Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Flea Market Find...Vintage Shutters


Hi!  I thought it would be fun to start showing you some of the flea market and garage sale finds that I have purchased recently and what I have done with them.  The Summer months are the best time for acquiring new items for the home at a bargain...I love flea market season! :))

A few months ago I picked up these wonderful vintage shutters at the flea market for $12 a piece!  I had been looking for some for quite awhile.  They were filthy and someone had painted them green...so I gave them a little makeover...




I kept the old hardware that was on them and painted them my favorite grey, Notre Dame by Valspar.  I then took my {husband's} little mouse sander and went to work trying to make the new paint look authentically old...



I'm very happy with how they turned out!  They help to add a little more interest to our family room.

Oh, and BTW, my mom made a great little linen skirt for our "entertainment center" {which is really an old dresser} to help hide all of the stereo and tv equipment that we need to put in the slots...thanks mom!







I added some vintage Paris prints that I found at the flea market to adorn one of the shutters...




{French pitcher and grain sack pillows from Dreamy Whites Online}


I hope to continue to show you more posts like this throughout the Summer...and I would love to hear about any great flea market/garage sale finds you have come across lately??!!


Happiest Weekend!

Tracey

66 comments:

It's me said...

O wowwwww.....so beautiful my dear Tracey....enjoy your weekend......hope the summer will come soon.....love Ria....xxx...

Home and Lifestyle said...

That's really great, I love it all!

Many hugs, Ingrid

Theresa said...

What a beautiful room Tracey, the shutters are the perfect addition. Thanks for the paint color! I just bought dowel rods to make a curtain to hide out t.v., I hope to get it finished this weekend. Your posts are always so inspiring, thanks! t. xoxo

Chester County Cottage Girl said...

Don't you just love flea market finds? I just recently found some shutters from Luckett's that I need to clean up a little.

Your shutters look awesome! I just recently purchased a chippy column that I have been searching for awhile!

I love your blog and am a follower!

Candylei said...

I could move right into this room. I love your decorating style.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love it Tracey and it looks so pretty in the room!
XO
Kristin

Autum said...

The whole room is amazing! I am in love with the stools. Were they also a flea market find?

Kim Klassen said...

hi Tracey!!
oh my....love the shutters.... i feel inspired to pull out the paint and get mine up in the studio.....
my plan is to make one of them into a kind of inspiration board....
now i really wanna do it!

xxo, kim

trash talk said...

Proof positive there's no need to shop department stores when style is what you're seeking. Love it all!
Debbie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hello Tracey,
Your room is just gorgeous!!!Love what you did with those shutters. Great color. I have the little mouse sander and it is the best tool in my pink tool box:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Blondie's Journal said...

i just love this whole room. You have done an outstanding job! The shutters are perfect!

XO,
Jane

Pattie said...

Great finds Tracey, they looks so good in your beautiful living room.

Pattie

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Tres Chic! Love it ♥

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Tracey ~
I am in love with your room !! Soooo gorgeous !!!

Lara said...

Beautiful Tracey!!
The shutters are perfect!
LOVE the grey paint & your distressing!! Keep these gorgeous pics coming! :))

Can you call me this morning? I just got your e-mail & it sounds good!

Hugs,
Lara

very merry vintage style said...

Very nice--you certainly achieved the "authentic worn" look. I could see them with pretty wreaths on them over the holidays. I love this idea--I think some shutters are going to have to be on my shopping list!
Mary

bucolic beauty said...

You have such a beautiful home and I love the plain white walls in your family room.

Sherri said...

Tracey, Magnificent!! I love the way the shutters turned out. I have the same sofa and one and half chair with the ottoman that you do!

Becky C said...

The shutters are perfect in your family room. And the paint job is so authentic. Love the old photos, too.
Your mom is precious to sew the sweet curtain for you.
I just posted about an old crate I found in Canton. I love summer flea markets, too. Wish our weather was like yours though.
Blessings
Becky C

Country Dreaming said...

Very cool! Like the pictures on the one shutter.
Check out my post for today.

Melinda

Leah C said...

The shutters look fabulous, Tracey!! Love them:) And every time you post pictures of your home...it looks more & more beautiful!

Lululiz said...

I love the gorgeous little touches of colour, like those beautiful jars on top of your entertainment centre. It sure is a lovely room.

helen tilston said...

Stunning Tracy - and how welcoming your home is, I particularly love the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary - your house is truly peaceful
I just read a quote by Mother Teresa
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other"
I love your blog
Helen xx

kathee said...

Ohh Tracey...they are beautiful! I love the color, thanks for sharing the info. You family room is gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend! xokathee

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Tracey,
I love your vintage shutters and the color is perfect! And what a great price!
I just found this fabulous vintage German blue enamel pail with lid at the flea market a couple of weeks ago for $15.00. Then I saw a smaller one at an antiques store a few days later for $60.00. I got a deal!
Have a beautiful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Lorrie said...

Love the shutter, and also the bits of blue in the room. They add a lot of life!

Deb said...

Great find Tracey...love the shutters! They have been on my most wanted list for quite some time now too! ~Deb~

La said...

The shutters are great! I also love that enamel pitcher.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great, Tracey - just great! Now I need to put old shutters on my "gotta have" list! I ADORE these!!! When I first pulled up this post, my eyes immediately went to them! They are gorgeous - you couldn't have done a more perfect job with them. (The whole room is pretty dang amazing....) Thanks for sharing....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

~Sheri~ said...

lovely......very soothing to the eye.

The Copper Pot said...

The shutters looks great! And I love the old pictures clipped to the one. I bought a shutter at the flea market too. We must live close to one another because I've been hitting the KC flea market since it started as well. Boy, is it ever great. If you click this link you can see what I've been buying :)

http://copperpotblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/success-at-flea-market.html

Sandi said...

I love old shutters Tracey! I have a old chippy white one on my kitchen window (across the top width wise like a valance) and one in my living room standing in a corner. Love the color of yours!!
Blessings~

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Tracey,
Always a fan of vintage shutters here. I love the way you've aged the paint, looks authentic! We just got back from the flea market and there were tons of them there and some goodies you would have loved for sure.

Happiest weekend wishes to you too!
xoxo~Tracie

Faded Plains said...

Your room looks just gorgeous Tracey...and I can't believe what a great job you did on the shutters...they look so good!

Elyse said...

BRAVO!

i LOVE this room. you did a fabulous job on the shutter, on the arrangement, on EVERYTHING, tracey!

my mind is now racing with: where can i put a linen curtain in my home?

beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

xo
elyse

CoopDeVilla said...

Such a beautiful room and I love, love the shutters. I have a pair just like them- mine were filthy too and brown wood. I painted them, shabbied them and had to cut them down a bit to fit my space. One came apart in the process. Let me tell you, it's no easy task putting all those little slats back in place... Your blog is beautiful. Hugs.
Patty

time worn interiors said...

The shutters look great in the room! I found some tall crusty white ones the other day but they were $70 for the pair! I thought that was to much! Have a great weekend!
tot

catherine said...

have been trying to find some shorter old shutters to use as a fireplace screens over the summer. love them...yours look great.

Lili said...

Oh Tracey you just have such an eye for combining the all right elements together! I got my order from you yesterday and of course before opening, I sat and admired at how you wrapped it and all the little extra touches you added to it. Love the little birdie cutouts and that gorgeous french page! I am so totally hooked on that magazine now, it was like a feast for my eyes to behold (sounds a little hokey, but it really was!) I could go on and on but I will stop now. Oh and my recent find was an old chippy white paint door with inset glass and rusty hinges. You so inspire me! Ok, stopping now. xoxo ~Lili

A Cottage Muse said...

Those shutters are wonderful and are a perfect touch in your room! I just found a shutter that I posted about for White Wednesday that I didn't have to do a thing to!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi,
So weird, I have shutters almost like that - they were painted green as well! I painted mine white, hinged them together and use them as a screen in front of a sliding door. I LOVE your idea of using the cards attached with the old clothespins! Love, Linda

Jenna Lyn Smith said...

I just love the freshness of it all. That skirt your mom made on the entertainment center is such a great idea. Gives me some ideas to hide some of that annoying clutter in my house!

Susan said...

Oh my gosh, Tracey, I love those shutters! I couldn't believe when I opened your post, because I just did the same thing. I picked up some ugly green/blue shutters at the thrift store in April, and just spent the greater part of yesterday cleaning & painting them. I slightly sanded them with paper, but they could use some more aging. Yours came out SO good! I put mine in our bedroom and will be posting a reveal soon.
Thank you for all the inspiration you give! Your Mom's curtain looks terrific, too. :)
- Susan

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Oh Tracey, you've done it again!
The room is just perfection, no surprise there.

Your mom is one talented lady, too!

Have a wonderful Friday!
XO,
Anne

A Rosy Note said...

Your shutters look great Tracey! I have some dark green ones that I've been wondering if I should paint, but they have the most perfect chippy paint.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

gorgeous
gorgeous
gorgeous!!!

love the shutters!!!!

traci said...

the shutters look great tracey. what an eye you have.

Marcy said...

Hi Tracey, I featured your blog at stylesson.com today. You find some great vintage items and put them to good use!

Beach House Living said...

Fantastic makeover. Looks great.

Passionate for White said...

They look great and you did such a nice job of capturing them perfectly in your photos.

Cricket Acres Studio said...

Love the shutters...but what I spotted first was the linen skirted armoire! Can't believe it's two different pieces stacked. Hats off to your Mom!!
~Kris

hometown girl said...

love the shutters!! have a great weekend hope you are well! susan

flowers on my table said...

Fab shutters, and I can't believe the price. The skirt on the dresser is a great idea. I love your stools too, just a really lovely room all-in-all.Love Linda x

Heather @ Post Road said...

I L.O.V.E. them! awesome job! Thanks for the inspiration Tracey.. I just scored me two pairs of them yesterday.. though not as nice as yours! I'd love to find some that big!!

I hope you're having a great weekend!

-Heather

countrycharisma said...

Thanks for sharing the shutter idea! Really looks great, and nice with the prints on it. I have some old wood shutters off our house in the barn loft. Never got them down because they were original with house, but would be neat to really USE one IN the house! carrell

Kathy said...

You are so talented, the simplicity of the room is very pleasing. I love your shutters, great idea to showcase your photos.
Thanks to your mothers sewing
talents you have a unique cabinet.
I love all your projects.
Kathy

Sweet Young Journey said...

Love love the shutters and I think you did an amazing job painting them.... the color is fabulous!
I also love the skirt your Mom made for your cabinet!
: ) Cheryl

Rebecca said...

Hi Tracey
How is your summer going? Looks like you have been having fun, sorry I missed the French Hens show.
Your shutters are great, they always add needed texture.
Hope all is well
Blessings
Rebecca

Mona Kay at Home said...

Wow, I love the shutters! My sister gave me a similar shutter, and I grabbed it, not even knowing what I would do with it. Now I have inspiration!

Burlap Luxe said...

Love every peaceful thing you do!
I have old shutters that I had to paint, wish I had ones like yours with history of aged old paints.

Everything over here inspires me!!!
xx
Dore

Fågel Blå said...

Hello!
Ohh so many comments you have in your lovely blog!"!!!
I like it so mutch!
So lovely photos,
Iam coming back soon!
have a nice week!
Kathrine

Mara - Home Shabby Home said...

I love these shutters...and those curtains...mmmm...you made me want to have them to hide my stero things!!!
Hugs!
Mara

Bohemian said...

The shutters are lovely and I'm admiring your beautiful Blue French Body Pitcher.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I really love all of your religious statues.

Waseem said...

Fantastic....Every thing is eye pleasant....the shutters look beautiful.

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yugandher Reddy said...

I especially like the concept of old photos on old shutters beside the bed and flower vase with white flowers.
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