Shutter Up, Shutters in a Distressed State
Update! When I originally posted this piece, I had used another brand of paint. Some of that paint is no longer available and I have found something I love that has blown my socks off. Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint. It’s 100% Natural, a Clay Based paint, which allows me to create just about any look under the sun, and it is super durable. Check them out, they have the most amazing products and website.
Back to the subject at hand, Redouxed furniture and accessories! Last year I bought a bunch of fun stuff at an estate sale. Included in my stash were a collection of shutters!
These shutters were truly an opportunity to show off the paints. Each Shutter was done in a combination of colors. The base coat was CeCe Caldwell’s Nantucket Spray. Next we did a mix of very watered down Omaha Ochre and Vintage White.
When the chalk and clay based paint dried, (and it dries fast so you can move onto the next step!), I used a wet rag to “distress” the shutters.
This process could not be easier. You simply take a damp rag, or even a baby wipe and wipe the paint off where you want it “distressed”.
Don’t wait a whole month to do this process, by then the paint will be completely cured and bonded with whatever you painted.
Next time you come across some shutters, don’t get distressed, you will know how to Shutter Up!