DIY Shutter Headboard

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Hi everyone!  I am so excited about my DIY shutter headboard project!  This was just one of those projects that came together so nicely in the end.

First things first though!  Some or all of the hosts of The Fab Furniture Flippin” Contest receive monetary and/or product compensation from the sponsoring brand, Country Chic Paint in order to compete their themed projects.  Country Chic paint will also provide the prize package for this contest winner.

I was provided two pints of paint for my DIY shutter headboard project.  This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

 

DIY Shutter Headboard

When we sign up for The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest and order our paint colors I usually have a vague idea of what I will be making/transforming/re-purposing for the contest.  This month was no different.  I knew I wanted to re-do some bedside tables for our bedroom so I chose my colors appropriately!

Then after about 2 weeks, Jeff says I should use those tables in the living room.

WHAT???

So….now what was I going to make for the contest?  I hadn’t a clue.  I knew it had to be for our bedroom because  of the colors but I really did not know until 2 weeks ago at a local garage sale.

I was literally drawing out an idea in my head to use either shutters or an old door to create a diy shutter headboard for our room when I stopped at a garage sale and spotted some wooden shutters.  There were four large and two smaller/shorter ones.  They were perfect I could tell.  I purchased all of them for $5!

 

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

We have never had a headboard and our room has been truly neglected the whole 20 years we have lived in this house.  It is really never seen by anyone except us so I have always put the other rooms ahead of this one on the project list.

So, right then I knew what my project would be for the May Fab Furniture Flippin Contest.

You have probably seen my previous entries including the Cityscape Dresser, The Coffee Station, and my most recent entry was my TV Stand!  These are a great challenge for me because they are furniture projects.  I think there were 50 of us this time and one of the best parts is seeing what everyone else did.

This month our sponsor was Country Chic Paint and the theme was “Bling, Bling”.  Gotta love that right?

Another reason that I love this contest is that I get to use paints/products from companies I have never used before.  Country Chic Paint was one of these companies.

This is a little blurb from the brochure I received with my product.

Country Chic Paint is a chalk and mineral based paint that is specifically designed for DIYers with a love for refinishing furniture and home decor.  This fabulous paint is VOC FREE, virtually odorless, and contains no harmful solvents.  You will love how quickly the paint dries and the strong and durable finish on your projects

We were able to choose one color, I chose Icicle, a really pretty light blue, and one metallic for our “bling factor”.  I chose Trigger, which is a pewter finish.  Beautiful BTW!

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

The packaging is really cute too.

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

So I used the Icicle on two of my shutters and a portion of my newly repainted bedside tables and I used the Trigger metallic paint to distress the shutters and tables and to paint the sconces I made.  This was the best of all!

Please stop by their website and take a look.  They also have some great videos on You Tube on using the different paints with the different techniques.

 




 

Ok so back to my shutter story.

These shutters were so cool but had been up on the house then I think stored away for a while.  There were some spider webs to remove and a lot of scraping and sanding.  I used the palm sander after scraping to get a smoother finish.  There were some paint drips from previous painting and I sanded when I could but I just thought some of those added to the rustic charm or old things.

 

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

Once they were scraped and sanded I got out the spray paint/primer and primed everything white.  Then I go out my paint sprayer and used it to paint the larger shutters and the tables with a white latex.

I wanted to see how the Country Chic Paint would do in the sprayer so I thinned down some of the Icicle and painted it on the smaller shutters.  It worked so good.  Can you imagine painting these with a brush?  I was done in a fraction of the time.

Then I tested the Trigger metallic paint as well.  It is a pretty thick paint and a little goes a long way.  I thinned it down a lot and used it to spray my sconces!  (You can see how I made these here)  But aren’t they magnificent with this color?  I was so happy with the way they turned out.

 

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

After everything had a couple of coats of paint I was ready for distressing.

These are the shutters after distressing with a dry brush technique.  They look white in this photo but they have been painted with the Icicle.

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

A little did go a long way.  Some spots got pretty dark but I started at the bottom of the shutter to “practice” or after just dipping into the paint so that if it was too dark it would be hidden by the bed.

Then came the install.  (Jeff’s favorite part)

He added a piece of wood across the back of the shutters along the top and the bottom.  The four taller ones were held together and made into a single piece but the shorter ones stayed separate.  The top piece was held onto the wall with a bracket (we managed to hit a stud each time) and the bottom piece of wood rested on the top of the floor molding.  Then he added a screw into the molding to hold the bottom in place.

In this photo you can see just a small piece of wood at the top.  We couldn’t cover the hole because the sconces are not wired into the wall.  The cord needed to thread through this hole and run behind the shutter.  So we only put the wood piece where it needed to be attached to the bracket.

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

Before attaching these to the wall we added the sconces.  This is the bit he used to make a hole that size in the shutter.  It is a 1  1/2 inch size.

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

I was so excited to have them installed.

 

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

 

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

And the beautiful. “bling, bling” sconces!

 

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

I just love they way they look against the icicle paint with the distressing.  So yummy!

 

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

 

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

I am so happy with my DIY shutter headboard I could just scream it from the mountain tops.  It is a step in the right direction for this room.  Now to keep going and make it a little getaway spot to read and relax!

See what I mean by this contest and my challenges?  I love it.

 

DIY Shutter Headboard - www.michellejdesigns.com - See how I created a headboard and bedside table sconces by using garage sale shutters!

 

Please stop by the hosts blogs and take a look at all of the projects that have been submitted so far and the projects they created.  Every month the competition is AMAZING!

You can see them at:

www.thirtyeighthstreet.com 

or

www.sweettearefinishing.com

If you are a blogger and are interested in joining The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest you may email info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com for more information!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Michelle

 


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26 Comments

  1. Nancy Janssen

    The room looks amazing, Michelle! Well done.

    23 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Nancy! It is always so nice to hear from you. I hope you are well! I am glad you like my new headboard. I am thrilled with how it all came out!

      23 . 05 . 2016
  2. Carolann

    I just love what you did here Michelle, you truly transformed the entire room. I just love those sconces too! A truly magical transformation. I love the colors too! Great work here Michelle!

    23 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Carolann! I had fun making it but I am truly happy with the final outcome!

      23 . 05 . 2016
  3. Lucy ~ Patina Paradise

    Great project Michelle! It looks fabulous together and the styling is perfect! Your photography is pretty amazing also! Have a great week! ;o)

    23 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Lucy! Your comments definitely made me smile on this rainy, gloomy Monday. I really appreciate it and am so glad you liked my headboard.

      23 . 05 . 2016
  4. Michelle James

    Michelle! I am in love with this! I swear (I am going to send you a picture so you believe me) I have shutters sitting in my hallway that I have been waiting to use. I had no idea what to do with them, you inspired me! I think I’m going to give my son a headboard for his room! Also, the lights are killer! Did you see I bought Icicle paint too? I used it on a little table. It is a gorgeous color. Great job!

    23 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      That is funny! I am glad I have sparked an inspiration. Lol!! I want to see the shutters. Please send that pic!!

      24 . 05 . 2016
  5. Manita Murphy

    What an awesome outcome, Michelle!

    23 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Manita!! You are so nice to take the time to read and comment. I appreciate it.

      24 . 05 . 2016
  6. Evija

    Beautiful trasnformation and very unique!! Love what you did here Michelle! Evija x

    24 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Evija! I appreciate you stopping by. I had a lot of fun with this one and I can’t believe the improvement it made it our room.

      24 . 05 . 2016
  7. Sue

    I love the shutters and sconces so much I want to scream too. Honestly, you’re amazing. I cannot wait to see the how to on the lights because someday I want to do this too.

    24 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Sue. Haha! I am excited about the sconce how to. I am hoping I can be organized enough to get it posted soon. Thanks for stopping by!

      24 . 05 . 2016
  8. Carrie

    Did you attached the shutters to the bed frame or are they just leaning against the wall?

    24 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Hi Carrie. They are actually attached to the wall with a bracket and screwed into the baseboard with one screw.

      24 . 05 . 2016
  9. Heather

    I absolutely adore what you did to these shutters! What a great transformation.great to know the metallic cream worked so well in a sprayer. Those sconces are fantastic! Another fabulous pr

    24 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Heather. I am really excited about how they turned out and now I can smile when I walk into that room.

      24 . 05 . 2016
  10. Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations

    Love shutter headboards and yours is especially nice with the side lights! Fantastic job! The whole is great!

    25 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Robin. I think they turned out fun and I love them. I appreciate the comment and your nice words.

      26 . 05 . 2016
  11. vanessa

    I love it and love how you mounted the lamps. This piece turned out great and love the colors.

    27 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Vanessa! The icicle is perfect for the bedding that I can no longer get. LOL! Guess I have to make my own, right? Anyway, I want to keep the colors of that bedding because it is so pretty. So the orange, sage green, light blue and white are staying. I am glad you like it too.

      27 . 05 . 2016
  12. Brenda Young

    Cool DIY with a wonderful coastal look! The homemade lamps add a perfect touch for the outdoor cottage feel, great job Michelle!

    28 . 05 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thanks so much Brenda! I really do love the look of it. We both do but I think my husband was skeptical. He always is when I bring home “junk”. LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      28 . 05 . 2016
  13. Mary-the boondocks blog

    Beautifully done Michelle. By using all of the shutters you were able to create a pulled together look that is lovely. I am hosting a new link party and would love to have you join us with your creations. It is called Sweet Inspiration and runs Friday till Tuesday.

    07 . 06 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Thank you Mary! I will add your link party so my calendar so I remember to link up on Friday. Thanks so much for the invite!

      08 . 06 . 2016

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