This one started of hinged to another shutter so I separated them. It had some hardware that needed to be removed before the painting could begin.
I decided to try my hand at some white washing. I had this cream paint and brushed it all over. This is a quick and easy technique since you don't have to be perfect and covering everything. With shutters that can be time consuming with all the little nooks and crannies.
I let it sit for about 15 minutes then wiped excess paint away. After it was dry I did a little bit of distressing.
I had a cute little basket sitting around so I thought it would make a cute accessory. Yes the screws are not lined up, but that is because the basket is not perfectly aligned.
I marked where the wires criss-crossed and drilled holes. After the screws were in place, I attached the basket and tightened the screws over the wire.
Cute shabby chic decoration!