Shutter Headboard Take 2: a color-dashed-weathered look

I just wasn't digging the white. It wasn't working for me. 
It seems that if shutters are used inside then they should steal the show. If this wall was a bolder color, white shutters might have looked better, they would have popped. Left white on a cream wall,  they look like a shy kid hiding in the corner of the room.

before      &       after
that's a alot of space to fill.
gallery wall, maybe?
I'm truly hung up on what to do here.


I followed this wonderful tutorial from Cherished Bliss. Click Here
Make new wood look OLD with this tutorial on how to Weather Wood. Click through for instructions  I knew mine would turn out a bit differently because, 1: my wood was painted, not raw, and 2: there was a layer of colored paint added.

being lazy, I left the shutters on the wall. our room had poster board and newspaper stuck to it for over a month. its CADD (crafters ADD) coupled with a new baby. oh, and I had to wait for warmish days so I could open the windows.

pic#2: four year old helped chronicle  this event
pic #4: the bed was moved away during sanding
(we don't want any literal visits from the sandman)
(dumb joke, but I'm laughing)

(I do not believe in making the bed)

**love ** love ** love ** how this process highlighted some of the wood's character

much happier with the color-dashed-weathered look.
our room has been so plain and uninspiring

look at the yumminess of the "water damage"    * love *
thank you, gravity

I look forward to repainting the dresser to coordinate. :)
and maybe trying again on the lamp shades, too


  1. It looks awesome Audra! Great job!

  2. What a difference Audra - has so much character now. It caught my eye at That DIY Party. Great job!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  3. This turned out beautiful! I love the color, so soothing, perfect for a bedroom. Gorgeous work :-)

  4. Looks awesome! I love the new look! I might have to look into something like this for our bed because I really want a headboard, but don't want to deal with the whole bed frame. Such a great idea!


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