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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