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Primitive, Rustic Shutter Table made with Vintage Shutter

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Project by rivergirl posted 05-09-2011 11:48 PM 5008 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A fun little project using a vintage shutter. The table is approximately 48 inches long, 20 inches wide and 18 inches high. The shutter is very vintage. I scraped off the loose paint and built a frame around the shutter. Added some legs. The paint is layered, white over charcoal and then sanded. A final coat of stain to provide an even aged look all over. That’s it- wala. Nice on the porch on the patio or inside for summer or Shabby Chic/French country decor.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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robbinscabin

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#1 posted 05-09-2011 11:53 PM

Very nice! Looks like a fun project!

-- Robbinscabin, www.facebook.com/northcountryrustics

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choppertoo

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#2 posted 05-09-2011 11:55 PM

Nice work, rivergirl. There is a nice little shop right around the corner from my office that would love to sell a table such as this.

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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degoose

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#3 posted 05-10-2011 12:00 AM

Lots of folks over here would like one… waste not want not…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 05-10-2011 12:00 AM

Thanks you guys. :) I wish I had a nice little shop right around the corner where I could sell my stuff. LOL I live in the Boonies- with a capital “B”

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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learnin2do

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#5 posted 05-10-2011 12:09 AM

too cool!!

-- christine

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CampD

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#6 posted 05-10-2011 12:11 AM

:)

-- Doug...

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 05-10-2011 12:14 AM

Awesome! What a cool idea! I bet this one won’t last long. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 05-10-2011 12:31 AM

Well Thanks everyone. Sheila, I have 2 one day shows coming up, so I hope it sells. I have so little storage room and this one is 4 feet long. :0. It is probably too big to list on etsy (shipping expense..) But if it doesn’t sell at the shows I will have to try etsy. I wish I lived someplace where I could consign some stuff year round. ho hum. Christine- I bet your daughter will want one of these so you better start hunting for a shutter! ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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patron

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#9 posted 05-10-2011 12:42 AM

now you are talking

well done
just the thing for the deadbeat upscale ‘country’ folks

they can check their feet for dirt
before going in to dinner

it will sell
it’s too nice not to

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Sodabowski

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#10 posted 05-10-2011 01:03 AM

Oh the idea :D

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 05-10-2011 01:13 AM

Oh I hope you are right David. :) But I am never that lucky. LOL
Soda- I hope you are thinking that you would like to build one of these! And if you do, I want to see it. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Vasko

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#12 posted 05-10-2011 01:49 AM

I love it! I have a thing for shutters, anyway. I grew up on the Connecticut side of Long Island Sound, and this is very beachy. It wouldn’t cost much for the happy new owners to get a piece of glass cut for the top, with clear silicone bumpers…I bet it will sell instantly!

-- - Cindy, texture freak -

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junipercanyon

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#13 posted 05-12-2011 06:42 AM

Now I have to make one for my wife, she loves this style. Thank you for the inspiration.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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mafe

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#14 posted 05-13-2011 12:31 AM

Great idea Kelly, I do love recycle.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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rivergirl

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#15 posted 05-13-2011 05:23 PM

Glad to hear it Juniper! She will love it and it is an easy build. The finish is the most important part. :)
Thanks Mads- I like repurposing too!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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