Antiques & Shabby French Decor to Romance your Home and Garden .
Beautiful blue ocean and sandy beaches photograph on a room divider screen
Folding screen headboard. I've found a lovely old bamboo screen that apparently came from the old Hong Kong Yacht Club. Now I have to decide on a colour for my daughter's room...
Photo Gallery: Boldly Painted Furniture
Personalised folding screen, various sizes available From £249
French Door Room Divider
MARTHA MOMENTS: French-Door Room Divider
Old salvaged windows have seen many re-uses over the years, but this is a personal favorite. Indoors or out, in a retro loft or a coastal cottage, it adds an element of the unexpected to a space that needs a little definition without sacrificing any light... I spotted this old window porch divider on a quaint little street in Annapolis.
She shows how she got this aged look and created shutters out of louver closet doors. The big trick I never knew about was staining the piece and then using vaseline on the areas you didn't want the paint to hide. DUH!
Shabby Love: Homemade Shutters
Create a mail center from an old shutter. To reuse a cast-off shutter, sand and paint or stain the piece deep brown. Remove the slats from the top half with a handsaw. Screw a piece of plywood over the back of the open area... Repurposed old shutter...
Love the old shutters..painted aqua for pantry doors. I would have raised the shutter door's to the top..and put shelves with wicker baskets at the bottom.
Give your old shutters new purpose and life by using them as display pieces. A new coat of paint is all you need for your new shutter organizer. Hang horizontally to display your magazines, photographs, and postcards!
This tall cabinet adds storage and a casual country look to any room. The surprise is that it's so easy to make: You start with an unfinished bookcase--whatever size suits your purpose--and add a pair of ready-made louvered shutters. For this 7-foot-tall cabinet, 18-by-80 7/8-inch shutters were used. Shutters typically come in two styles: traditional, with 1 1/4-inch slats, and plantation, with 2 1/4-inch slats. The latter were selected because their scale fit this large unit. (Photo: Thomas J.