Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Autumn Shutter

Ok that title may be a little lame, but I can’t for the life of me come up with a name for this.
Fall Shutter
It’s my FALL project for this month’s “The Creative Carousel”. Have you guys climbed aboard yet?
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Anyway back to my contribution. Remember these closet doors I scored at the thrift store for $5?
I used three of them for my Shutter Headboard in my Guest Bedroom Redo.
Which left me with one.
Old Shutter Board
I used some Wood Filler to fill in some various holes, then sanded the whole thing down to get rid of splinters and such.
Wood filler
Yellow Shutter
More “Springy” than “Fall”, so I glazed it with Ralph Lauren Tobacco glaze.

A barnyard star also says “Fall” to me, so I picked up this one at Roberts (using a 40% off coupon).
Barnyard Star
Once again I turned to spray paint. This time Krylon Classic White, then sanded it down to distress it a bit.
Close up star and foliage
Hung the star up on the shutter along with some Fall foliage, and there you go.
Shutter angled
I’m a little sad that summer is ending, but having some fall d├ęcor up is definitely getting me excited for Fall.
On Shelf
So what do you guys think? Any good names for this, or am I stuck with Autumn Shutter?
Fall Shutter


  1. I love this! Can't think of any great names for you, but that yellow color looks great!

  2. It's beautiful!! Nope, Autumn shutter sounds good!!!

  3. I don't care what you call it, it's just gorgeous!! So smart to use the top of a door. You are just a genius Tam!

  4. This is SO cute, Tam! The colors are stunning! I need to find me a shutter!

  5. I don't care what you call it - it is "so dang cute!" but I already told you that...

  6. So cute Tam. I saw you this morning but didn't get a chance to say hi. So "Hi" hope to see you some more while taking the kido's to school :-)

  7. Fabulous! Autumn shutter works for me!

  8. Love it. I like that you used the glaze to darken it up a bit, it worked perfect for this project.


  9. Happy shutter? No, that's pretty lame. I think Autumn Shutter works well ;)

  10. Love it, Tam, no matter what you call it! :)

  11. Wow! I just scored myself 4 of those doors (8shutters!) from my sisters fil. I was telling all my sisters how I've seen lots of cute ideas for decorating with shutters and her fil's house has these closet doors on EVERYTHING. He heard me talking and remembered that he had 4 doors in his basement...all for me! I hauled them from Boise to Utah and couldn't wait to get started...this was great inspiration for me! What a cute Autumn decoration. Thanks!

  12. I did a very similar project last week and couldn't think of a better name either! I like yours, the star was a good idea! Way cute.

  13. I love this! I have an idea for shutters on the giant wall behind my couch, wish I could find some awesome shutters at a thrift store.. guess it's time to really start the hunt. Looking at your shutter projects motivates me a little : )

  14. I love your shutter idea!

    I featured it on my blog.


  15. Autuem shutter is shown here have a look at it

    Wall Coverings


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