Saturday, March 12, 2011

Window Shutter...

 ... So the window shutter is complete, for now. I don't know if you have noticed at all, but I am constantly making changes when it comes to home decor. I am never satisfied. It's sad, when I get done with something I love it & the next day I am thinking of new ideas for the project. Anyways I made these fun little twine wreaths yesterday to add to my Window Shutter {as seen in my previous post} So this is the window shutter as of now....


The wreaths were very simple to make. Just a little twine & a few Styrofoam circle wreaths from Michael's & I was all set. I thought about adding something to the wreaths, but I decided to keep them as simple as possible to show off the shutter & all it's distressed glory.

{{Window Shutter Before...}}



I really did like the original color of the window shutter, but I wanted to personalize it myself, so I made it a creamy white, no distressing needed because of the already distressed condition of the wood.


I added this knob to the shudder, doesn't it look like it was meant for it? It was the first knob I used from the huge collection I scored while I was in Michigan {Check out the collection I got for only 20 dollars HERE}



The wreaths are attached with some simple black string. I am debating whether or not to add some ribbon just for embellishment. For now it remains to  look like it's "floating" with out ribbon.



See at the top where the shutter was damaged? Since this shutter is an antique & is very old, the condition was not so good. I am in the process of fixing the top piece.


Do you think I should add some ribbon to the wreaths to attatch them to the shutter? What are your thoughts?  I hope you are all having an amazing weekend. My weekend has been very relaxing so far. Spent the day downtown with the puppies and my husband, it's so beautiful here in NC! What kind of DIY projects are you working on right now?? Go share your DIY projects & blog posts on Liz Marie Blog facebook page!! I would love to see them!

xx


61 comments:

  1. I love the wreaths on it. Ribbon would just add a different look to it, which I think it would look either way :)
    My day has been cleaning and making 14 cake stands. The fumes are taking over me...

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  2. I would vote for some ribbon, just for a little something something :)

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  3. I'm thinking some ribbon as well!!! & 14 cakes stands?! I love it.. I have been wanting to make some cake stands ever since I saw your DIY post on how to make them... they are too cute!!!

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  4. WOW great job. Found you blog hopping- hope you stop by and check out my blog.

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  5. Love the dark wreaths against the white shutter. And the dark knob--perfect! Ribbons would add a softer look. You could try and see if you like them added or not...

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  6. I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
    thank you :)

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  7. Love that you used the shutter and the way it looks as art on the wall. See we Michiganders think a like. Did you ever see my bi-fold door project? Similar idea but different. I use it as a decoration in the living room. I hope your visit to back home here to Michigan was great a few weeks ago :)

    Take care.
    Deb @ Dejarenew

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  8. Love the shutter "art" -- such a nice job!

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  9. Great wreaths- giving me some ideas!

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  10. I think some ribbon and/or flowers from felt or fabric or something would look adorable!

    I am a new follower from Say Hi Sunday and would love for you to follow me back :) http://xsurvivingmotherhoodx.blogspot.com/

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  11. Happy Sunday, Hope you had a great weekend.
    Stopping by to say Hi from Sunday Blog Hops
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  12. Neat idea!! I don't know about ribbon, I kinda like the simplicity of the wreaths alone.

    Following you from the Meet & Follow Sunday! Come follow me at
    http://grabenandgabi.blogspot.com

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  13. Newest follower from the Let's Get Social Sunday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back! Have a great day! (:

    Amber
    http://beautifullybellafaith.blogspot.com

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  14. I also love the original color but you are right in making it your own, the white looks fabulous!

    Visiting from Dittle Dattle :)
    ~Rachel from cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

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  15. I would say a little color with ribbon - Following from Monday hop. would love a jump back
    I've Become My Mother
    Kelly's Ideas
    Amazing Salvation

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  16. LOVE your shutter project and previous posts too...cute blog :)

    Newest follower from the hop! Hope you'll stop by my blogs too!

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  17. Love your work. Absolutely beautiful.
    Following you from the hop!
    Awesome blog :-)
    I'm your newest follower with GFC!
    You can reach me over at:
    http://rominagarciamartyrhood.blogspot.com/

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  18. I really like your shutter redo. It looks great!

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  19. I just love to see decorating ideas that other people come up with, Can't wait to see more of your posts!

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  20. Hiya! Newest follower from the Mingle Monday Hop-- please stop by and say hello! Would love if ya followed back!

    ♥cyn♥
    http://cyn-thenutshell.blogspot.com/

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  21. Don't do ribbon. Do berries. Some red ones...Yeah.

    Newest follower from the Not So Moody Monday blog hop.
    Please stop by my blog and return the follow.
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    Thanks! :)

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  22. Man, I love a great shutter used for decorating. Good job
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  23. I love all the cute little simple ideas you have on here! The hardware find was awesome! congrats! Stopping by from the hop! Hope you have a great week! BJ datssocute.blogspot.com

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  24. cute idea! new follower from blgo hop! thecoolkidsblog.com

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  25. I loe the wreaths, what a great idea!

    I am a new follower from the Monday blog hop and would love it if you could follow me back! I hope you have a great Monday!

    Hope
    http://www.peanutbutterandhopey.com

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  26. I love how this turned out with the wreath! I'm having so much fun browsing around your blog. Just came by for the first time today and I'm a new follower.

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  27. Wow, I am soooo horrible about decorating, really, I am so boring, love your blog -
    Hi from Adventures of My Family of 8... I am following you:) Thanks... http://adventuresofmyfamilyof8.blogspot.com/p/blog-hop.html

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  28. What a great addition to any room! So cute! I'm stopping by from the Sweep Tight Blog Hop!

    Smiles,
    Melanie
    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com

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  29. I found you from the middle matters blog hop and glad I did! I love your blog....and am now following you! pop over if you wish...I share interior design and garden ideas

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  30. Hi there,
    You did a lovely job on the shutters... beautiful.
    I'm following your blog via the Tuesday Tag Blog Hop.
    Glad to connect with another blogger!
    Regards,
    Elizabeth

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  31. Today is the first day of my Tuesday Time out LINK PARTY. I'd love for you to link up there!

    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/2011/03/tuesday-time-out-link-up-party.html

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com

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  32. Love your blog !
    Come follow me back !
    Newest follower from the blog hop !
    Bisous
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  33. Found you on 'Take it from me' and love your blog :) Your house looks so cute! Following now. Stop by any time :)

    http://babesandsages.blogspot.com

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  34. The door looks great with the wreaths!

    Stopping by from Where are you Wednesday? MO, USA! http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

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  35. I love that you used a vintage shutter as wall decor! So creative, I never think to do things like that! I love the original color too but it looks like the creamy white flows well with everything else you have going on (in the photo). Anyway, stopping by from the Take It From Me blog hop! New follower!

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  36. Following you from the blog hop.

    http://www.couponsavingsinthesouth.com/

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  37. You are definately very crafty! New follower from Wednesday Blog hop, Fellow NCer also :)

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  38. Just stopping in from Welcome Wednesday! I love your blog - your projects have a great touch, reminds me of my mother's decorating style!

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  39. Newest follower from the 'Welcome Wednesday' meme. Definitely add a ribbon to the wreaths. A little color would be a gorgeous addition.

    ~Cathy Kennedy, Children's Author
    The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

    Catch my blog post Amazing Grace!

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  40. Beautiful! You're very talented - come decorate my house anytime ;)

    Following from Welcome Wednesday!

    ~Jodi
    www.magicalmouseschoolhouse.com

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  41. Hi Liz, great blog with a lot of beautiful DIY, you have great skills. I was already following, but just stopping by again to say hello.
    http://ohmommymoon.blogspot.com

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  42. Hi, I am stopping by and following on the Wednesday blog hop. I love all your fun stuff, very creative!! I really love how the keys turned out with the wall paper backing, really made them pop! Great tip on getting hardware for craft projects too, I love finding great bargains like that! I am off to check out more of your cool ideas. Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday.

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  43. What a gorgeous blog! Your Facebook, etc. buttons are amazing!
    We're a new Follower from the Wed. hop. When you have a chance, hop over to Bocci's Beefs-we'd love to have you as an official Follower!
    and while you're at it-check out our new Facebook page, too!

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  44. Your blog is so cute! I love it. It looks so classy!

    Your newest follower form today's blog hop.

    www.meldreamsoften.blogspot.com

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  45. What a fun idea! And your blog is absolutely beautiful by the way... Love it! I would love for you to come link up this project to my Tuesday linky party over at The Little Birdie. We have lots of women who love DIY home decor!

    Here's the link to this week's party:
    http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-tuesday-dressed-up-hand-towels.html

    I hope to see you there! Oh yeah, I'm also your newest follower! :)

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  46. I think ribbon ties would be perfect, in a common ribbon color like pink would really set off an odd piece like this. I stopped by to congratulate you on being featured on the WW blog hop and so glad I did. I so need your advice on interior design. Hope you will also like my blog and follow back:
    Slipstitches and More

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  47. Like the shutter and wreaths but it might be nice to add a little more color or texture to the wreaths.

    I am following you, won't you follow me :) @ www.letsstartsavingnow.com. I love these blog hops. You always find some great blogs.

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  48. Hi! The shutter is lovely, but I would consider adding a little more color too it.

    I am now following your blog from the Welcome Wednesday Blog Hop. Congrats on being featured!

    Best,
    Emily
    www.naptimeismytime.com

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  49. What a beautiful shutter! Following from the blog hop!

    Kristy

    http://www.casualdish.blogspot.com

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  50. Very Beautiful. New follower from the welcome wednesday blog hop coming from www.thriftymilitarymommy.blogspot.com

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  51. Hi, following you from Welcome Wednesday! I'm glad you were featured so I could see your blog. I really like the shutter as a decor piece and I think a bit of ribbon would be a nice touch. Something simple - almost contemporary to keep with the clean lines. Not flowers, not multiple bows or overly long tails. Very simple. I'm off to look around your blog more...

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  52. Me again...I just read through the comments and I agree with Sleppery to use berries or another object that is simple. Ribbon might make it too country-ish and I'm guessing your style is a little contemporary. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  53. Love love love this! I am your newest follower...would love it if u could follow back!

    Krazycraftylady.blogspot.com

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  54. oooh beautiful! I looove these shutters and the twine paired with it looks great!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  55. I featured this on my blog today...please grab a "featured" button! Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

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