Good afternoon, savvy savers! For this weeks Tutorial Tuesday, I wanted to share with you how I created the headboard in my master bedroom with vintage shutters!
As many of you may know, I am a fan of all things French inspired! My husband and I often travel to NOLA, and part of our seasonal trips include browsing vintage shops for ideas of cool vintage pieces. In one such shop I saw a pair of shutter headboards that I loved, unfortunately the set cost $1,200.00! Fortunately, some time ago I found a set of headboards in town, laying on the side of the road, and so I knew just what I wanted to do with them, make new headboards! This is where this tutorial was born!
What’s the best part of this project? The project cost me nothing, as I found the shutters, took them home, steamed them, lightly sanded the edges, added a white wash finish, touched them up with homemade rust solution on the nail holes, then gave them the one over with my Shark vacuum! They were hung with silver wall hooks, and sit snug to the wall! They are beautiful, funky, and fabulous!
I also stained two wooden crates, in walnut, which are used as light stands, topped with plexi-glass squares which allow the pieces to be functional, and then I finished the look with blue, vintage mason jar lamps! I used linens I had on hand, just in a mismatched scheme that matched both the headboard and room accessories. I feel that the shutters give the room a bit of a breather, and lend itself to my notion, that bedrooms should be an area of realization and comfort!
So, if you all have created any new upcycled projects this week, please let me know below!
Here’s to creativity!