Well, I finally picked up a paint brush this week. I’ve got to get back in the groove here.
So, I’ve had this set of shutters forever just waiting for the perfect project. Actually, I have 4 sets. Picked them up at the Habitat Restore.
In Julie’s mood board, I included some shutters with a book page wreath that I think we may put over her desk. So, here’s where these shutters come in.
Since we are accenting the room with turquoise, ASCP Duck Egg is the perfect color. So, I slathered on a coat of paint. No need for a second coat, as I’m going to distress it pretty good anyway.
Then, to give them a little more texture and age, I broke out the hair dryer. Yep, the hair dryer.
If you put on a thick layer of paint and then dry it with a hair dryer (or heat gun if you have one) on hot, the paint will crack, giving you something like this.
Isn’t that cool? A new trick.
So after adding a little crackly age, I distressed the whole thing with my handy dandy sanding block, then put on a coat of clear wax.
And, here’s the final product.
Pretty quick project and it will look great in Julie’s room.