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I shared some of my thrift finds with you last week. One of which was this $5 Shutter. Since then I have been working on My Thrifted Shutter Refresh. With a little paint, paint stripper, and sanding, I got the exact look I was hoping for: Old, worn, and chippy.
I started out with this lovely:
She is just right for what I need! Don’t you love that the hardware is still attached? My first thought was to have Hubby remove it, but once I had her around for awhile, I knew the hardware was staying on for the refresh.
My first coat consisted of a white primer, and the second coat that you see here is called Summer Sonnet by Ace Hardware. I also used this same color on my coffee table.
I sprayed on a coat of stripper and waited.
That is the key for removing paint-patience. I covered the whole shutter rather than just areas, because I was hoping for a cracked, chippy look all over. Again, patience is the key.
After I waited 1 hour, I sanded some of the paint off. I then sprayed more stripper where only the actual wood was showing. I wanted to take off the varnish off of the shutter for an aged, worn look.
I ended up leaving the second coat on overnight. It turned out just how it was in my mind. Bubbly and very chippy.
The varnish came right off without a hitch. And look at all the chippy paint! Wow-it truly makes my heart melt!
Doesn’t it look happy with my Spring Book Page Art?
This was a really fun project. Thanks for letting me share my Thrifted Shutter Refresh with you today.
It is going to look great hanging next to my Breakfast Nook Furniture.