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How to Paint Old Shutters and Use for Decor


Old wood shutters get a brand new look with CeCe Caldwells Nantucket Spray, and secret no mess distressing tip!
Estate Sale treasures. I found several sets of plain wood shutters.  Gave them a new look with a blend of CeCe Caldwells Nantucket Spray and Vintage White
Estate Sale treasures. I found several sets of plain wood shutters. Gave them a new look with a blend of CeCe Caldwells Nantucket Spray and Vintage White
Here is what I started with. Everyone bypassed them.  I purchased them for a song!
Here is what I started with. Everyone bypassed them. I purchased them for a song!
After the shutters were painted.  I used a baby wipe!  Distressing is mess free and easy, use a baby wipe and simply wipe the paint off where you want a chippy or worn look.
After the shutters were painted. I used a baby wipe! Distressing is mess free and easy, use a baby wipe and simply wipe the paint off where you want a chippy or worn look.
There is no mess with the wet distress method, and you have way more control than with sandpaper.
There is no mess with the wet distress method, and you have way more control than with sandpaper.
Now they look like they came from a beach cottage, not a random estate sale!
Now they look like they came from a beach cottage, not a random estate sale!
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3 of 7 questions
  • Cindy
    on Jun 19, 2016

    I kills the burgundy shutters and now I want to distress. Should I spray paint them with a cream and sand or spray them white and rub dirt to make the look distress. Please help.

  • Mary Justin
    on Oct 17, 2017

    is there a particular paintbrush you use? I don’t see a lot of brush marks on your shutters. did. Your water doesn’t down the paint? Thank you

  • Vicky Whiteman
    on May 7, 2018

    Do you paint the back too?

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  • Carol
    on Jun 28, 2015

    I used four old shutters for a headboard and simply stood them up side by side and pushed the bed against them. They have not moved in 4 years.

  • Biancasmom1
    on Jan 17, 2018

    I have acquired 2 shutter doors. This one is definitely in the running for the finished product!

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