Monday, October 3, 2011

What to do? What to do?

I don't have a fireplace, so we don't have a mantle. We do own a very large entertainment center that has a large area/space at the top that is empty. It is bugging me that its just empty so I want to spruce up the space. I really love the look of the shutters that everyone has been showing lately like this:

this one is from
I would love to do two or three separate shutters with a picture of each of the boys and maybe either a wreath like shown above or even a "T" for our last name. Now I am sure that I would change things in and out for the holidays and such but I am not sure where to get the shutters from. Did most of you buy shutters paint and distress them yourselves or did you find them at a flea market? I am kinda at a crossroads as to what to do.
I did find some other ideas on pinterest that were cute as well
How great would this be in a kids playroom? from

Love the simplicity of this one- from the lovely Char @
Love Love Love that these are red, {heart} the pop of the color!
And this really has me thinking about doing it myself:
thanks for the inspiration

So, if you've done a shutter project- post a pic! Or leave me a comment and tell me how you did it. I need some info. I am SICK of looking at this empty space!! Thanks everyone!

1 comment:

  1. When we lived in Mobile, I found some shutters at Hudson's (I don't think they were wood wood), I'll have to see if I can find a pic of one that I did. Have you thought of looking at a Habitat Re-Store (do we even have any of those around here?)

    Can't wait to see what you decide to do :)