Chic enough to make you shutter

As mentioned previously I’ve recently acquired a pair of shutters.

Ohhh the crafting posibilities

After much ummm-ing and ahhh-ing over what the heck to do with them I finally made up my mind. Distress them of course!

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I made my own chalk paint for this project and it was super easy – combine 3 parts paint and 1 part calcium carbonate , mix well, apply (for a more detailed break down ad other alternatives check out this great post). The first time round I put a 2/1 ratio in and found it was too much calicum. Sanding, sanding and more sanding was required to sort that one out. The 3/1 ratio was much nicer – both in application and finishing. A coat of Briwax in Rimu and another coat or two of Chalk paint before wiping down and sanding made these picture perfect.

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My one is going on the wall as extra storage space for my crafting area – Luckily Hubster is very accommodating to my crafting needs.

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The second I think I will turn on it’s side, add some knobs and turn into a coat rack…. Maybe.

 

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