Saturday, February 6, 2010

Vintage Shutters

For some reason I'm addicted to vintage shutters. During a quick summer visit to my daughter in Portland, I'd found these and was able to fit them into a big suitcase. These shutters found their way onto our family room fireplace hearth.

While making a run up to Prescott, Michael and I just had to stop (no, I had to) at a very cute vintage store and of course my eye went straight to these $100+ vintage shutters. Way too much for my budget.

Then, while "shopping" a salvage yard here in Phoenix (aka helping hubs find big pieces of lumber for the Garden Shed/Goat Barn/Kids Fun Place) my eye went straight to a pile of vintage shutters and the $1 price was perfect. I didn't hesitate to say, "YES, I'll take them all." I've never - ever had such joy at a salvage yard.


Of course they came home to the CRF and it wasn't until this shed/barn/fun place started being built did I know the purpose. Just like a woman - "ya gotta have it and you'll figure out a place for it - eventually."

My son-in-law configuring the first vintage shutter for the Garden Shed/Goat Barn/Kids Fun Place.

I'm adding a delightful new twist to my French garden. Vintage-y (my new word) is that new twist. I'm calling my barn my vintage/French barn. Very unique with shutters. What do you think?

Michael, Mark and Paul (aka Alaskan Mountain Man) setting in the first of three vintage shutters. These face east and behind them will be my three milk stands for my Nubian goats. I can't wait to start making cheese and having some "how to make the best goats milk cheese classes along with herb gardening classes with my friend Anita.

Fridays finished product for the new vintage shutters on the French/vintage barn!

The door on the hen house is actually a vintage shutter with the slats removed. Clever, if I say so myself!

Enjoy your Sabbath!

10 comments:

  1. Lucky you! I like shutters indoors and out!

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  2. Very fun, I Looking forward to seeing this in person. See you in March Peggy

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  3. What a creative use for shutters!

    I, too, love shutters and have them all around the house. Some I have painted black and use as valances in the kitchen. Some were used to create a sofa table for the family room. Some are in the doorways of the breakfast room and the dining room...softening the edges (no room for curtains). Some are waiting until hubs has the time to build a cabinet I have designed. And none of them cost me a penny!!! (Thanks to my friend a Lowe's, neighbors, etc.)

    Jane (artfully graced)

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  4. OH LYLAH~~~~~ THEY ARE SIMPLY DIVINE. I LOVE HOW YOU KNEW YOU NEEDED THEMM JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHERE THEY WERE NEEDED JUST YET. I DO THAT ALL THE TIME AND MY HUBBY JUST DOES NOT GET IT UNTIL THE FINAL PROJECT AND THEN HE TAKES ALL THE CREDIT FOR THE IDEA! GOTTA LOVE HIM!

    ENJOY YOUR DAY AS WELL PRETTY WOMAN!

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  5. fabulous... i have 3 sets of shutters that i would love to have to build a house around... this looks great... happy to have found your blog xx

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  6. Oh my gosh love that! Have a thing for chicken wire...indoors and out. Very cool, thank you for sharing! Monica

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  7. Thanks Red and Monica :-)....glad you like my fun, vintage barn...xoxo

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  8. You are definitely on to something wonderful with using the shutters for your "everything" house...love it..and it's so great to reuse building materials to boot!

    Love your blog; you're on my blog roll!

    xxx

    Kit

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