Garage Sale Window Shutter Repurpose

September 05, 2018
I purchased this set of pre-primed, interior, white window shutters, still in the package, at a garage sale recently.

They were one dollar.  I thought they were a steal, but, the bottoms had been cut off.  They were still a good buy but needed to be re-cut as they were very crooked on the bottoms.

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After the shutter bottoms were evened off (with a saw), I brushed on two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Country Gray 

I faux distressed the slat edges and shutter sides with my FolkArt Layering Wood Block and Ceramcoat paint in Walnut Noyer.  Faux distressing worked out well on these pre-primed shutters.

More information on faux distressing with the layering block is HERE.

I added this $2.99 "farmhouse" stencil from Hobby Lobby to the bottom of the shutter with Ceramcoat craft paint in white, and then sealed the shutter with Varathane Water Based Polyurethane in Satin Finish. 

This small black iron hook was purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I  paid 99 cents for it at their 50% off sale.

The iron hook was attached to the fourth slat down with a screw, and a sawtooth hanger was added to the back.

Garage Sale Window Shutter Repurpose
Here's the finished shutter!

Garage Sale Window Shutter Repurpose
The little added hook works perfect for a wreath.

I like these wispy wreaths. 

Garage Sale Window Shutter Repurpose
A wispy wreath in fall colors works well with the gray as well.

My daughter wants this shutter for her new townhouse.

I decided to paint and stencil the other shutter too.  

This one has been stenciled with another Hobby Lobby Stencil, "Blessed".

Garage Sale Window Shutter Repurpose
Inexpensive up-cycled garage sale decor!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Very cute idea! I love the new look of your blog! It is so easy to use!


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