I’m not sure what’s happening but it seems that I’m developing a theme windows lately. It started with a thrifted old screen, then it was custom curtain rods and sheers in the living room, and now it’s old wooden shutters.
Hey there and welcome to another Thrifty Style Team day, where a few of my talented blogging friends and I share how we style or makeover our favorite thrifted finds.
Today is all about a pair of old wooden shutters that I found for a steal.
I actually bought these shutters for $10 from an estate sale when we lived in Illinois. I found them hidden in the back of a garage, all full of cobwebs and filthy dirty. They weren’t pretty but they were intact and without any rot, so I knew that a little TLC would fix them right up.
We’d been searching garage sales for months for shutters for our dining area window with no luck. Because we had looked at so many, for so long, I knew the ones I found were a great deal.
I took my prize home and was trying to figure out how I was going to hang them when the hubs took the new job in NC. I wasn’t about to get rid of them so we packed them up and moved them with us.
Fast forward to decorating our current master bedroom. We have a small master bedroom, as in teeny tiny, and decorating it has been a challenge. Fortunately (or unfortunately) we have 2 large windows, which is great for light but makes decorating a bit tricky.
Most people would put curtains on the windows to soften the room but that’s just not my style (although I did make one exception here). Besides the fact that I don’t care for them, curtains would have closed in the room, which is already small. I felt that simple was best, so I hung my trusted lined, woven wood shades and called it a day.
Once I added a new nightstand and lamp on the hubs’ side of the bed, I felt like something was missing on the window. Then I remembered my old wooden shutters hanging out in the basement. They would be the perfect touch.
All they needed was a good cleaning, a trim to cut them to size and a few screws to secure the sides. I like the idea of adding a touch of black so I kept them as is.
We hung the shutters up and they fit perfectly, like they were meant to be in this space. I think the hubs even likes them. 😉
Now I just need to finish the rest of the room.
Have you found any new ways to use a thrifty find?
Remember to stop back tomorrow. I’ll be sharing an update on the powder room addition.
The thrifty goodness has just begun. See what the rest of the team has done with they’re thrifty finds.