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You know I love thrifting, right? Well how could I resist this $5 Shutter? Since then I have been working on this DIY Chippy Thrifted Shutter. 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 pretty, new shutter:
It 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 it around for awhile, I knew the hardware was staying on for good.
My first coat consisted of a white primer. 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.
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 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. Not only that-but it was super easy. I can’t wait to try a project like this again.
Doesn’t it look happy with my Book Page Art?
Thanks so much for joining me today as I shared my DIY Chippy Thrifted Shutter.
Make it a lovely day.