I was just looking back over my posts from the last several weeks and I counted that of my last 12 posts, 5 of them have been made with vintage shutters. One of them. the shutter valances, was an old project that I had never shared before…but the rest, all brand new.
Believe it or not, I was working on another shutter project this past week but I may have to keep that one to myself for another week so you don’t get sick of them.
I first showed you this mirror trio back in April.
One of the side mirrors became this mirror and shelf combo, but I still had 2 more mirrors from the trio.
And since I had a fresh supply of shutters why not combine the two.
First up was cutting the shutter in half. While the two halves were the perfect length, they didn’t quite match. One side had slats going all the way to the bottom and the other side had an oversized bottom.
I never knew before I started doing all these shutter projects how easy slats are to remove. With a jigsaw, I cut one side of the slats and the other side just pops out.
To complete my match up I cut a couple more pieces of wood to give myself the same thickness as the shutter. These two pieces were glued together.
With a kreg jig and wood glue I attached my wood piece to the shutter.
Before painting, I filled the kreg jig holes with wood putty and sanded.
A perfect match, just a little off on the color.
Back to the mirror…with a jigsaw, I sawed off the decorative top of the mirror.
It had another upper edge which I unscrewed and reattached to just the mirror. You can see that ledge in the previous picture.
Time for painting. Both sides of the shutters and the mirror were painted with linen chalk paint.
Over top of the linen, I dry brushed a coat of gray chalk paint.
With an electric sander, I sanded all the rough edges. Just look at all those beautiful layers of paint.
Finished off with clear wax slightly tinted with some vintage wax and decorative knobs.
I used the piano hinges that originally held the two side mirrors in place, but a couple of T hinges would look great on this piece.
Join me later in the week when I promise to have a non-shutter project I think you’ll like. Until then, stay inspired.
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