bentonville. I love it up here so much.

I love the different ideas for the use of shutters! Thanks for sharing (even though I am sure you wish you were able to sleep)!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I don't have any shutters in my home, but you've sure made me want some. These were such inspiring pictures. I look forward to seeing what you find and where you use them. laurie

Kristen said...

Very interesting. I like this idea and will have to hunt for some shutters!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Darlene I do love the shutters. Very classic.

I copied your new button and it did not link back to your blog like it was supposed to.
I'm not sure why.
I hope it gets fixed soon. It's a really cute one.

Happy Valentines Day!
~Melissa :)

Kimba said...

Oooooooo!!!!!! I love those pictures! I did something similar to that second picture in my older son's room at our old house. It didn't look quite that good, but I loved it anyway.

I've been on the hunt for some shutters for a specific spot. I'm trying very hard to be patient and wait until I find exactly what I want.

Kimba

Kim - said...

I looked for shutters forever! I finally found them at an antique market for only $10 each! I used them to cover one of those horrible holes above a fireplace that was really meant for a TV. I have them somewhere on my personal blog. Love them.

Velvet and Linen said...

Thank you for the shout out, Darlene!
Love your other shutter images. They do make great headboards!
Happy Valentine's Day, every day!

xo
Brooke

michele said...

OH! Soon I will be bargain hunting for shutters I hope!

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