The green shutter in the middle was my first shutter brought home from Round Top several years ago. It hung outside on the patio for years. Then I found the set of stained shutters. They hung on either side of my dining room window for awhile. One day, I decided they would work well as a window treatment in my bathroom, so Chuck fixed them together...by screwing a board across the back of all 3....so they could hang as one large piece.
I made a curtain for the bathroom window to allow much more light in....and placed 2 solid shutters on either side. These shutters also came from Round Top.
This is a shutter wannabe....a screen from Hobby Lobby. But if you had large shutters you could use them as a screen. I will be on the lookout for large shutters for this very purpose next time I hit Round Top. This is a 3 part screen....but you can only see 2. I took old wire coat hangers to make an S to hook into the screen so I could hang plates on it.
These are not shutters, I know. But while I was outside taking the photo of the shutters on the fence, I thought you might like to see this. I hung some plates by the fence near our outdoor table. I know the cats appreciate a little ambiance. Believe it or not, they are holding up very well...even after this week's thunderstorm.
Chuck doesn't even flinch any more when I do stuff like this. It only took 26 years.
Thanks for stopping by. If you are not a local and you don't know what a Round Top is....it's a bi-annual flea market/antique festival in Round Top, Texas...about an hour and a half from Houston. It's the week before the first weekend of October and April every year.
All of my shutters have come from there and I have paid anywhere from $20 a pair to $50 for one. I especially love the look of those with years of wear and tear and several layers of paint crumbling off of them. If I die from lead poisoning dust....I died happy. Dibbies on the shutters!