Make Your Own Vintage 'Crackled' Shutters

24 Hours
This project was fun to see come alive in a few simple steps.
I've had these shutters for about six months now or more and hadn't gotten around to working on them, but I knew I wanted to give them a creative look at some point.

I love the crackled chippy look that certain pieces of furniture and accent pieces have.  When I realized Country Chic Paint had come up with their own crackle medium product, I couldn't pass up.  I have two sets of these shutters, and I decided to try this method on one of the sets for now.

I knew I wanted the brown stain these shutters had originally to show through therefore I gave these shutters a good wipe down and took off any of the hardware they still had on them and went to work.
Here are the steps as I said, simple, 1, 2 and 3.

1. Apply the Crackle Medium with a brush, let sit and dry for minimum of 12 hours as directed.

2. Apply your favorite color of choice, mine was Simplicity by Country Chic Paint and let dry for a few hours and you'll see almost right away the crackling show through.

3.  Distress if any and apply your choice of Tough Coat or Wax, I didn't want much of a sheen look on these therefore I went with Country Chic's Natural Wax.
They turned out great, didn't they?  You guys need to get your hands on this crackle medium asap!  Country Chic paint is by far one of my favorites chalk paints to work with and now they've literally impressed me with their new fun creative products that can turn your boring shutters or anything into a pretty chippy or a crackled shabby chic look!  Amazing isn't it?  
So are you willing to give it a try?  Super easy and you can't mess up, that's the best part!
Charmed Crown & Co.
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