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Time to Restyle: My “New” French Shutters

French Shutters

You know those items you just HAVE to have?

My reaction to these pretty french shutters was just that “Oh….I need to call NOW!”. Luckily I was able to call the place they were located at to reserve them for me to purchase! I was ecstatic! Sometimes on those facebook pages it is really hard to actually snap up items people are selling since there is such a large audience and I am rarely online. But this time, I think it was meant to be ๐Ÿ™‚

My "New" French Shutters

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Funny thing was, when I told Kristen about them she had also seen them online and loved them too! Lucky for me, I got to bring them home.

For my style of home decor I like to mix French and farmhouse, utilizing a bunch of old and antique items that have been “found” through the years. Flea markets, garage sales, and auctions…Oh My! They are some of my favorite places to shop! But you can never go wrong with some new store bought items to go along with the old as well. That beautiful dried wreath I picked up here. And that cute little boxwood topiary was found here!



Even though we love to paint things here at Timeless Creations, there are some things you just leave alone. I loved the perfectly weathered white look of these shutters. They were a bit chippy here and there, the key being to embrace those flaws because they just add to the character and story of the piece.

Those two beautiful blue seltzer bottles were found at one of our favorite places to shop for “found items”, the Junk Bonanza.ย While things typically aren’t cheap there, the vendors have some of the best “junk” around!

The lantern I found at the same place as the shutters and just loved the patina it had. Even though we put this vignette together quickly I think they go really well together!

It’s always fun to bring home new decor. Finding the perfect space for it can sometimes be tricky, but I think these work perfectly here in my entryway.

Thank you for letting me share my excitement over these pretty pieces I used to restyle my entry. But wait! It isn’t done yet. I just acquired the neatest new piece for this space. I won’t spill the beans yet; you will have to stay tuned as to what I found. I’ll give you a hint though – It is a piece of furniture that will be getting a quick coat of paint!




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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Carol ("Mimi")
    March 30, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Your vignette looks so pretty. I like the wreath against the shutter with the blue bottles and the lantern.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 2, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you so much Mimi! Everything came together well ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Debrashoppeno5
    March 30, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I love how you styled this vignette. I like how the elements all work together, it is very pretty.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you so much! We appreciate you visiting and loving it as much as we do!

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    Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    March 31, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Very pretty table display! The shutters will be a great backdrop to any seasonal wreath or art you wish to display. It’s great to have a statement piece like that – so versatile! Visiting from Remodelaholic.

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    Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere
    April 3, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Love how you styled those gorgeous shutters. The table is perfect , too.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 4, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      Thank you Eilis! The table was a fun and lucky find!

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    Sam @ A Happy Home In Holland
    April 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Love the wreath and the shutters make the perfect back drop ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Roxanne
    April 3, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I love this vignette, I can’t wait to see what else you have to add to it!

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you Roxanne! I can give you a hint, we need to paint it yet… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Linda C in seattle
    April 4, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    The link for the lavender wreath is broken.
    At least it is for me.
    Linda C in Seattle

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      Thank you so much Linda for letting us know! It is fixed now ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lori
    April 5, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Hi Vicki! Love the entry vignette! Glad you were able to snag those shutters! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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      Vicki
      April 7, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Thank you Lori! I am loving my new vignette! I enjoy it each time I walk past it and haven’t changed a thing! ~ Vicki

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 11, 2017 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you Lori! I was glad to have snatched those shutters as well!

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    Meredith @ The Palette Muse
    April 6, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    You’re right, those are already perfectly weathered. They’re beautiful in that space and I love how you’ve styled them!

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      Vicki
      April 7, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you Meridith!

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    Donella
    April 6, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    The shutters are gorgeous. I’d love to have a set myself… I may start looking for some at antique shops.

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    Vicki
    April 7, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you Donella! I sure love them! I hope you are able to find some shutters for yourself! Keep looking – I have been known to look for something for several years!! ~ Vicki

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    Sharon@BlueWillowHouse
    April 8, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Your French style shutters are the perfect backdrop for many a vignette. The vignette you have create is lovely. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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    Nicole
    April 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    I love the French shutters, they make such a pretty backdrop for your decor. Thanks for sharing your restyle at the #HomeMattersParty and we hope you will link up with us again, this week’s party is open til Monday night: http://www.momalwaysfindsout.com/home-matters-linky-party-130/

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    Amy Dowling
    April 10, 2017 at 8:16 am

    So pretty! I love the look of french and farmhouse together. It’s the perfect combo!

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    JaneEllen
    April 18, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Don’t you love shutters? Can do so much with them like old wood windows. Love items can implement several decorative ideas with. Can I ask what makes them “French” shutters?
    Sounds like you “girls” keep plenty busy. Whose ideas usually get used, Mom or daughter? Just wondered.
    If it was our youngest or me, she’d be top dog as she’s like her Dad, control freak and/ or make a person suffer. That’s why we don’t work on projects together. Have to wonder sometimes if she grew up in same house., lol.
    Your whole vignette is incredible, love that stand you have it on. Fun to have an entry to play around with, looks great.
    Love that twiggy wreath, really pretty, makes lovely statement on your shutters.
    Have wonderful week, both of you.

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      Kristen & Vicki
      April 21, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      We certainly do love shutters! Basically the only reason we called them “French shutters” was because of the decor we were using to go along with them. This is Vicki’s house and she loves to mix and match french country with farmhouse style. We both work really great together and bounce ideas off from each other well. So we both touch each project in some way. I am in charge of most of the computer posts! (blog and social media) but Vicki writes all of hers. Thanks for asking! -Kristen

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