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Shutter Styling

Hey y’all! Thanks for stopping by! Today I’m sharing a super quick update we made in our master bedroom. A quick and easy thing that I am loving!

Last weekend, my husband and I traveled to Canton, TX to visit First Monday Trade Days. It’s just over an hour from where we live, and it’s one of the largest and oldest flea markets in the United States. This place is seriously AMAZING. If you live in the area (or even if you don’t) I would definitely recommend checking it out. We saw antiques, collectibles, handmade items, junk, and everything in between. Definitely one of the coolest places if you’re looking for unique items. PLUS it’s free admission, so you really can’t go wrong.

While we were there, I picked up some old window shutters. The seller was very confused about why I only wanted one pair, and even when I tried to explain that I wouldn’t be using them on the outside of a window, he was still confused. Sir, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry! I paid $15 for this beauty:


Ignore the water spigot. And the weeds in my yard. Whatevs. Anyway, super dirty and gross, I know. I hosed them down and had the intention of sanding and repainting them. Keyword being intention.

After days of sanding this thing, I was over it. I mean OVER IT. My sander couldn’t reach in all the slats, and I’m pretty sure my hand is still shaking from using it. Now before you judge me, this is not my first go-around using a power sander, just my first go-around sanding shutters. Sanding flat surfaces > sanding EIGHT MILLION nooks and crannies.

So I left them half sanded and left some of the primer exposed. I’m a half quitter. But I’m kind of glad I’m a half quitter because I love the way they are, even without a fresh coat of paint.


We hung them on either side of our bed, just above our nightstands.


I love the rustic feel they bring to the room now.




The woven basket piece is from Target, and the headboard was a DIY project.


And this little print was one I whipped up quickly just to fill space on my nightstand. Whatever works. Overall, I think the shutters add a much needed texture to the room, and I love the warm tone of the wood and the coziness it brings.

I think decorating with shutters might quickly become an addiction. I need more, more, MORE! I’m also thinking a full room tour of this room might be in order soon, so we’ll have to see about that (I have a few more projects up my sleeve first). What about you? Have you used shutters in your home? I’d love to hear about it!

That’s all for today. Have a fabulous day, friends!

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