Friday, April 6, 2012

FUTURE DIY PROJECT WITH SHUTTERS

Shhhh...this is a secret.  Don't want to have one of those "why do we need this?" speeches conversations.  Yeah, yeah, I know I'm publishing it on a blog for the world to see, but 2nd Man never reads this, I think he's afraid of reading about himself, LOL! Anyway, I was driving home from work the other night and I saw this lonely set of shutters on the curb, calling my name.
I immediately pulled over, snatched it up and put it in the back of the car (I felt like I was doing something wrong but hey, it was on the curb where they pick up  trash, what could I do?).  It just had the "look" that told me I could turn it into something we could use. I need to google it and see what others do with old shutters so I can have a "plan" in case it's found. There's bound to be something fun I can create!!

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  1. loves these! very "Rebecca of sunnybrook farm"

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    1. Ha!!! Just don't call me rebecca, lol.

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  2. I have seen several uses for old shutters, joined together to make headboard, wall art, bulletin board style for hanging items from slats, and I am sure you can think of many more uses. I will keep your secret, LOL, good score on finding them.

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    1. I like the wall art and the bulletin board ideas. And thanks for the secret keeping, lol.

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  3. How wonderful, why do I never find things like this on the curb? Even if it took me 20 years to work out what to do with it, I would have brought it home with me.

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    1. I can assure you now I'm keeping a better eye out, ha. The part of town we live in in the city is an old neighborhood (homes from the early 1900's) so there is quite often someone throwing something away. I'll keep my eyes peeled!!

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    1. Aren't they fun?!?! And the ultimate in recycling. One person's trash is another's treasure!

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  5. Flowers. I see flowers. Put them in a flower bed and have climbing flowers climb up them. Or place a pot on a stand and have some alyssum or something cascading down.

    BTW - I booked my flight to Houston this morning!!! Check your Facebook messages for details. Can't wait to see you, and the farm!

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    1. OOH, never thought about outside in the garden. Hmmm, very interesting!! Thanks!

      Yay, will see you in a couple of months!

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  6. Oh, look at this.....I love it!

    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/repurposed-shutter-magazine-rack/

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    1. It would be way cool in the bathroom ;-)

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    2. Great idea! That's almost what I thought in my head when I first saw them. Thanks!!!

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  7. ive seen old shutters painted and distressed, hung on a wall and a certain collection of plates is hung, via clothpins attached to back of plate on it. very cute!

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  8. www.lizmarieblog.com/2011/05/a-simple-change/

    example of comment above

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    1. Oh my gosh, that's a great suggestion. Wow, my mind is going in a hundred directions, ha.

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  9. They look good enough just as they are, so I'll be even more amazed when you're finished with your diy project!

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    1. Ha, they are pretty cool huh? Kind of shabby, but still in great shape. I'll keep y'all posted!!

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  10. Great job! I love curbside treasures...

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    1. I've never gotten much off the curb, never really paid close attention. Then when we got the farmhouse, I started looking and I'm always seeing something now. I will keep my eyes out for sure!

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