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July 26, 2012

Kitchen Shutter Valance




For many years now I have not had a curtain on my kitchen window over my sink.

 Is that bad?

Have any of you left your window lonely with nothing to cover it?

If you remember reading this Farm Fresh Egg Sign Tutorial

......................I put her above this lonely window.






One day I ran to restore and found these cute shutters.

a Score for 3 bucks....



OK they had a few flaws but nothing that Mr Color It Simple could not fix.

The one thing he couldn't fix was this blurry (before) picture I took (grin)



I went to my supplies and thought to myself what was I going to do to this shutter to make it warm and inviting.

Do you love Stained wood?  I love me some stained wood.  So I knew that would be just the ticket



I pulled from my stash of paint goodies my Minwax Special Walnut Stain.................

and my special stain brush.



I proceeded to stain that beauty.  Have you ever tried to paint or stain shutter slats?...

..........well let's just say it was a little tedious!





I pressed on and decided to give it a two toned look so I painted the frame with a cream color.





                                                             I just love it!








Now my farm fresh eggs sign is right at home with the window topper shutter valance

Don't you think they make a great pair?




No more curtain-less window.

So let's talk, tell me about your re-purposed projects made from a shutter

Until next time,
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4 Thoughtful Comments:

Shabby French Country Cottage Basement said...

Yes, I think they make a great pair! I love them both. Ideas are a brewin'!
Ann

Lori@Color It Simple said...

Thanks Ann! let me know what idea you come up with

Elyse Cepull said...

What a clever idea Lori!! I love this!
I picked up four chippy white shutters from the flea market and plan to make a head board out of them.

Lori@Color It Simple said...

Oh! Oh! do post that project Elyse so I can see...dah! you are a blogger so of course you will post it...(grin)

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