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Whitney’s Shanty Shutters turned Headboard!

Hey girls! So I have been “gettin’ her done” today! I spent most of yesterday playing musical chairs with my kids beds. The result… I was finally ready to tackle this project today. My kids rooms have been at the very, very back of my mind since we moved in a few months ago. I have learned that if I don’t wait until I WANT to do something that it usually ends up looking half done so I have been patiently waiting to get the itch to start theirs. I’m sure it was the blog and the endless amount of projects I could post that finally did it:)

I love these shanty shutters that Ashley found up for me about a month ago. I had 2 sets in the corner of my dining room on the floor and two sets that belonged to my mom out in the garage. I just left them laying around until I WANTED to do something with them… See how that works? When I moved the queen bed from my son’s room to my daughter’s room I was in need of a new headboard. As I was walking through the garage one day and staring at them I finally found their purpose… Here’s how I did it…

~I removed all of the old hardware from the shutters and laid them face down on the ground, side-by-side
~I used a couple of 1×2’s and a 1×4 to brace all of the shutters together. I put a small line of gorilla glue under each piece and then used wood screws and my drill to secure them.


~I flipped the whole piece over and laid it face up. We had some spare crown in our garage so I cut a piece of that, angled at each end and attached it to the top of the shutters using gorilla glue, 2 wood screws and some finishing nails.
~I spray painted the cute scroll pink and let it dry while painting the headboard. I used Olympic Satin in Aloe Vera… love this color!
~After letting it dry I attached the scroll with gorilla glue and a few finishing nails. I then used my block sander on the entire thing. I scraped just about every edge.
~You can guess my next step… Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze… Painted it on and wiped most of it off to give it a perfect aged look
~Final step… I used D-ring hangers on the back of the headboard and anchors and screws on the wall. I want to give props to Cobra Triple Grip anchors… I can’t tell you how many anchors I have used in the past that were cheap and flimsy and left a big mess on my wall… Not these! They are superb!

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85 Comments

  1. Lauren on December 23, 2009 at 4:50 am

    So cute! I knew I've been hanging onto those old shutters my grandmother gave me for a reason! Thanks for sharing your never ending good ideas with us.

  2. Lauren on December 23, 2009 at 4:50 am

    So cute! I knew I've been hanging onto those old shutters my grandmother gave me for a reason! Thanks for sharing your never ending good ideas with us.

  3. Sarah on September 12, 2009 at 1:45 am

    WOW, you just took shutter headboards to the next level! Congrats & God's blessings, Sarah 😀

  4. Michelle, Queen of Everything on September 10, 2009 at 5:23 am

    LOVE it! I have thought of shutters for a headboard, but not with the molding on top. That really finishes it. Great job!

  5. Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder on September 9, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I love the shutters! I have been searching madly for shutters that I can use for some craft project- they have such an amazing charm to them! Beautiful work!

  6. Catherine on September 9, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Love, love, love this! By the way, "Be Different, Act Normal" sent me here, she says hello!

  7. mommieof4munchkins on September 9, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Those are absolutely adorable! Great job.

  8. Kari @ Ucreate on September 9, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    This is INCREDIBLE!! I'll be featuring today.

  9. Stephanie on September 9, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    OH, I love it!!!

  10. Lorie on September 8, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I gasped out loud when I saw the finished headboard! Gorgeous! I am going to post a link to this on my blog!

  11. Flower Patch Farmgirl on September 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Completely lovely! Perfect shade of green.

  12. Jen R. on September 8, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    CA-UTE!

  13. common ground on September 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Oh MY Gosh, I absolutely love this. The color, the glaze, the top molding piece, Everything. You did an awesome job!
    Debra

  14. kayleeg2005 on September 8, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    That's really amazing!! I love the colors you chose too!
    Thanks for sharing this great idea!!
    Kaylee G.
    divinevintage.blogspot.com

  15. Cara on September 8, 2009 at 2:35 am

    That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Man, now I need to look for shutter…..lol

  16. Sharlotte on September 8, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Love the shutters…perfect for a headboard! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Wsprsweetly Of Cottages on September 7, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    An adorable headboard! How creative you are! The color is so feminine and sweet. GREAT job! Sigh…now if I could just think of things like that!!!

  18. ImagineCozy on September 7, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    That is darling! What a great idea … and I love that it is green.
    -Angela

  19. Jane on September 7, 2009 at 4:27 am

    The headboard is stunning. Love the color!! I'm sure your daughter loves her new bed.

  20. The DIY Show Off on September 7, 2009 at 4:23 am

    WOW! It's awesome and beautiful! You did an amazing job! I love it!

    It looks like an awesome "diy show off" submission! 😉
    Nice to "meet" you!

    Roeshel

  21. ONE MANS TRASH IS MY TREASURE on September 7, 2009 at 4:22 am

    i love love love what you did here! I have yet to come across some of these shutters but i cant wait until i do because they look slike so much fun to work with! great blog girls!

  22. Michelle@Sweet Something on September 7, 2009 at 3:29 am

    That turned out so cute! It looks totally easy too! Great job!

  23. nannykim on September 7, 2009 at 2:58 am

    I meant some not soom!! and are not our typos!

  24. nannykim on September 7, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Very pretty; what is really funny is I have shutters about identical to those. I have used them in various places at various time. Right now soom are covering the cat poop area (how un-chic) and some our in front of one of our fireplace areas. But you have achieved real genius. So mine is the shabby and yours the chic!!

    My post for Met. monday is not found at this comment link–you have to go to my other blog found here:
    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/2009/09/transforming-for-fall.html

  25. sara@augustfields on September 7, 2009 at 2:00 am

    i LOVE LOVE it!!!! that turned out so cute 🙂 thanks for sharing and great job!

  26. Jane (Frugal Fine Living) on September 7, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Wow, that headboard is simply gorgeous! Great job!

    Jane

  27. Julie on September 7, 2009 at 1:04 am

    WOW it is beautiful…
    xoxo
    Julie

  28. Michelle on September 7, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Absolutely adorable! I happen to need a headboard for the guest room. Now you've got me to thinking!

  29. Kether on September 6, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    so awesome! and we have the same quilt! I love that…

    kether

  30. Happy Nester on September 6, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Love it.Looks great. I just found an old door, I plan on turning into a headboard for my daughters room. My husband thinks I have lost it.

  31. g.suzie on September 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I can see by the long list of comments, that I'm not alone, this is darling. I also love the green and pink combo, clever girls!

  32. Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow on September 6, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Absolutely fantastic – so inpirational 🙂 x

  33. Kayleen on September 6, 2009 at 1:00 am

    WOW! This is really fantastic!

  34. artisticblend on September 5, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Beautiful and very creative! That is a gorgeous color too. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Lee Laurie on September 4, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    WOW! I love it! It looks great with the linens too! The color is beautiful!

  36. Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign on September 4, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Adorable — really clever. Love the color and the finish. xo

  37. Room to Inspire on September 4, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Looks great! I especially love the addition of the molding on the top! This is my first time here…your blog is great. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Chelsea

  38. Marsha's Mpressions on September 4, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Yep, it's a winner!

  39. Lolly on September 4, 2009 at 2:02 am

    That is probably my favorite project out of all that you have done! FANTASTIC!!! I need to come over and see it.

  40. myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com on September 4, 2009 at 1:36 am

    super job! love the colors!
    gail

  41. Vintage Junky on September 3, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Adorable!

    Smiles!
    Michelle

  42. Gigi on September 3, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    That's gorgeous!

  43. Chrissy on September 3, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Hello from Canada!!Thanks so much for coming by,I love this idea,it looks amazing!! All the best,Chrissy

  44. a little bit vintage on September 3, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Wow! Love, love, love it! Great make-over!

    Smiles,
    Rachel

  45. Wendy on September 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Those look gorgeous! Love the green.

    I actually got a headboard that looks a lot like that, from Freecycle. Turns out it was from Pier One.

  46. Annette on September 3, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Adorable! I have looked through all of your projects and they are all gorgeous! Both of you love Hobby Lobby like I love Hobby Lobby.

  47. Tricia Anne on September 3, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    What a great tutorial! Love the look and HAVE to show my husband! :o)

  48. Maggie Reno on September 3, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    This is probably the best use of old shutters I've seen lately. I love the colors!

  49. shelly on September 3, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    That is PRECIOUS!!! Love the colors…makes me wish for a girl!!!

  50. Suzy on September 3, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Omg, that is SO cute! The colour is perfect and I love the pink addition!

  51. Junk Mammas on September 3, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Love this!! The color is great and love the idea of putting all the small shutters together for a big impact.

  52. Jen on September 3, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Oh, very nice! Saw it on DIY day and knew it would be good with your name on it! My birthday wish list will include a sander and some Gorilla Glue.

  53. jodi @ Pleasant Home on September 3, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Here from Kimba's DIY! This project is Simply AWESOME!

  54. Kim on September 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Wow!!! Great makeover of the shutters. I love the color. Turned out fabulous!!!

  55. Better After on September 3, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Hi there! I'm loving your blog! I really love this headboard. I would love to feature it on my site, c'mon over and check it out!

  56. Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage on September 3, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I bought some shutters the other day for $5 having no clue what do with them, but now I know. This will look darling on Bre's bed! I can smell a TT for next week!

    Thanks for joining me

  57. Kahra on September 3, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I need to find me some shutters, stat! Where did you buy the RL glaze? Home Depot??

  58. Sachiko on September 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! This is way too cute!! I love what you did and the color is stunning! I am going to start looking for old shutters.

  59. Michelle on September 3, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Wow, I just LOVE this…awesome idea!

  60. Jill on September 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Looooooove it!

  61. Gretchen on September 3, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Totally in love with what you did with the shutters. Just gave me a great idea for my girls. Thanks for inspiring!!

  62. Blanca on September 3, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Excellent! That is one fabulous headboard.

  63. Morning T on September 3, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    OK- you guys are TOO cute and this headboard is AMAZING- love shutters. Another fabulous project from you two, bravo!

  64. Angie on September 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    One word for this project – fabulous!!!

  65. Jennifer Juniper on September 3, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, then I scrolled down and BAM! The color is fantastic and the distressing and the scale and the shelf…I could go on and on 🙂

  66. duchess on September 3, 2009 at 11:52 am

    So cute. I just love it.

  67. michellejohnnie on September 3, 2009 at 4:59 am

    wow! Stunning! I want it now! I am featuring this on somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Love it!!!!

  68. arkie on September 3, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Love the shutter headboard! Good pictures of how you did it too!

  69. Southern Fried Gal on September 3, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Another WOW from me! You've got talent, girl!

  70. stefanie on September 3, 2009 at 3:55 am

    that is soooo pretty, i love the colors, good job

  71. Amanda @ Serenity Now on September 3, 2009 at 3:28 am

    WOW!!!!! First of all, I love the colors you chose. I also like the little decorative accent you put on top. So cute! 🙂

  72. Pam @ This Humble House on September 3, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Oh My Goodness! I thought that was just going to look like a window when I saw the crown moulding…but it really doesn't! The way you finished it with the paint treatment and adding the little detail, it looks so high end! Beautiful colors in your bedding and all of it!

    Great job!

    ~ Pam

  73. JobandBrittany on September 3, 2009 at 3:24 am

    this is awesome!! i have old shutters hanging everywhere!! great cheap art

  74. Magic Brush on September 3, 2009 at 3:16 am

    I can't even tell you how much I LOVE this!!!!!! Wonderful idea!

  75. Infarrantly Creative on September 3, 2009 at 3:08 am

    OMG I just love that. Gorgeous…amazing…simply fabulous!

  76. Erin Wood on September 3, 2009 at 3:01 am

    so gorgeous! i have yet to see a piece of furniture from you guys that isn't AWESOME!

  77. Erin Wood on September 3, 2009 at 3:01 am

    so gorgeous! i have yet to see a piece of furniture from you guys that isn't AWESOME!

  78. Nice and Easy Antiques on September 3, 2009 at 2:54 am

    This is just too cute! I'm sending my sister to see this!

  79. Misti of Studio M Designs on September 3, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Now that's just freaking brilliant! And super fabulous too! I love shutters and this is the perfect headboard. I turned a footboard into a door topper….great minds, right?

    ~Misti

  80. Blue Creek Home on September 3, 2009 at 2:43 am

    This is just the cutest headboard!! Love the colors.

  81. kirstin & jordan on September 3, 2009 at 2:39 am

    this is FABULOUS! I love using shutters/windows/door/stuff you can find at an architectural salvage store around the house… you guys do a great job at repurposing this stuff into beautiful decor! 🙂

  82. KirkKrew on September 3, 2009 at 2:21 am

    I love it!!!! I'm anxious to paint the girls' furniture now. Got to finish my other list first though.

  83. Beachbrights on September 3, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Adorable! I am so impressed with you both!

    XOXO

  84. Beth on September 3, 2009 at 2:07 am

    This is great! I love the green.

  85. Heidi on September 3, 2009 at 2:05 am

    Well, isn't that just charming! Nice Job!

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