So a couple of weekends ago it was community wide spring cleaning! YAY!!! If you don’t know why I am so excited, let me fill you in! Community wide spring cleaning means LOTS of “junk” at the ends of people’s driveways. Some call it junk, I call it DIY gold! My mother and I spent that weekend driving around scoring tons of great materials for DIY projects. I should be doing my own spring cleaning, but I can’t pass up an opportunity to score some treasure… you know what they say, “one man’s trash is a DIYer’s treasure.” That’s how it goes right? Works for me!
One of the coolest things I scored on my “treasure hunt” was an old shutter. I love old shutters! Today, I thought I would share with you this fun project! I turned this shutter into a cute little table! Let me show you how it’s done!
This is what I started with — an old shutter and four legs from a coffee table I took apart for a different project. (Never, ever throw anything away! You never know when it will come in handy)
For my shutter table, I really wanted to keep with the rustic look. I liked that the shutter was beat up a little bit and looking a little rough, so I kept it just as it was. It did need a good dusting, though.
For the legs, I wanted a slight color change. I found this beautiful blush pink color in a chalked spray paint… I LOVE IT!
Since the legs were a dark wood color, I painted them with a base coat of flat white enamel paint, prior to spraying on the blushed pink. (btw — I LOVE SPRAY PAINT!)
To attach the legs to the shutter I used L brackets and screws.
What do you think? Let me know by commenting below!
I am absolutely in love with this piece! Of course, my opinion may be a little biased as I made it, so please let me know what you think!