Monday, February 28, 2011

FINALLY - A Completed Project to Share

Since I love the beach so much and live nowhere near it, I wanted to bring a reminder of it into my home.  A few years ago while on vacation I decided to make my main bathroom a vintage beach bath. I started with my inspiration a shower curtain -  and went from there.  The bathroom has been done a good while but I really wanted that beach cottage feeling with a shutter on my window.  I found this set of shutters ages ago and they've been in the shed collecting spiderwebs.  When we had a burst of warm weather here I took advantage of it and started the process of making them my own.  Here they are out of storage.
Just your basic wood louvered shutters. 

And after 3 days of work they became this:

PERFECT!  I love anything distressed!  So I made them that way.  It took way more work than I expected as strange as that seems.  First I used 2 cans of spray paint which didn't even give it a good start so I ended up painting it all by brush.  Yep, each of those little louvers.  Twice....

After painting them a pristine white I then sanded the heck out em and Hubs hung them in the beach bath giving it the look I was going for!  You can see a glimpse of the paint color and I'll show more beach bath details in my next post.  But before I go here's a close up of my distress look.
I know you are wondering why go to all the trouble to start out with brown shutters, paint them a perfect white and then sand the heck out of em???  Cause that's my style!


  1. They look great! I can't wait to see them in person! I'm doing a beachy theme in my bathroom too but still have a lot of work to go. I will take pictures when it's done --maybe by this summer.

  2. This looks so great! Can't wait to see it in the bathroom! P.S. If you need any more shutters, just let me know. There are tons down here from Katrina that I can pick up at salvage stores.