Antique Shutter Love
And there she was just looking at me. That little shutter nestled between two others. I had been walking the antique store trying to find something good. I didn’t know I needed this, but she did. I picked her up and took her to front; to find out how much. $5 was a steal for this old shutter so I loaded it up and brought it home.
I knew I needed some kind of gallery wall at my entry. I wanted this shutter to be a part of that. I went to Ikea and found a bunch of white frames. I got home and played with the layout until I liked the look. Here is an easy tip. Use push pins to initially hang your frames for your gallery wall. It will hold light weight frames well enough to get an idea of how it is going to look. After you have the placement down you can use a real nail. Honestly, I still leave the push pins to hold the picture if it isn’t heavy. There was this really weird shaped frame that fit great into my gallery from Ikea. The only problem was finding a long rectangle shape picture to fit into it. All the pictures would be expensive to print that size. I wanted to use this frame because the shape just fit perfectly on my gallery wall. So I got out some left over fabric from upholstering my piano bench. I put into the frame and cut off the excess. Perfect! I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner. Easy cheap solution for those odd size frames.
You never know what you will come home with from an antique shop…..