Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pottery Barn Inspired Shutters

When I was looking for a project to copy for a copy cat challenge last week, I came across some shutters in the Pottery Barn catalog.  I had these shutters for quite some time and hadn't decided what to do with them.  I loved the PB shutters and decided to adapt mine to "sort of" look like theirs.

 I took the catalog with me when I was getting the paint so I could come as close as I could.  The name of this color is Pirate Coast by Valspar.  It is a very beachy color and really would blend great with Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic look.  I paired them with a shabby red bed in my space at Aubergine Emporium and I think that color combo looks great as well.  Below you can see how it looks with the reds and pinks.
 The door locks were taken off a project I recently did so they were freebies.  We had the cross beams in the scrap pile.  My husband did however purchase the bolts.  They are decorative and functional at the same time.

Here are my inspiration shutters.  They look really shabby and glazed in this photograph, but in the catalog, they didn't have that appearance.  They were pretty clean looking.


 Here are the shutters as I found them at the salvage yard.
 Cross piece added with the bolts.  All in all this was a super easy project.  It was nice of my husband to drill all those holes to help me get my desired look.  Thanks for visiting and please stop by again soon.
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21 comments:

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Maggie,

I love the shutters! Your husband is like mine always helping out :)

Dee

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Those look great! I love the color and it DOES go so well with the pinks!Those will be gone soon!
Blessings, Lorraine

NanaDiana said...

Maggie- What a great project! It looks really nice and I love the soft, beachy blue. It really sets off the pinks! Love it! xo Diana

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi, Maggie! I'm in love! These are awesome!!!

chateau chic said...

LOVE shutters. Never too many.
Mary Alice

Annette T. said...

I'm so excited I can actually stop by Aubergine to see them! I love that store! They get some fabulous beds in there. The shade of blue is beauitful.

Anne said...

Maggie,
I love what you did.That color looks amazing too.How pretty with the fabric,chair and cherub.All so sweet.
Anne

kathee said...

Can I just say YOU ARE AMAZING...I love the shutters!! Beautiful color girl!! xok

Claudine from CondensedLoveHome said...

WOW!!!! AMAZING what you did with these doors!!!

Jann Olson said...

Oh Maggie, what a great job you did! I saw those in the Pb. I think yours are even more beautiful. Turquoise and red are two of my favorite color combos. I use them in my kitchen and family room with a bit of green. I would love if you would share this with my link party, Share Your Cup Thursday!
Hugs,
Jann

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

Actually I most love that fabric. Thanks you for linking it up at the blog.

Debbie Booth said...

Great post. The shutters turned out wonderful. You did such a good job putting all this together.
Blessings,
Debbie

Rita said...

Hi Maggie,
I'm visiting from What's it Wednesday to admire your beautiful shutters. You did an amazing job and I'm in love with the color. You are so right, it all looks so shabby chic!
have a great weekend
rita

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, Maggie! I LOVE these shutters! I ADORE the paint color behind the RA fabric!!!! Thanks for the inspiring photos!!

xoxo laurie

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I think I like your shutters better! You really made them so pretty! Will they be wall art, or go outside? How will you use them? Anyways, they are pretty, great job!
Blessings,
Susie

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Maggie, these are wonderful, love the paint color and how you styled this lovely shoot. thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Inspiration!!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Maggie, I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your darling shutters on my blog later today.
Hugs,
Jann

Isabelle Thornton said...

Thanks so much for linking, There is another one going on right now...I would love to see you there.
Happy Mother's day!
Bisous,
Isabelle

Waseem said...

I like your shutter better...you turned out it so beautiful.

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Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

darling! i love shutters.

Thank you for linking it up at our link party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

As always, I love your ideas!
BTW. A brand new party will open today!

yugandher Reddy said...

This is one of the best use of the old shutters and I did like it a lot.
Regards,
Rolling Shutters