Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Well as I mentioned in a previous post I knew we would be going back to Enchanted Objects in Boise and investigating all of the outside "rooms."  I was looking for something to use as a wall installation.  I had a large oil painting on the wall and was never happy with the way it looked - not right for this home.
 Once you enter the house  you wind  your way through the rooms and finally to the back where you find all these rooms filled with interesting things - so much to look at - I felt like I should kneel when entering this room!
This is so much fun and even on a very hot day it is so cool and inviting outside with all these beautiful trees.
 Loved the "Drive Thru" sign - how fun would that be if you had a pass-through to your patio?
My mind was going a hundred miles per hour thinking of all the ways to re-purpose things.
 But at last, I had to stay focused and then there they were...the perfect item!
Found these old shutters, the price was reasonable so home they went.
So we lived with them for a week and came to the conclusion that we loved them, the scale was right for the room but not the color so....
Out to the shop I went with some Annie Sloan French Linen paint - painted both of the shutters, let them dry...
Once completely dry went over them with Annie Sloan clear wax and rub, rub, rub with an old cotton tee-shirt (thanks Hubby).
After the wax has dried for a few hours I went back over with the dark wax and then once again rub, rub, rub.  If you put the clear coat of wax on your project then when you apply the dark coat if you get too much on the project just put some clear wax on again and you can easily remove the excess dark wax - so simple.
Here they are - the finish is great, the color is correct and we are happy with the outcome.  Added the "family" wall expression from The Magnolia Market (HGTV's Fixer Upper).


Shutters, Enchanted Objects, Link, antique stores, flea markets, etc.
Wall Expression, The Magnolia Market, Link
Annie Sloan paint and waxes, Specialty stores and online

Thank you for stopping by.



  1. JOB WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!
    LOOKS GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thank you Anonymous, it took two tries but we got there and are happy with the way it looks on the wall. Thank you for stopping by. j.

  3. Thank you so much for your kind comment Janet, thank you for stopping by - this was a fun and fulfilling little project. j.

  4. Great job, Jojo! You seem to have an eye for decorating using items you had on hand. For instance, the wooden window shutters you used looked artsy and effortless on your walls. I really like how it turned out, and how you made them versatile. Thanks for sharing!

    Bob Ward @ Allure Window Treatments

  5. Thank you Bob for your kind comments and thank you for stopping by. jj