We bought the set of old shutters originally to use in our garden from this salvage warehouse in our area--a true goldmine for all things cool from old houses. (Whenever I go there I feel like I am exploring the attic of an old mansion--it even has a homey feel with the random cats you will find roaming around).
We had used this shutter as a headboard in the past, but this time I thought some of our photos printed on mat board would look so pretty sitting on it. I love the contrast of the antique shutter and the clean modern lines of the photos.
If you don't have access to a store like ours or old shutters and want to try this without prying them off of someone's house, I bet you could try the distressing techniques I have shown on earlier posts with a newer shutter along with some sandpaper and two different colors of paint.
By the way, this is the first of a few posts I will be doing on our bedroom redo-I can't wait to show you next how to color on your walls with a paint pen. But don't let your kids see you do it...hope you enjoyed this today!