How to Paint and Distress Shutters
Do you love the look of old Chippy Things? Do you have some old Shutters like these laying around, or do you see them at Garage Sales and Thrift Stores and wonder what you could do with Old Shutters?
Where to Find Old Shutters
Paint them! This project was so easy with DIY Paint. It was done in literally under an hour. Last year I bought a bunch of fun stuff at an estate sale. Included in my stash were a collection of shutters! You can find old Shutters on FB Marketplace, at Garage Sales, on the side of the road, in reclaimed stores, Old Shutters are common as people remodel windows and homes and look for ways to get rid of their old Shutters.
How to Layer Paint on Old Shutters
These shutters were truly an opportunity to show off the paints. Each Shutter was done in a combination of colors. The base coat was DIY Paint Faded Burlap. Next, we did a mix of very watered Faded Burlap with some Mint Chip.
When the chalk and clay-based paint dried, (and it dries fast so you can move on to the next step!), I used a wet rag to “distress” the shutters.
This process could not be easier. You simply take a damp rag, or even a baby wipe and wipe the paint off where you want it “distressed”.
Don’t wait a whole month to do this process, by then the paint will be completely cured and bonded with whatever you painted. If you want to try this process yourself, I recommend these colors from DIY Paint, you can even get them online at DIY Paint HERE.
Next time you come across some shutters, don’t get distressed, you will know how to Shutter Up!