Thursday, February 4, 2010

A decorated shutter

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic week and are ready for the weekend! :)

Do you remember the two shutters I was painting a few weeks ago? Well, I finished painting them before we went on vacation, and was originally going to put both of them in the kitchen with a picture or something in between, but it just didn't look right, so...I put one in the dining room...

Oh but now that I am looking at these, the shutter is looking a little crooked, but thankfully that is easy to fix! (tomorrow)

This was fun to do~ there were already four holes for screws in each shutter, and I have a lot of glass knobs on hand. :) I thought it would be fun to have an extra place to hang up cute things! To hang up the plates on the shutter was easy peasy (lemon squeezy)! All I had to do was use a plate hanger and slip a ribbon around the top (I added a dot of hot glue to close the ribbon to the plate hanger for extra security, but that's just me!) and tied the ribbon around one of the shutter rungs! :) Oh, and I know that the word on the little chalkboard plaque looks like it says "cat", but I wrote "eat", for lack of anything inspired! :)

Tomorrow I will show you what I am doing with the other shutter...AND I will have one of those finished projects for you to see~ remember those chalkboard pantry doors I wanted to do? ;)

Well, that's all for me for now...Have a blessed night!

P.S. I forgot to mention that the little chalkboard plaque was an idea I copied from Jen at Tatertots and Jello. All you need is a metal-ish plaque (which should be easy to find at a thrift store) and paint! Just spray or brush chalkboard paint onto the center, and use your favorite color on the edges! :)


Odette said...

that is most amazing. the colors blended well and it look so chic! i like it so much. i bet it add character to the kitchen.

Darlene said...

Morning Jenni,

I absoluetly LOVE those shutters all dolled up with plates. So CUTE and what a great idea!!

Hope you have a great weekend.♥

Julian said...

that is really cute! I think Ill put that on my ever growing list! Great idea, and great job!


Linda said...

Looking good girl...luv that chalkboard!!


Shell in your Pocket said...

I love love love what you did with that cute is that!!

I have the matching teacups to your plates! I love the pattern!!!

Have a great weekend!

Sandy Toe

Amy said...

they are great...wonderful idea! xxxx

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You are such a tease with your chalkboard paint!
I have a red shutter that a friend pulled out of a garbage can for me one day because I was too chicken to do it myself. I love it and have it leaning in a corner when you walk in my front door.

I love your shutter and your chalkboard plate! so cute Jenni!

You have a wonderful weekend too!
We have 5 generations of women in my family here this weekend! Can you hear the cameras clicking way up North?


trish said...

Hello Jenni.
What a charming display!
Thank you for telling us how you hung your plates. I love that look and never knew how to work the ribbon. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Amy S. said...

How clever! It looks great!

Anonymous said...


That is so cute! I love it!