Sharing the love: the shutter bug.

Raise your hand if you love old shutters (and old windows for that matter, which I also have, but haven't decided what I'll do with them)?  On a recent antique jaunt, I picked up a beauty, eh.  Seriously, you're just gonna (fill in the blank) when you see this.

I mean, look at the color!  It's like a green-y, blue-y, gray-y shade of chippy goodness.  All weathered and worn with a story to tell.  Wish I knew it.

See the rusty hinges?  I think I would've loved the house this old shutter adorned.  What color do you think that house might have been?  A pristine white farmhouse maybe?  Or a gray-beige Nantucket cape cod?  Or how 'bout a terracotta beach bungalow?   That color of lusciousness would compliment so many shades of loveliness, don't you agree?

In my house, I think I shall hang it on the horizontal above my aqua couch in the living room, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite rooms in the house.  With it's mistinted grey/natural walls, white painted furniture,  drop cloth drapes, and pops of aqua.  After the holidays I will be adding some finishing touches to my living/computer room as I finally found my inspiration, beginning with this ravishingly beautiful shutter, a pair of my great gramma's rose-strewn plates and matching chippy pitcher.




Are ya feeling it?
Stay tuned....


Michelle Palmer said...

B-e-a-utiful! :)

Anonymous said...

Oooo oooo oooo - raising my hand here. What to do with them? Send them to me!

LuLu Kellogg said...

These are marvelous! I love the idea of hanging one horizontally over your couch!

Have a wonderful day!

Jayme Goffin, The Coop Keeper said...

I love shutters so much it makes me ache. I never find any that are affordable though! LUCKY YOU!

I'm feeling it...can't wait to see what you do with it!

Crafty Sisters said...

What a great find!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

My hand's in the air! Beautiful color...one of my favorite shades of the blue/green family.

Darla said...

I love it and can't wait to come back and see the outcome!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Gorgeous!! What a find! Lucky you!!

Lou Cinda :)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Feeling it and wanting it are blending in to the point of confusion! Man that was a great find! I'd be running from one end of the house to the other lugging it around, giddy like.

Have fun with that one! Can't wait to see the final photo shoot. :)


Shelly said...

Is it OK to be jealous? HAHA I am looking for two shutters to go on each side of a huge wooden patchwork art wall piece that my husband and I made. (looks like a giant quilt square) So love the folk art feel of shutters! They do speak.. Lucky you to be sure.

Marigene said...

That shutter is a beautiful color and will look wonderful above your aqua couch. That would be my favorite spot to curl up with a throw and a good book! Love the little plates and pitcher, very pretty.

Jennifer said...

My colors - I even decorate for the holidays with these colors and crystal, glass, creams, whites - so your are in the mix with these photos - lucky you! Jennifer

Claudia said...

You can't manufacture the kind of chippy, wonderful color that shutter has! Fabulous - you scored, Cindy!


deb said...

My hand is held high!!
That shutter is gooorrrrrr-gee--ous!!!
Big time score! Congrats!

Gwen said...

I am feeling it!!!

Ruth said...

I love old shutters. Can't wait to see how you decide to use it.


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I'll tell you one thing, it would take a great deal of effort and time to try and recreate the lovely patina and chippiness of your shutter.
Great find....drool.....drool.
I think your room is starting to come together in your head and the lovely china pieces are going to play a starring role.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Love em! I can't wait to see what you do with them!

René said...

Oh boy do I ever have shutter envy!


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