Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shutters Interior Decor

I have been waiting for this project for a long time! About a year ago I went to DI with my sister and we found these beautiful shutters for only $5!! The color was beautiful and they were in great condition. We decided that I had to buy them! :) How can you turn down a find like that? Now I just had to figure out how to use them . . . but I wasn't worried about that.

Since we were going to be moving in just a few months I kind of put the shutters on my mental back-burner for awhile. I had the beginnings of the final product going and it just slowly came together. My husband wrote a beautiful poem a few years ago that I have wanted to hang up somewhere in our home so I decided to incorporate it into this project. This one was a little pricey-er but I'm very happy with it!

~ Shutters
~ Fabric
~ Poem
~ Shelf
~ Paint
~ Things for shelf
~ Things to hang shelf/shutters

I bought this little shelf at Robert's and painted it brown to match the shutters. The things on the shelf are just things that I had lying around my house.

The trickiest part of this project was figuring out how to put the poem onto the fabric. I didn't just want to slap a piece of paper on top so I decided to create a "frame" with fabric. I sewed four little tubes and ironed them out flat. Then I hot-glued them into place around my poem. I really like how it turned out!

Here's the view from our bed.

Here is my husband's poem. Click on the picture to enlarge and read.

Total Cost:
~ Shutters: $5.00
~ Fabric: $0.00 (extra from my table runner - here)
~ Poem: $0.00
~ Shelf: $1.00
~ Paint: $1.00
~ Things for shelf: $0.00
~ Things to hang shelf/shutters: $3.00

Shutters Interior Decor: Total Cost ~ $10.00

The Mobile is Hung Up!

Our baby mobile finally got hung up :) My amazing husband took care of the whole thing for me! Doesn't it look great?!

For close-up shots of the mobile and the step-by-step instructions see this post here (or you can just scroll down about 1/2 inch too :) It's right there...)