After having these shutters in my to-do pile for something-something years, it was time to do something with them. Truth be told after sharing an insta story over on Instagram about how Mr Raggedy Bits decided to make the bed one Saturday morning BUT only made his side. I realised how bland behind the bed looked. So off I toddled to the pile of goodies and dragged the shutters out excited to give them a new look.
How to Paint Old Shutters Vintage Farmhouse Style
- Old Shutters
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Beeswax Stick
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Champlain
- 220 grit sandpaper
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Grit
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Beeswax
- Paint Brush
- Old Rag
Step 1 – Using your brush, clean away all loose dust, cobwebs etc. I just use the brush from my dustpan and brush set. Then mix 1 cap full of TSP with water and wipe down.
Yuck… as you can see the TSP creates a nice clean canvas for you to start painting getting rid off all the grime and dirt that collects on furniture.
Step 4 – Wax the entire shutters. Then pop out a little of your grit onto a plate or old tile. Then using an old brush apply to your shutters and work in around the edges blending as you go with your brush.
If some of the grit is a little too dark in areas use the whatever you waxed with to lighten the grit a little more.
So now with BOTH sides of the bed made and a little Vintage Farmhouse touch behind the bed, the pile of goodies has gotten a little smaller! I can’t wait to share the next project with you!