A few people might think that these plantations shutters are too plain and country looking, but a lot more people love the kind of simplicity and elegance these give. These shutters are also known to be one of the longer lasting window treatments you can find, and if you can properly maintain these, these shutters can truly last for a long-long time. But you can also be creative with these particular shutters especially if you are going for a specific theme for your children’s bedroom, and there are in fact a good number of ways to change the overall appearance and even add excitement to them so that your child can also appreciate them. To get started on this little DIY, all you will need are paint, a few household tools like a screwdriver, some wooden ornaments that match the theme, and some wood glue or screws if you want to secure the wooden ornaments tightly.
In transforming the look of your shutters, just think of them as your blank canvas for adding cute wood pieces that your children will surely be attracted to.
If you don’t want to alter the natural brown hue of your shutters, you can create a nicer finish for them by spraying acrylic varnish, which will give the wood a nice gloss. The earthy appeal can be complemented with wood pieces in the shape of common nature elements like leaves, acorn or pine cones that you can glue onto the slats. This design will work exceptionally well if you want to highlight the fall season. Tip: When placing shapes close to the centre slats, make sure that they do not interfere with the opening and closing of the shutters.
For a bright colour scheme that’s reminiscent of a nice summer night, such as bright blue, lime green, magenta, deep purple, orange, white, yellow and even black (for outlining), ideal wood shapes would be different sizes of stars, the moon, and even planets. Be sure to paint the wooden knobs as well so they’ll stand out, or if you want, you can try painting a small star figure on it which would definitely be more appealing to the kids.
Now for a pastel colour scheme, create whimsy shutters with soft blue, soft lime green, lavender, cream, baby chick yellow and coral. Not only will this remind the children of a spring garden, but these hues are considered the most comforting colours for children as well. Wooden figures to glue can be in the shape of flowers, bugs, and butterflies. These playful shutters allow streaks of sunshine in while keeping out the glaring rays. Tip: Add a flower to the bottom end of the “wand” that opens and closes the slats.
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