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