Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shutter Wall - Complete!

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UPDATE:  See the latest picture of my dining room Shutter Wall



Many months after I figured I'd finish my shutter wall, it is finally done!  It looked finished by last June after my in-laws came to visit.  Check out the development of the wall in my previous post
Arnold and Andy helped Dan with the final cuts and holes while I painted the last pieces.  Thank goodness for family that likes to be busy.  It was quite the game of Tetris to get the wall covered.

Creative cuts around outlets....

Random wood pieces placed between shutters....

One of the shutters has the ability to open and close.  I thought about hanging something behind it.
Maybe a kid's artwork or silly family picture? Someday I'll think of the perfect something.  Until then it's actually pretty sticky to open and close and the hinges would need to be adjusted slightly.

About two weeks ago I filled in the holes (well, most of them) with paint to make them a bit less inconspicuous.

And finally.... I am sitting down to share it with you!  

I bought two chandeliers at Ikea that I plan to hang about 4-5 feet apart. What do you think?  I wanted to have them displayed when I shared my final shot but well, we'll get to that someday....  You know how it goes.


The summer has treated us well.  School starts next Monday.  Back to the early wake up call of our traditional morning chaos.  (*sigh*)

Update:  Check out the new chandelier! 

36 comments:

  1. Thanks Lorie! Feels good to have it done.

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  2. This turned out fabulously!!

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  3. I love the lights too! Another project for another day!

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  4. Just saw this on Be Different...Act Normal. I LOVE IT! It looks amazing. It needs to be in a magazine!

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  5. RE; the shutter that opens outward on your dining rm wall. that would be a great place to add a fold out shelf, like a murphy bed. open the shutters, pull down the fold out shelf. it could hold wine bottles, candles, a plant.

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  6. Hey what a great idea! Candles would be fun.... The plant idea is great too! I love plants everywhere!

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  7. That is absolutely gorgeous and so unbelievably creative...makes me happy just looking at it !!!

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  8. wow! I love this! It stunning, seriously. wow.

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this. and I featured your project on my blog today :) http://concretejunglecrafts.blogspot.com/2010/09/double-take-tuesday.html

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  10. Amazing!! I absolutely love this and your colors are great! I hope this is ok, please let me know if it's not, but I just included your project on my blog. You can find it here...

    http://sweetdaisydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/11/shutter-envy.html

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  11. LOVE this!! It is absolutely fabulous!

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  12. I love your wall! What a great idea, I'm looking forward to seeing your chandeliers too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Love shutters (saw them on Creative Blog) my house is not that big at all but if I had a screened in back porch that would so be such a hit - I love it and look forward to see more of your ideas... (Gramma Teetsie)

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  14. this makes me so happy. i cannot imagine the precision/planning it took. love it!

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  15. LOVE IT!! You have inspired me to try something perhaps on a smaller scale as I may be getting some old wood shutters from a friend!!

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  16. This looks great! I featured you as one of my five favorite finds for the week. Check it out and feel free to grab a featured button at
    http://copy-cat-crafter.blogspot.com/2011/05/five-favorite-finds.html

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  17. Hi! This idea is lovely and so diferent! I want a wall like this for me...rsrsr...But I would like to make a "drywall" ( a false wall) and some of these doors I'll use to keep some things.
    Carol Carneiro
    www.blogcarolcarneiro.blogspot.com

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  18. AMAZING project! It just blew my mind when I saw this - wonderful job!! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your project in my Shutter Decor post today. Here's the link: http://www.sasinteriors.net/2011/09/diy-shutter-photo-display/

    Love that I found your blog! I'm a new follower!!
    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

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  19. Happy SITS day! Your blog is beautiful! How inspiring you are!

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  20. This is SOO cool and creative!! I'm going to have to share it on Pinterest! WOW - love the colors too!!! Beautiful!

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  21. Wow, what a creative idea, looks good.

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  22. That is gorgeous and such a unique and brilliant idea - I love it and the colors too, so fun!!!
    Enjoy your new season!

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  23. Love this! Thanks for sharing your blog today on SITS!

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  24. I think it's a great idea. And it looks wonderful. I hope you get lots of joy from it.

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  25. I love this! It's very unique and creative and lends a rustic but colorful touch to the wall.

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  26. This is fabulous, I think I am falling in love with your blog!

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  27. I absolutely LOVE your wall! What a fabulous idea. I love old shutters and never would have thought to do this! It looks amazing!! Great job!!!

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  28. Straight up Stunning! Wanted to let you know OliveandLove is featured on theupcycleblog today. I'm off to pour (another) cup and read more of your amazing blog!

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  29. Simply amazing! I am inspired beyond belief and will be immediately signing up for your RSS feed ... and a newsletter if you have one! Did you think of this idea on your own? If so, you're a beautifully brilliant girl {wink}!!!

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  30. this is one of the most beautiful things i've ever seen….wow.

    I've shared your post here: http://dollarstoremom.com/2012/02/pinterest-picks-27/

    Thank you!

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  31. Are you kidding!!!! That wall is amazing! what hard work. I'll be pinning that for sure :-)

    Selina

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