Shutters of a Different Color

5.26.2010

A couple of folks guessed what my little sneak peek was of my latest project. It is shutters, but not my outside shutters. No, I don't think I would paint them red. These are the shutters that were made into a screen in my sunroom. We bought these four single old dirty dusty shutters at a huge supply warehouse several years ago. We got the four of them for twenty dollars. My husband hinged them together and I originally painted them a yucky beige with some crackling and glazing. I was going to use them in a different spot, but they ended up in the sunroom. The color was getting on my last nerve so I thought I would brighten things up a bit and paint them red.




This is the before shot....boring


The after is much better. I primed with a gray primer found in the oops pile at Home Depot. Followed by four coats of the red paint. I will never use Martha Stewart paint again. It would not have taken four coats on top of primer if I had gotten a quality paint. Well, I had never used it before and thought I would give it a try. We learn by trial and error.


New bird from Hobby Lobby half price. Copied my sister, she had one.





Found this urn on sale at a local decor store and thought it would look nice in this
corner across from my bold yellow cabinet in the opposite corner. Filled it with some hydrangeas.


Close up of the detail of the crackled finish.



Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments. I really do appreciate them. I am trying to do better about visiting your blogs, too. Finished the trim painting today. One job just leads to another.

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83 comments:

  1. I love the new color on the shutters - what a great shot of happiness into your already beautiful room! :) I have been adding alot of pops of red into my decor this spring too - just brings the rooms to life.

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  2. Loved the before but the after is GORGEOUS! They just scream YUMMY in their new red color! The whole corner just pops now and your table...I covet this piece...looks amazing with the red as a backdrop!

    I adore it all!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  3. WOW those went from drab to fab in a blink of an eye. I used Martha paint once years ago...in fact I think on luver doors in our Florida home...it was a nightmare....I do remember. They look fabulous Kim!

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  4. That looks great!!! Of course, anything you do looks great Kim!

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  5. Oh yeah..I'm feeling it...the perfect injection of color.

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  6. Those shutters really needed to be red! Thanks for all your paint tips - I'll be needing them soon for a project.

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  7. Kim, they look fantastic in your sunroom!! I do know that red paint is a pain in the behind. Anytime I have ever painted anything red it has taken 3 to 4 coats so maybe it was not just the paint but the color "red".

    You are so much like me, always looking for something to do.

    I would love to chat sometime.


    xo
    LeAnn

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  8. Kim, what a fabulous new look! Great job, love your style!

    Nancy

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  9. Kim these look just great now and with your yellow...it's Happy looking girl..How your painting coming my friend..are you tired yet of the ladder...Hope your doing Great My Friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  10. Love the red shutters with the touches of yellow. Beautiful...you have been busy!!

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  11. Yep the red is so much better. I like your yellow with it. I bet you are getting tired of painting.

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  12. WOW! I love it...I am so not a beige person...I love red and have it sprinkles all through my home. I love what you have done to these shutters! They came alive and are just beautiful...I love this sun room of yours too! Come say hi :D

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  13. Hi Kim, the shutters look great painted red.You must be happy that all your painting is almost done...Kathy

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  14. Wow Kim, that red added just the right pop of color to that corner. Love the new urn too and sweet little birdie! So much fun seeing your lovely home.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  15. I just love shutters in the house - great texture and design. Thanks for your sweet comments on my MIL post. Linda

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  16. Those shutters just come alive now! I love the crackle vase, too!
    Robin

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  17. Yes Kim! Those shutters are perfect in RED!! I love the yellow urn too. Your home is lovely.

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  18. Wow....love the red! I'm a shutter fan also! If I see 'em, I buy 'em!
    Good job!

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  19. What a difference ~ the red is awesome! Everything looks so nice!

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  20. Your newly painted shutters MAKE the room! I just love them. Great job.

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  21. I liked it before too but the red really does pop! Your style is fab, lady!!

    -heather

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  22. Kim, Love your shutters painted red! They definately add that special touch to your room! Makes your room look all the more inviting!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  23. Trimwork! Uuggh! You poor thing! Anyway, I love your red shutters! They look fantastic! You have the best sunroom! Looks like you are getting a fresh new look all over!

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  24. Hi Kim. I have been busy painting this week so I am behind in my blog reading. I LOVE the red. Just the right pop of color. We have so much of the same decorating style. You have the same rooster lamp as I do, I have Paula's new decorating book, and I saw a Raymond Waites plate that I use to have. We could really be decorating buddies if I lived back in the wonderful state of Georgia. I will be visiting Georgia in a few weeks. It will be nice to be 'home' again.

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  25. shutters look great! Love the bird, and can I just say... your blog header, is that your dog? Adorable! I think he/she looks like Dolly Parton. Is that silly? probably, but I'm silly!
    gail

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  26. How many time can I say really? I REALLY REALlY, on and on, love the red shutters..That corner is so inviting..
    We use MS red paint on a wall and it took 4 coats there too...Ben Moore took one coat.

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  27. The red really pops! It looks beautiful! ♥

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  28. Hey Kim - Those shutters look fabulous painted red, it really adds that pop of color and it picks up all your other red accents in the room.Great job!!I saw that yellow bird in Hobby Lobby to and thought how cute!

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  29. That looks awesome! I have a link party on my blog on saturday (it is still open from last weekend) that I would love for you to check out www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  30. What a transformation! I don't think I remember your screen before. I sure won't forget them! As always absolutley beautiful. Could you send some energy my way!

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  31. The red color really pops out at you! Beautiful!

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  32. Kim Love the shutters and the pop of red. You are just becoming the bright colored gal. Love it! It is sooo perfect for your house. I know red is the hardest color to cover with. I have had professional painters bid jobs of red rooms and they always bid 4 coats to cover. Not quite sure why but it is a bear of a color to paint with. It helps to tint the primer red also, now I tell you right?!! Love the shutters they are PERFECTION!!

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  33. LOVE RED! It is my favorite color and those shutters really POP! Excellent job!

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  34. Love your shutters in the new red color!!!! The new little birdie is sooooo cute too! Your sunroom is absolutely gorgoues....I am completely envious! LOL
    ~Des

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  35. Oh Kim!!!! That is fantastic!!! The red is just amazing in that corner and your yellow accents on the table really do pop. That is stunning!

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  36. Hi Kimmie! Ooooh, girl, I love your shutter screen painted red! I have some too and you may be giving me an idea.
    That little bird is adorable and love your new urn. Oh, you're good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  37. Ok, now I'm gonna have to be on the lookout for old shutters! Love them in red!

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  38. I didn't mind the before picture, but I am hopelessly in love with red! Joni

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  39. Oooooo!!! The shutters turned out really good! Great color in the room! I swear that Kilz color paint is awesome!!! You are going to have to try it sometime!! Going out of town and have a few posts scheduled. Talk to you later!

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  40. I LOOOVVVVEEE the red shutters! They look awesome in your screenroom!! I have an old pair in my basement I want to paint red! I have to wait for the new house :( LOL
    Kristi

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  41. Hi Kim
    Just popped over from Alphabe-Thursday to admire you wonderful red shutters, they really transform the room in that bright bold shade.
    I like your style!
    ~Maggie~

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  42. Red is perfect! It really draws you in to such a beautiful corner.

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  43. My pulse literally quickened. THAT is my favorite shade of red. Look how the yellow pops in front of it!

    BEAUTIFUL!!

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  44. The red was the perfect color. I love the way it pops.

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  45. That room just gets better and better. Red adds an extra dimension and pulls a room together it is one of those really magic colours that always makes a difference!

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  46. Dear Kim,
    Nice job! Beautiful red colour! Wonderful choice of S-word. Great post. And I recognise the bad conscience for having trouble finding the time to visit other blogs. I have the same trouble. Too much to do. Too little time.
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Anna's S-words

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  47. They look fantastic in red. Thanks for the warning about the crummy paint.

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  48. The red is perfect for that room. And I am a red lover so my eyes gravitate to anything red. I made a Hobby Lobby stop yesterday! I could wonder that place all day.

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  49. It may not be great paint, but that color is the bomb! I love how crisp that red is. Those shutters surely inhance your already terrific room, good choice to paint them. I love your use of color in your house Kim. You are a STAR!! Thanks for starting my day of right!

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  50. I love it Kim. It is just the right pop of color. I wish you could come by and help me get started on my sunroom. Clean up finishes up this weekend and then it's a blank slate. Scary stuff for me. I will refer to yours often as I make my decisions. Blessings, Patty

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  51. Love the red shutters!!! Really makes that corner of the room pop.

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  52. LOVE the red!!! But then, red is MY favorite color...lol You really should become a decorator...love your decorating style. Do you ever get any rest????
    Have a wonderful Thursday
    Denise

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  53. Denise, thanks for the compliment. I wish I had become one many years ago. Just a hobby for me now. I haven't gotten much rest lately, but I will soon.

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  54. Red. Wow! Now it makes a statement! Love it!

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  55. Red was the perfect choice! They look great and I love the cute bird and urn.

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  56. Oh wow, love the red! It really makes that corner stand out.

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  57. I usually love neutrals but I must admit that the red is an improvement. Looks really good with everything else going on in the room.

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  58. Kim when do you sleep i dont know how you fit the shutters in between all the painting you are doing.Well they look awsome love the red and go so well with the yellows in the room .the little birdie is so cute :) I will have to get over to hobby lobby i need burlap anyway so now i have to go .Love the room :)

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  59. fantastic color - definitely not boring :D

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  60. That red is perfect there! I remember the tour of this room on another alphabe-Thursday. Nice to see the update!

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  61. That's a beautiful color and makes the corner looks so inviting.

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  62. Kim, I love the shutters painted red!!! Loved them before, but even more now. The pops of yellow in the bird and vase are awesome! Great job......as usual!

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  63. Ooooh I love the look of shutters and the red you chose is so perfect! How on earth have I not been following your blog all this time!?! Am now!

    Jeanine

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  64. The red is beautiful. It adds so much to the space. I also love the little birdie!

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  65. I love the red shutters. They really make the room pop (as they say on HGTV)LOL. I love that urn too.

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  66. I love the shutters! Gorgeous! Sorry you had a hard time with the paint...

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  67. Love the red. Good to note about the paint. I used a premixed Rustoleum paint from Home Depot that was a wonderful Red, and was nice rich color after just the first coat.

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  68. What a transformation that paint color made!!! LOVE this! The shutters look perfect in the room!

    And btw, I LOVE this room!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  69. The red is wonderful. I love it. It really brightens up that corner. You've got the most gorgeous room there.

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  70. The red looks awesome! Everything on the table *pops* in front of it now! Very nice :-)

    I'm sorry you had drama with the MS paint - I used it in my kitchen and we only did 2 coats over the previous white paint. Maybe it was a bad batch?

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  71. Simply Stunning Shutters from a Stylish and Savvy Southerner!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,
    Natasha.
    xo

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  72. the red is fab, makes that whole corner stand out.

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  73. the red gives it spunk! i dig it. :]

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  74. The red is fantastic; it lifts the whole sunny room. What a gorgeous place to sit and read :)

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  75. The new paint color looks great! I thought at first your husband was going to put a picture rail - but, I them remembered seeing this technique - it looks very, very good.
    I am not sure about all Habitat stores - there's actually a couple not too far from me. They do have a lot of architectural things - doors, lighting etc...but, also furniture and accessories - from model homes and donations! Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Hope you find more good things!
    Kathy

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  76. The colors in that room are so wonderful and the red on the shutters just adds another pop of WOW. Really nicely done. Your bird and urn accents are perfect!

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  77. I have a set that hide the Rock Band drums in my family room (I hate having them visible all the time) and was just thinking about painting them red! I love it! They kind of just blend with the wall now. Thanks for the inspiration to do it!

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  78. The red shutters are Stunning! Nice work.

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  79. Love the new color on the shutters...the red is perfect, even if it was sub-par coverage. i love the vignette you put together as well.

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  80. Simply stunning shutters! They really make a statement. Everything looks so lovely.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    I'm finally have some free time and able to read more S posts :o) I'd love for you to stop over :o)
    I read on your profile that you are empty nesters. We are empty nesters too :o)

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  81. You have an amazing sense of style and color - love the pop of red and yellow in your room.

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  82. Kim, This is comment is 2 years overdo. Love all the color and your 2010 kitchen update. Isn't is funny? I think about 2007 is when I started using a lot of red and gold in my decor. Now everyone is going in the oppositie direction, lighter palettes. I bet this shutter is now painted with Annie Sloan pating in something off white or gray?

    It's interestingn how we elvove and our tastes change isn't it?

    Love your blog!

    ~Sandy

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  83. Sorry for all the misspellings. I'm trying to type on my i-pad.

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