How to Paint Old Shutters Vintage Farmhouse Style - Raggedy Bits

How to Paint Old Shutters Vintage Farmhouse Style

A fun tutorial on how to paint old shutters vintage farmhouse style using Fusion Mineral Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #shutters #vintage #farmhouse #homedecor #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #champlain #sweetpickins #grit

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

A fun tutorial on how to paint old shutters vintage farmhouse style using Fusion Mineral Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #shutters #vintage #farmhouse #homedecor #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #champlain #sweetpickins #grit

 

Supplies needed:

 

A fun tutorial on how to paint old shutters vintage farmhouse style using Fusion Mineral Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #shutters #vintage #farmhouse #homedecor #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #champlain #sweetpickins #grit

 

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.

 

 

A fun tutorial on how to paint old shutters vintage farmhouse style using Fusion Mineral Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #shutters #vintage #farmhouse #homedecor #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #champlain #sweetpickins #grit

 

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 2 – Once dry, rub your beeswax stick over the areas you would like to distress. If you need some help on how to distress pop on over here.

A fun tutorial on how to paint old shutters vintage farmhouse style using Fusion Mineral Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #shutters #vintage #farmhouse #homedecor #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #champlain #sweetpickins #grit

 

Step 3 – Grab your paint and start painting with your brush. For these shutters, they needed 2 coats. Once dry using your sandpaper start distressing to your liking.

 

A fun tutorial on how to paint old shutters vintage farmhouse style using Fusion Mineral Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #shutters #vintage #farmhouse #homedecor #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #champlain #sweetpickins #grit

 

Step 4Wax 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.

 

A fun tutorial on how to paint old shutters vintage farmhouse style using Fusion Mineral Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #shutters #vintage #farmhouse #homedecor #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #champlain #sweetpickins #grit

 

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.

 

A fun tutorial on how to paint old shutters vintage farmhouse style using Fusion Mineral Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #shutters #vintage #farmhouse #homedecor #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #champlain #sweetpickins #grit

 

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!
Happy Painting!


 

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A fun tutorial on how to paint old shutters vintage farmhouse style using Fusion Mineral Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint | www.raggedy-bits.com | #raggedybits #shutters #vintage #farmhouse #homedecor #paintedfurniture #fusionmineralpaint #champlain #sweetpickins #grit

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8 comments

  1. LOL Sam, both my hubby and I do that too sometimes. Especially when we have a “debate” about who makes the bed most often 😀 Love how the shutters turned out. It’s such a lovely statement piece behind the bed. Now it will look good even if the bed isn’t made up at all

  2. Hi Sam, I recently built some faux shutters using 1 by 4’s and put them behind the bed to hang a banner from. I wish I had found real shutters like these, they are beautiful.

    1. So glad you have enjoyed the Vintage Farmhouse Shutters Julie! And thank you so much for sharing and joining in with all the fun! Look forward to taking a peek and seeing what you have been up to!

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