Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's a Shutter Thing

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This little set of shutters has made its rounds thru out our home. Mostly hanging out in the dining room but more recently hanging in the foyer. Since I decided to change that out they ended up here outside our master bedroom. It is just a little blah space not really large enough for anything but these. I really liked how they looked here but this little hallway is pretty dark most times of the day.

Out came the chalk paint.

I used the dry brush method. Duck Egg was the main color and then I used Old White on the centers.

Next came the waxing and I  must say that the waxing was not all that bad this time around! Since the shutters are small I was able to go ahead and rub clear wax over the entire piece instead of in sections. This made it go by much more quickly! I am also sure that since I was working on this project inside the absence of the 100 degree heat was a major plus as well! The wax did not dry as quickly which made it much more easy to work with. Left panel no wax. Right panel with wax.

I really like how the finish turned out but I am debating on wether or not to brush some Duck Egg on the spindles.

Urgh! Let me try and finish this once again. Every time I hit add caption to the last picture it deletes it!:( 
So here are the shutters all finished. I am not sure they flow as nicely anymore but I will live with them for a lil' while. They can always be painted back!:)

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  1. I wanted to stop and say hi and thanks for following my blog. You tried the chalk paint...I haven't yet! If you are having trouble signing in to google...don't check the stayed in shouldn't have anymore problems. Don't know why...

  2. I really like the Duck Egg, Pamela. I think it's going to be between that and one of the greys for my next chalk paint purchase.

  3. Love the pretty new look for your doors Pamela!! So pretty! Would love to try some of that paint- hear so much about it-

    bee blessed

  4. I am cracking up! I have a pair of shutters sitting on my mantel that I painted Duck Egg. There they sit and I was waiting for further inspiration and taadaa....YOU provided! I love Duck funny that we had the same idea! Great minds.....LOL

  5. Okay, I'm wondering just how many colors of chalk paint you own! :)
    These turned out great!

  6. I love the finish and colors you used! I would leave the spindles white as I think the contrast of those against the duck egg is what I love best!

  7. Love how those shutters turned out, great job!
    XXX Ido

  8. You did a fab job on those shutters! I love the topiary too!

  9. The shutters turned out awesome Pamela...Love, love, love them! Great job.

    Nabbing your cute little button for my "Sweet Link" page...Thank you.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  10. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  11. Your shutter turned out wonderful! I love that Duck Egg Blue, it's my favorite color of that paint. Very nice! Thanks for linking it up to HSH!

  12. Oh, these look wonderful!! I HAVE to try this paint! thanks for linking up to VIF, xoxo Debra


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