Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Whitney's Shanty Shutters turned Headboard!

Hey girls! So I have been “gettin’ her done” today! I spent most of yesterday playing musical chairs with my kids beds. The result… I was finally ready to tackle this project today. My kids rooms have been at the very, very back of my mind since we moved in a few months ago. I have learned that if I don’t wait until I WANT to do something that it usually ends up looking half done so I have been patiently waiting to get the itch to start theirs. I’m sure it was the blog and the endless amount of projects I could post that finally did it:)

I love these shanty shutters that Ashley found up for me about a month ago. I had 2 sets in the corner of my dining room on the floor and two sets that belonged to my mom out in the garage. I just left them laying around until I WANTED to do something with them… See how that works? When I moved the queen bed from my son’s room to my daughter’s room I was in need of a new headboard. As I was walking through the garage one day and staring at them I finally found their purpose… Here’s how I did it…



~I removed all of the old hardware from the shutters and laid them face down on the ground, side-by-side
~I used a couple of 1x2’s and a 1x4 to brace all of the shutters together. I put a small line of gorilla glue under each piece and then used wood screws and my drill to secure them.




~I flipped the whole piece over and laid it face up. We had some spare crown in our garage so I cut a piece of that, angled at each end and attached it to the top of the shutters using gorilla glue, 2 wood screws and some finishing nails.
~I spray painted the cute scroll pink and let it dry while painting the headboard. I used Olympic Satin in Aloe Vera… love this color!
~After letting it dry I attached the scroll with gorilla glue and a few finishing nails. I then used my block sander on the entire thing. I scraped just about every edge.
~You can guess my next step… Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze… Painted it on and wiped most of it off to give it a perfect aged look
~Final step… I used D-ring hangers on the back of the headboard and anchors and screws on the wall. I want to give props to Cobra Triple Grip anchors… I can’t tell you how many anchors I have used in the past that were cheap and flimsy and left a big mess on my wall… Not these! They are superb!

So… You want to see it in her room??? Me too!! Here it is!! I will be posting this at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday! Go check it out...great stuff there! http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2009/09/welcome-to-34th-metamorphosis-monday.html I will also be posting this at Sanctuary Arts at Home "You Should Have Seen it Before" Party at http://sanctuaryart.blogspot.com/2009/09/you-should-have-seen-it-before.html Lot's of great stuff...go check it out.








85 comments:

Heidi said...

Well, isn't that just charming! Nice Job!

Beth said...

This is great! I love the green.

Beachbrights said...

Adorable! I am so impressed with you both!

XOXO

KirkKrew said...

I love it!!!! I'm anxious to paint the girls' furniture now. Got to finish my other list first though.

kirstin & jordan said...

this is FABULOUS! I love using shutters/windows/door/stuff you can find at an architectural salvage store around the house... you guys do a great job at repurposing this stuff into beautiful decor! :)

Blue Creek Home said...

This is just the cutest headboard!! Love the colors.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Now that's just freaking brilliant! And super fabulous too! I love shutters and this is the perfect headboard. I turned a footboard into a door topper....great minds, right?

~Misti

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

This is just too cute! I'm sending my sister to see this!

Erin Wood said...

so gorgeous! i have yet to see a piece of furniture from you guys that isn't AWESOME!

Infarrantly Creative said...

OMG I just love that. Gorgeous...amazing...simply fabulous!

Magic Brush said...

I can't even tell you how much I LOVE this!!!!!! Wonderful idea!

JobandBrittany said...

this is awesome!! i have old shutters hanging everywhere!! great cheap art

Pam @ This Humble House said...

Oh My Goodness! I thought that was just going to look like a window when I saw the crown moulding...but it really doesn't! The way you finished it with the paint treatment and adding the little detail, it looks so high end! Beautiful colors in your bedding and all of it!

Great job!

~ Pam

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

WOW!!!!! First of all, I love the colors you chose. I also like the little decorative accent you put on top. So cute! :)

stefanie said...

that is soooo pretty, i love the colors, good job

Southern Fried Gal said...

Another WOW from me! You've got talent, girl!

arkie said...

Love the shutter headboard! Good pictures of how you did it too!

michellejohnnie said...

wow! Stunning! I want it now! I am featuring this on somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Love it!!!!

duchess said...

So cute. I just love it.

Jennifer Juniper said...

I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, then I scrolled down and BAM! The color is fantastic and the distressing and the scale and the shelf...I could go on and on :)

Angie said...

One word for this project - fabulous!!!

Morning T said...

OK- you guys are TOO cute and this headboard is AMAZING- love shutters. Another fabulous project from you two, bravo!

Blanca said...

Excellent! That is one fabulous headboard.

Gretchen said...

Totally in love with what you did with the shutters. Just gave me a great idea for my girls. Thanks for inspiring!!

Jill said...

Looooooove it!

Michelle said...

Wow, I just LOVE this...awesome idea!

Sachiko said...

Oh my gosh!!! This is way too cute!! I love what you did and the color is stunning! I am going to start looking for old shutters.

Kahra said...

I need to find me some shutters, stat! Where did you buy the RL glaze? Home Depot??

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I bought some shutters the other day for $5 having no clue what do with them, but now I know. This will look darling on Bre's bed! I can smell a TT for next week!

Thanks for joining me

Better After said...

Hi there! I'm loving your blog! I really love this headboard. I would love to feature it on my site, c'mon over and check it out!

Kim said...

Wow!!! Great makeover of the shutters. I love the color. Turned out fabulous!!!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Here from Kimba's DIY! This project is Simply AWESOME!

Jen said...

Oh, very nice! Saw it on DIY day and knew it would be good with your name on it! My birthday wish list will include a sander and some Gorilla Glue.

Junk Mammas said...

Love this!! The color is great and love the idea of putting all the small shutters together for a big impact.

Suzy said...

Omg, that is SO cute! The colour is perfect and I love the pink addition!

shelly said...

That is PRECIOUS!!! Love the colors...makes me wish for a girl!!!

Maggie Reno said...

This is probably the best use of old shutters I've seen lately. I love the colors!

Tricia Anne said...

What a great tutorial! Love the look and HAVE to show my husband! :o)

Annette said...

Adorable! I have looked through all of your projects and they are all gorgeous! Both of you love Hobby Lobby like I love Hobby Lobby.

Wendy said...

Those look gorgeous! Love the green.

I actually got a headboard that looks a lot like that, from Freecycle. Turns out it was from Pier One.

a little bit vintage said...

Wow! Love, love, love it! Great make-over!

Smiles,
Rachel

Chrissy said...

Hello from Canada!!Thanks so much for coming by,I love this idea,it looks amazing!! All the best,Chrissy

Gigi said...

That's gorgeous!

Vintage Junky said...

Adorable!

Smiles!
Michelle

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

super job! love the colors!
gail

Lolly said...

That is probably my favorite project out of all that you have done! FANTASTIC!!! I need to come over and see it.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Yep, it's a winner!

Room to Inspire said...

Looks great! I especially love the addition of the molding on the top! This is my first time here...your blog is great. Thanks for sharing :)

Chelsea

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Adorable -- really clever. Love the color and the finish. xo

Lee Laurie said...

WOW! I love it! It looks great with the linens too! The color is beautiful!

artisticblend said...

Beautiful and very creative! That is a gorgeous color too. Thanks for sharing.

Kayleen said...

WOW! This is really fantastic!

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Absolutely fantastic - so inpirational :) x

g.suzie said...

I can see by the long list of comments, that I'm not alone, this is darling. I also love the green and pink combo, clever girls!

Happy Nester said...

Love it.Looks great. I just found an old door, I plan on turning into a headboard for my daughters room. My husband thinks I have lost it.

Kether said...

so awesome! and we have the same quilt! I love that...

kether

Michelle said...

Absolutely adorable! I happen to need a headboard for the guest room. Now you've got me to thinking!

Julie said...

WOW it is beautiful...
xoxo
Julie

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Wow, that headboard is simply gorgeous! Great job!

Jane

sara@augustfields said...

i LOVE LOVE it!!!! that turned out so cute :) thanks for sharing and great job!

nannykim said...

Very pretty; what is really funny is I have shutters about identical to those. I have used them in various places at various time. Right now soom are covering the cat poop area (how un-chic) and some our in front of one of our fireplace areas. But you have achieved real genius. So mine is the shabby and yours the chic!!

My post for Met. monday is not found at this comment link--you have to go to my other blog found here:
http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/2009/09/transforming-for-fall.html

nannykim said...

I meant some not soom!! and are not our typos!

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

That turned out so cute! It looks totally easy too! Great job!

ONE MANS TRASH IS MY TREASURE said...

i love love love what you did here! I have yet to come across some of these shutters but i cant wait until i do because they look slike so much fun to work with! great blog girls!

The DIY Show Off said...

WOW! It's awesome and beautiful! You did an amazing job! I love it!

It looks like an awesome "diy show off" submission! ;)
Nice to "meet" you!

Roeshel

Jane said...

The headboard is stunning. Love the color!! I'm sure your daughter loves her new bed.

ImagineCozy said...

That is darling! What a great idea ... and I love that it is green.
-Angela

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

An adorable headboard! How creative you are! The color is so feminine and sweet. GREAT job! Sigh...now if I could just think of things like that!!!

Sharlotte said...

Love the shutters...perfect for a headboard! Thanks for sharing!

Cara said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Man, now I need to look for shutter.....lol

kayleeg2005 said...

That's really amazing!! I love the colors you chose too!
Thanks for sharing this great idea!!
Kaylee G.
divinevintage.blogspot.com

common ground said...

Oh MY Gosh, I absolutely love this. The color, the glaze, the top molding piece, Everything. You did an awesome job!
Debra

Jen R. said...

CA-UTE!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Completely lovely! Perfect shade of green.

Lorie said...

I gasped out loud when I saw the finished headboard! Gorgeous! I am going to post a link to this on my blog!

Stephanie said...

OH, I love it!!!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

This is INCREDIBLE!! I'll be featuring today.

mommieof4munchkins said...

Those are absolutely adorable! Great job.

Catherine said...

Love, love, love this! By the way, "Be Different, Act Normal" sent me here, she says hello!

Amy said...
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Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

I love the shutters! I have been searching madly for shutters that I can use for some craft project- they have such an amazing charm to them! Beautiful work!

Michelle, Queen of Everything said...

LOVE it! I have thought of shutters for a headboard, but not with the molding on top. That really finishes it. Great job!

Sarah said...

WOW, you just took shutter headboards to the next level! Congrats & God's blessings, Sarah :D

Lauren said...

So cute! I knew I've been hanging onto those old shutters my grandmother gave me for a reason! Thanks for sharing your never ending good ideas with us.

Lauren said...

So cute! I knew I've been hanging onto those old shutters my grandmother gave me for a reason! Thanks for sharing your never ending good ideas with us.

 
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