Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Shuttered Dreams.....

Do you love the look of an old shutter?

There are so many ways to bring them inside
and re-purpose them for interior spaces.

They are a great layering piece
and add texture to a room's setting.

Make sure headboard shutters aren't covered with lead paint when you pillow is so close to it!

About a month ago, I found a a very large old
white shutter frame with two detachable shutters
at our county fairground flea market.

It's about 3 feet by 5 feet tall.... a large piece.
When I first spotted it, I thought ....
 ooooooooh, this would make a great mirror!

Old, chippy and very heavy.

So I took it to my
magic mirror man who can turn
pretty much anything into a mirror.

He called today and said it was ready!
Here is how it looks now.
He did a great job and even added
heavy duty hangers for wall mounting this big boy.

So here's my dilemma....
should I keep it
and hang it my daughter's room,
or should I take it to the shop?

Can't decide!
What would you do?

The bottom shutters open, close or come off completely. Options are good!


All photos used for this post
were taken from Pinterest,
except shots of the new mirror
which are mine.

Linking up with Kim at
Savvy Southern Style's
Wow Us Wednesdays Party!

Linking up with Sherry at
No Minimalist Here's
Open House Party Thursday!


Gypsy Heart said...

Alison, I love the shutters and by all means, keep the mirror! :-) Wish I had a magic mirror man near me...would love to have a huge one as a headboard.

Thanks so much for sharing!


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I would send it to me!! Just kidding. I love it.

Pamela Gordon said...

Well, I guess I'd keep something like that if I had a wall to hang it on which, sadly, I don't. It's really a beautiful piece open or closed so I think you should keep it. Beautiful!

Babs said...

It's realy cute, Alison.Great idea to make it into a mirror.
Hmmmm.. answer to your question: If your daughter is wild for it, keep it. If she's so-so, then take it to the shop. I'll bet someone will snap it up in a minute.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It's great. I would probably keep it if I had a space for it. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

Alison, I agree with Babs. Someone is going to snap this up quickly in your shop, so if your daughter loves it, keep it in her room. Love the idea! You are very clever. Thanks for sharing all the images. My favorite is the shudder with the arched top.


I would keep it and put it in my bedroom wall, some place where I can check my cloths. A bathroom, or even walking closet! Just keep it sweetie, it's great! Lots of hugs,

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Alison, I had a similar shutter in a previous house. The buyers asked in the contract to keep the shutter...the only thing they wanted! I have been looking for another one since then. I love how you added the mirror and the color is wonderful. Thanks for linking to my party this week.

The enchanted home said...

Yes I do love the look of an old shutter..adds so much character and charm to a home!

Rebecca said...

How does your daughter feel about it? Guess that would be a determiner for me...

It certainly makes a unique piece.

A Hint of Home said...

Wow, that would be hard to give up! It is so unique, I'd be tempted to keep it! He did a great job!

lvroftiques said...

I'm ga ga for old chippy shutters!! The bigger and older the better! What a great idea for a mirror! And it turned out wonderfully too. I say keep it if you have the room? Or bring it to my house lol! I'll trade ya for something...I've got LOTS of something! *winks* Vanna

Michele Smith said...

I LOVE your new mirror!
Dang, my husband passed on a set of shutters while out junkin the other day.

Thank you so much for the sweet comments. (while I was away)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh Alison, I think I would have to keep it! It is fantastic! I love old shutters too!

I just found your blog and so LOVE it!! I am your newest follower...and I will be back!

Lou Cinda

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

It's beautiful and unique. Keep it!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I'm loving that white bed with the canopy. *swoon* Then again, I love anything with old shutters. Currently, I have a set in the attic I'm waiting to use. Just haven'ted decided what to do.

Your mirror is really nice Alison. I know in the stores I shop, those shutter mirrors are quick sellers, so if you or your daughter really think you will miss it,I'd keep it. I really like the look when the shutters are only partially opened, but your home is so beautiful, it will look great however you decide to hang it.

michele said...

i love old shutters too. i think you should keep it. why? i can imagine it looking good in every room of the house, and i love objects like that which can move around seamlessly and feel new with each change. i love the idea of a shutter/mirror on my screen porch after seeing yours!


Richard Cottrell said...

I love shutters as they have such a Southern feeling and i just love the South. Especially the old dark green ones. Pleasant dreams. Richard at My Old Historic house.

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh, I think you should keep it! It is wonderful!!!! Another thing that is wonderful is that you have a magic mirror man!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Debbie-- said...

I just passed up two shutters....what was I thinking!! I wish I'd seen this first.

Red Rose Alley said...

I visited your blog today, and I thought it was so lovely. I especially liked the red roses on your HEADER, and if you check our blog out, you will see why. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you and seeing all your beautiful creations.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

At Home in English Valley said...

I never met a mirror or shutter I didn't like...this one's a keeper for sure. A beautiful reflection is guaranteed in your lovely home. Love, Penny

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Hey, Alison! I am getting caught-up on reading your blog today! (been a bit ill)...

I do love the look of old shutters! Nice post :D

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I like how that came out, and I would keep it IF I had the spot for looks like it could be an extra window somewhere in your home. Either way, it is a winner.

Emily said...

hi Alison, I love shutters too, keep it for your daughter's room. I love the color too.
Enjoyed all the photographs.......thanks for sharing

The French Hutch

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of the green shutters around the corkboard! I wish I had a wall in my house where that would work!!! It's so creative!

I think you'd be able to sell your shutter mirror in the shop in no time. It's very unique! But then again, sometimes you wanna save the best stuff for yourself. :o) It's a toss up!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Very ingenious repurposing, girl! I'd keep it, but then that's how I roll!