A room Divided, Shuttered and Distressed
Shutters are one of my most favorite projects, and this one was no exception:
I bought these doors many years ago as a way to create an entry way in our home. We have a very open floor plan. Open the front door, you are in the Living room, the Dining Room, and heading up the Stairs all at the same time. My idea was to create the “illusion” of an entry way. This idea didn’t last long as two bifold doors and three very active small children were not a good mix.
They were banished to the garage for many years. Last Fall they were called back into duty to serve as dividers again, and a place to hang things for sale when I had a larger space at Paris Flea. At this point, I painted them with CeCe Caldwell’s Virginia Chestnut, and did a quick Tobacco Stain Glaze on them for an aged look.
When I decided to go back to a smaller space, they went back to the dungeon again. Fast forward to this Spring. We have our new warehouse at Paris Flea, and I have a little “vignette” along one of the walls. The warehouse walls are very high, and I needed some tall items to stage my space. Call in the Dividers! They got their final treatment, and were not coming home again. I mixed Blue Montana Sky, Dover White, and Pittsburg Grey. We brushed it on in the same method that I did this dresser. One color per cup of paint. One cup of water. Dip the brush in the water, then lightly in the two paints, and “blend” together.
When the paint was dry, I went back over and did a “wet distress”. This is one of my favorite and easiest finishes to do with CeCe Caldwell’s 100% Natural Chalk and CLay Based paints. Just take a damp rag, and literally rub the paint off where you want it distressed.
The Room Dividers were pressed into service one last time to take some pictures of some of the items I sold at our last Paris Flea. Lucky for me, and those darn dividers, they were sold too.
I love the rustic, beachy look they have now. Amazing what some CeCe’s can do!
Want to create beautiful Shutters or Dividers for your own home, or would you like to learn how to use CeCe Caldwell’s paints yourself? Check out my Tutorials page for tons of great tips. Or, come see my friend Kim and I at our Workshop/Studio in Livermore, CA at Oui Redoux for a Workshop! Or check out the Workshops page on this site.