Many of you have commented on how we upcycled an old transom window from our other property – for those of you who haven’t seen it, you can check it out here. While I was digging around in the basement that day, I came across these old window shutters.
My original plan was to hang some, if not all, of them on a long wall in the kitchen eating area. But the longer they sat outside waiting to be used, the more I thought that they needed to be transformed into something much more interesting than just “wall art”.
This is my late afternoon reading spot hidden under an old maple tree in the back corner of my garden. Don’t look at the faded turquoise paint on the chair, look at the chain link fence and the neighbour’s pool. The fence I’m not worried about because in about a month that grapevine will cover a lot of it. But I needed some privacy from the neighbour’s deck and pool area. Shutters to the rescue!!
By joining them together with some old brass door hinges, I’ve created a privacy screen where I can sit and read for a moment or two without being watched over by the neighbours. I kept the screens au natural choosing to embrace the chipped paint and years of outdoor abuse. A good hosing down every now and then with some soapy water should get some of the grime off.
For the Mother’s Day Tea Party over the weekend, I wanted to dress it up a bit. Originally bought for flavoured olive oil (a future project), these Ikea bottles quickly became vases for some tulips from garden.
This is now a great spot to rest my bones after digging in the garden. And where I plan on spending most of today after a very busy weekend.
I’m linking with:
Mary from Little Red House for Mosaic Mondays