Mar 15, 2013

Distressing Shutters


Some of you may know that I am trying to start up a little business from my home. I even went so far as to start a Facebook page to showcase & sell my wares. It's been a little slow going, but I'm seriously working on stuff. 

So far, I have only sold one item from the Rustique & Chic page, but I've only just announced it about 2 weeks ago.  I have so many more pictures to take of stuff, but everything is packed up at the moment and I have a craft show in a few weeks, so being basically lazy (I know, laziness is not a strong point when you're trying to start a business) I don't want to go digging through stuff and unpacking only to put it back and unpack it again for the show set-up. I'm also working on some new stuff to add to what I already have. I will be posting those to my shop and writing posts for this blog in early April. So watch for those!

The item(s) that sold was this set of 3 shutters
painted shutters with wreath
The customer who bought these was only getting the shutters, because the wreath was not included, but it sure does look purdy on there, don't it? She has plans to hang a moss covered "R" from them instead. 

The shutters started out as the standard dark honey varnished variety. The customer liked these because they reminded her of some she had seen on Miss Mustard Seed's blog. Hmmm...there's that name again, she has a huge influence on style right now.

Did you notice that darling watering can too? 

Just in case you missed it, here's a close-up.

Antique Watering Can


I can honestly say that I've never seen one like it before. I don't know if you can tell that it has 2 handles. There's the large one at the top that's moveable, but there's another smaller one at the bottom that's stationary, although it's kind of hard to see in this picture.  

Cool! Right? 

I freshly picked those pussywillows from my local Dollar Tree store. hee hee, yes. they're fake. They just remind me of spring & I had to have them. I don't have any that grow naturally in my gardens, so I have to resort to fake ones, which are much more dependable anyway. 

Vintage Shutters

I'm just plugging away at these projects that are overwhelming my home and hopefully creating things that people want to buy. After completing these 3 shutters, I'm down to having only 2 unfinished ones left. Too bad it doesn't make a dent in how full my rooms are.


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This project was Featured at Rustic Restorations for having the most clicks! Woo Hoo!



AND, these were also featured at Rustic Pig Designs!


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10 comments:

Marti said...

Those shutters are great! I just looked at your facebook page too, looks like you are off to a good start. Is there any reason you chose to sell on Facebook instead of a Blog?

Tracy said...

Those shutters are gorgeous, I can see why she loved them so much :)
I will have to check out your page :)

Tobeystrashortreasure said...

I love the whole look, the shutters, wreath and watering can. love the paint on the shutters.
It all says welcome spring.
hugs
Tobey

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Love the shutters!
Ive been looking for some forever.
Tam

Eclectically Vintage said...

Oh how I love shutters - yours look fabulous!
Kelly

Tammy said...

Love the shutters! Looks great with that wreath on it! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love the finish on the shutters.

Michelle Custodio said...

Those a really adorable custom shutters. I love them looks ancient but there's elegance in it.

Bright and Beautiful Life said...

I'm super loving your distressed shutters with the wreath. It would look awesome in my basement family room.

Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life
www.abrightandbeautifullife

(Sorry, I couldn't figure out your options for submitting a comment and I have a really old Blogger account.)

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