Monday, June 29, 2015

Making old shutters into "French" window valances

Well, here is my latest project. Ever since last summer, when I painted my living room, I never put any drapes back up. I have been trying to go for a more simple look. I had one set of old shutters. It was one of those purchases you make and think...hmm, I will so something with these "Someday". Someone had put vintage looking labels all over these. I took the hinges off and started my project. First a good sanding and some "Annie Sloan" chalk paint in Old white.

Here is a closeup, I tried to give them an "Old" paint treatment

Next, a little clear waxing and get the stencil ready. By the way the stencil is from Maison de Stencils Love them!

Then my husband drilled holes in the bottom edge. I decided to add vintage looking knobs across the bottom.

Everything is coming out fine....

All done! Here is the finished project

I have 2 windows in my Living room, so these will do just fine. I am thinking about hanging crystals from the knobs...but, who knows what is next for these windows!

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Vicki said...
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Oh my gosh, I just love them. So unique,instead of curtains!!!
have a great weekend

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

These turned out so pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again at the B&A bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

The Weekly Feature Series is live which you are one of the features. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Have a wonderful Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

thistlewoodfarm said...

Such a great project! It turned out so well!! Love it!!