Red Shutter Christmas Door Decoration


These are the old shutters. Well, not exactly. These are some of the old shutters. The one I used for the door decoration I didn't get a picture of. Duh! 

But this was another set I bought.

I used Rustoleum Colonial Red Satin spray paint. I tried a different red that was a little TOO red and I didn't want the satin finish. I wanted a flat spray paint but Home Depot didn't have it and I'm pretty okay with a little bit of a sheen. I used sandpaper to rub off some of the paint, too. 

I went to Joann's and found an evergreen spray with hanging pine cones. Really, all I had to do was wire it on the shutter.

 How easy was that?  

Be on the lookout for these shutters. They are not the outdoor ones. They are the ones that people put INSIDE the house on windows like privacy curtains. They close them at night and open them in the day. My Mom still has them in her bathroom. But I guess they are falling out of popularity since I've been seeing them at garage sales. You may have some in YOUR basement...

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  1. it looks great! I have one of these painted white on my bedside table, great as a place to hang glasses, etc...

  2. Love Love Love This!! Can't wait to try this~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  3. Hi Linda - your red shutter is so pretty - just love this idea! It caught my eye over at the From Dream to Reality Party.

  4. That's quite clever! I love all the wonderful colors you used.

  5. I need to get some pine cones stat! ;) lovely & thanks for sharing at the party! Theresa @DearCreatives

  6. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! We would love for you to stop by our blog .

  7. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing

  8. I love this. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  9. Beautiful.
    Shutters are also great for displaying your Christmas cards along with so many other uses.
    Whenever I can buy some cheap, I grab them up and save for later use.

  10. What a lovely, Christmas-y door! And a pretty way to use old shutters!

    Crafty Journal

  11. So cute! I love old shutters and your display is just so lovely!

  12. Stopping by from the Junkers United Link Party, Your shutters looks so Christmassy and pretty. What a great idea for using old shutters! Amy @ StowandTellU

  13. What a wonderful door decoration! I love this idea, and it can be used for all seasons - just change the greenery, ribbon, and flowers. :-)
    New Year blessings,
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  14. Your creations are adorable and so simple to make! Many thanks for sharing with us wannabes! Happy Holidays and please keep posting!

  15. Your creations are adorable - and THANK YOU for sharing them - with instructions - for us wannabes! Happy Holidays and please keep posting!

  16. I love this! Looks like you made it years ago but I think it's a classic and won't ever go out of style. Pinning!

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