She grabs two old shutters, paints them aqua…and we’re SO making this!

I had a collection of wood shutters in my garage. It was time to do something with them. I cleaned them up and placed letters on top to see how it looked. Yes this can be artwork for your home.

 

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I knew I didn’t want the tilt rod to show, plus it interfers with the letters. I ran a bead of wood glue down the sides.
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The next thing I did was cut a piece of wood, in this case it was from a pallet, the size of the long side of the shutter and placed where I glued. Then I used the brad nailer and shot some nails along the length of the wood.
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I mixed up a batch of my DIY chalk paint and did a coat of white on all four shutters. Then I decided to paint each one differently.
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The shutters that were going to have sea and sun were painted a bright, beachy aqua using my favorite recipe for chalk paint.
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For the welcome shutters, I used the shells as my color inspirations and painted them with those colors in mind.
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The sun and sea shutters were painted in the same colors but diffferent techniques.
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Even though the two shutters have the same word, welcome they are painted differently.
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