The Marriage of a Shutter and a Shelf

I was lucky enough to find two wooden shutters that had never ever been painted or stained but were a bit weathered.  I paid $11 for the pair.

 Here is one of the shutters that I deepened the gray weathered look with some vinegar steel wool stain that I found the recipe for on the internet.

The other shutter was cut in half and painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Cream.  It displays vintage black and white photos in my laundry room.

When I found this wooden shelf at a garage sale for $1 that had neither been stained or painted, I gave it a weathered gray look as well.

 It was attached to the front of my shutter with screws.

 Sawtooth hangers were added to the back.

 I also added a Tim Holtz enamel tag number "57".  I love these little tags.  You can get them at a craft shop or at Amazon.

It's funny how some things were just meant to be together!

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  1. They really are meant to be together. Love the rustic charm!!

  2. No kidding, they really look great together! Brilliant idea!

  3. Trying to decide what to do with my shutter. Thanks for the ideas.


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