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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Vintage finds repurposed

A few weeks ago I snagged this very tall shutter for only $8

Knowing exactly what I wanted to do with it I took it home


This is the way I bought it

Then I spray painted it white
sanded the edges
 added photos to display at the wedding.
  I'm still not finished
 I want to add a glass door knob
(they already have a hole for one)
and maybe a burlap bow


On the same shopping trip
 I picked up these three cool electrical thingys
 with intentions of using them as candle bases.

  But the paint was very very flakey.
 Everytime I picked one up
 paint chips were every where. 

 How do you solve that?

Clear coat protective spray


Add a hurricane globe and candle and tada!


And I have been wanting some vintage frogs to hold pics but haven't come across any
Until I found these at my local craft store


So I bought them, spay painted them very lightly and sanded edges

I will use these at the wedding as well. Love!


Sometimes you see a piece and know exactly what to do with it
And sometimes you don't
But if it speaks to you
just buy it




19 comments:

  1. Great thrifty finds there! I love the photos in the door shutter!!



    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am in love with shutters and love how you're using your's - so much nicer with a coat of paint! I have to admit though, your chippy metal things are wonderful! Isn't it so fun to find great one of a kind things?

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    1. I know, I just loved those chippy metal things! lol! Thanks so much!

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  3. Absolutely, buy now and figure out later. Stopped in from 1929 Charmer but I am gonna stay awhile!!! I love repurposing shutters!

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    1. thanks so much for stopping by. Come back soon!

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  4. What great finds! I would love for you to share them on my Monday linky party.
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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    1. Thanks so much, I surely will! on My way there now!!

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  5. Love the shutter idea - I would love to find some to make a hinged pantry door! Great idea! Joining from Inspire Me Monday. http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for joining me! on my way to check out your blog now! Come back soon!

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  6. Love the shutter. What a great find. I'm your newest follower. COme check out my blog when you have a minute. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much. And thanks for following. I'm on my way to check out your blog now!!!

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  7. Very cool makeovers! I am currently on the look out for a shutter to hold magazines in the bathroom. Thanks for joining us at Cap Creations.

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for always hosting that cool link party!!!

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  8. Great idea with the lamp bases!
    http://littlehomesteadinboise.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love what you did with the shutter!

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  10. I keep seeing everyone find shutters at great prices, but I find shutters but not at a great price. Love how it holds the photos. I like what you did with the electric thingies. very pretty, and I have hurricanes all over the house. So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

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