Monday, March 10, 2014

Another Man's Trash...Screen Upcycle

You know how they say another's man's trash is another man's treasure? Well this was certainly the case in my most recent upcyle project. I spotted a screen in the corner of my mother's garage on our recent vacation to Nashville, and knew I had to have it.

shutters on wall

They already had a nice crackle patina I just wasn't a fan of the color or the flowers. I thought they would look a lot like outdoor shutters once I pulled them apart and painted them. I had seen this look on a post from Blue Egg Brown Nest and figured they would look great in the empty space above my recently refinished Goodwill dresser.

chalk paint

 I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue which is one of my favorite colors ever. Unlike a typical piece of furniture, these won't get a lot of wear and tear so I decided not to use any wax on them. I also think the chalky finish makes them look more like shutters that came off a house. My dear husband was kind enough to install some hardware on the back of them and get them up on the wall for me.

chalk paint makeover

chalk paint dresser shutters

I am so happy with how this turned out. I had been shopping for a mirror to go over this dresser, but this is a hundred times better. And the best part- a lot cheaper. Thanks Mom for your "trash."

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