Fast Fix: Bedrooms

Coastal Cottage-Style Shutter Headboard

Easily create this inexpensive yet impressive headboard using unfinished shutters, paint and sandpaper.

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Paint Shutters

Once the primer has completely dried, use a 2-inch wide paintbrush to coat the shutters with paint. To create a weathered look, load the brush with paint, then wipe some of it off onto a paper towel before applying it to the shutters — this technique is called "dry brushing" and allows some of the primer and wood color to show through. Allow paint to dry completely before moving onto the next step.

Sand Shutters

Use a sanding block wrapped in 80-grit sandpaper to remove painted areas and increase the weathered look. Tip: Concentrate your sanding efforts on areas that would have seen the most wear, such as the outside edges of each shutter and the front edge of louvers.

Attach Mending Braces

Use small mending braces to join the shutters together. For maximum stability, add a mending brace to the top, middle and bottom of each shutter.

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