Thursday, October 16, 2014

Shutters In The Dining Room

For about a year, I’ve been feeling that I need something on the wall in the dining area to flank the mirror I found at an estate sale. 

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The wall is big enough (and high enough) that it felt like it really needed something else along with the mirror and French signage.  I had considered transferware plates, tureen lids, server lids, some kind of framed botanicals or bird prints, and, finally, shutters.

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As you can see, I went with shutters.  Unfortunately, it has been raining here quite a bit so the pictures are not going to be the best.  After going around and around with the different options I finally decided on shutters and figured that I can always hang a plate, tureen lid, wreath, or picture on each shutter. 

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I think I can do more with the shutters here than if I went with any of the other options.  And, there is still enough room above the mirror to add three small plates,  if I wanted.  The shutters were also more readily available.  I was able to find this pair at the antique mart where I used to have my booth.  

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Also, in their favor, they are affordable; I paid $24.00 for these.  I also picked up a sample pot size of CeCe Caldwell Vintage White, which they happen to sell there, too.  I am going to add a wood embellishment to the tops.

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Meanwhile, I hung them up to get a feel for how they would work in the space and I am liking how they look here.  The blue is so pretty ~ kind of faded and the insert is a couple of shades darker than my wall.  Not too keen on that color though. 

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I took one of the thin white shutters I have in our guest room and held it up against the wall before I bought these and white would work fine here.  I was concerned that white might disappear against this light beige wall color.

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I plan on adding the wood embellishment and painting them over the weekend.  I’m eager to see how they turn out!   

12 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

They look great there.

NanaDiana said...

They really do fill that area in nicely, Kathy. Isn't it funny how it sometimes takes us a long time to just figure out WHAT we want somewhere? While I do like the color they are I think they will look nice painted, too. xo Diana

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love that look...working on something in my dining room too!..can't wait to see them painted and embellished!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, Love how the shutters filled in the wall on each side of the mirror.
I too like the color but I think the white will keep the area from being too busy. Looking forward to seeing them painted.
Have fun.
Hugs

Okio B Designs said...

Looks great! Can't wait to see your embellishments.

Jeanine

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love your shutters, Kathy! I love shutters on walls flanking items! I know you will make these even better with your embellishments! I can't wait to see the reveal!

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

Hi, Kathy! I love the shutters look. I have two hanging in my living room and I love them. I have grapevine wreaths hanging from them. I don't think I've ever put a picture of them on the blog. I need to do a home tour sometime soon. Anyway, have a lovely day! ~ Jamie P.S. I have a post up about how I made my burlap leaf banner. I am working on another post about my laundry room makeover. Trying to post a little more here and there. :)

JP said...

I know exactly how they are going to turn out.....fantastic!
JP

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

The shutters look great, Kathy. Looking forward to seeing them all fancied up. :)

Susan Clayton said...

Like the look.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I love shutters cause they look good everywhere. So much you can do with them. I also love your mirror too, so pretty. Can't wait to see them all done up and looking more pretty!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love the shutters and I also love that you will use them to hang things on. That's a great use of accessories. It really does fill the space on your wall very nicely.

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