How To Embellish Antique Shutters

Once upon a time there were two ladies who love to shop for antiques . . .

just love the thrill of the hunt.

Many times when these ladies find something that they both like,

they often say to each other, “no you take it, no you take it”

but in this case, the other Fair Lady spotted these beauties first,

in a basket tucked in a corner on the floor and they were the perfect items for her home.

Antique Shutters-Housepitalty Designs

They looked beautiful in this Fair Lady’s home.

Did I whine each time I saw them? . . . Yes, subtly that is.

And, THIS fair lady always threatened to bring a big purse and when she was not looking . . .

Tole Sconce on Antique Shutter-Housepitality Designs

maybe she wouldn’t miss them!

But if I had them, I knew I would miss them,

so I just left my big purse in the car. Cue the sad face looks.

Tole Sconce on Antique Shutter-Housepitality Designs

Tole Sconce on Antique Shutter-Housepitality Designs

Until one day, when the Fair Lady decided to makeover the room

in which the sconces were in.

Tole Sconce on Antique Shutter-Housepitality Designs

Tole Sconce on Antique Shutter-Housepitality Designs

My sad face haunted the Fair Lady.

Tole Sconce on Antique Shutter-Housepitality Designs

The Fair Lady is not only a very fair lady but a magnificent decorator and stylist.

She knew just where she wanted these sconces to end up.

Tole Sconce on Antique Shutter-Housepitality Designs

Why on my antique shutters in the dining room of course!

Tole Scone on Antique Shutter-Housepitality Designs

I was looking for just the right thing to add some bling to the shutters.

How to embellish antique shutters . . . and this is how I did it.

Tole Sconces on Antique Shutters-Housepitality Designs

And the Fair Lady was right . . . they are the perfect thing for my shutters!!!

It is always great to have a Fair Lady who has your back! . . . and a pair of gorgeous sconces!

Audrey Hepburn would approve too!

Have a wonderful day!

I will be admiring my newly embellished shutters while watching Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady!

My antique shutters with the beautiful sconces are “Oh So Loverly”

I am joining:

Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

StoneGable for The Scoop

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  1. Pretty, Shirley, and perfect for the shutters! I’ve always been attracted to tole sconces / lamps, but have never indulged. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I do LOVE those sconces on your shutters…just sayin’!
    Mary Alice

  3. The size of the shutters are just perfect for that space, and the colors on the sconces go so well with your decor, it was meant to be. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. So glad your fair lady gave those up. They look great!

  5. Perfect! Just right and beautiful!

  6. They look perfect there! What a wonderful friend.

  7. Oh my! Perfect home for them. ..couldn’t have worked out any better.

  8. They look gorgeous, and I so love the pineapple light too

  9. These are so pretty and what a wonderful Fair Lady. I wonder if I know her?


  10. The sconces are beautiful on your shutters. the perfect compliment!!! Hope you had a very happy Easter!

  11. Linda sellers says

    Shirley they are perfect on your shutters. Just made for them. What color is this room?
    Enjoy your new find.

  12. linda ramsey says

    Shirley, Love the shutters and the sconces, a perfect fit.

  13. Looks amazing Shirley, great finds and displayed perfectly!

  14. Shirley you got me hooked on the shutter and the scones are amazing. Jo

  15. Those sconces look so good on your shutters. That was the perfect thing for those shutters.

  16. Donnamae says

    They DO look perfect there…and with the scounces….like they were meant to be! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. And don’t they just fit perfectly, wow! They look so pretty in your yellow gold dining room. what a find!

  18. I loved your decorated shutters. Would you please share how you have your roman shades mounted in the bay windows. This is just the way I wanted mine to look. Thank you in advance for your reply.

    • These faux roman shades were custom made for me…there is a pocket in the back at the top panel that a tension rod goes through…the shades are hung from that..hope this helps.

  19. They go very well with your shutters. All good things come to those that wait. So glad that your fair lady gave them to you.

  20. I know that sweet lady! I love shopping with the two of you!!! This pretty little sconce looks so beautiful on your chippy shutters. Can’t wait to shop with you again! xo

  21. Hi Shirley, OH I just love your sconces on the shutters. They have just the perfect patina to compliment with the distress of the shutters. Love your room.
    Have a great week. Hugs, CM

  22. What a beautiful addition to those pretty shutters!! I think I know who your Fair Lady is… her initials are M A ;-)I would stare at those beauties all day too!

  23. Lovely sconces …and ladies! I know what you mean about the thrill of the hunt. I have a friend with whom I go on field trips. In fact we are overdue since all of our winter weather. We must get on track! I love your pretty dining room Shirley!

  24. Shirley, your sconces are SO pretty and they look perfect on your fun shutters! What a sweet Fair Lady/friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. They are so pretty, Shirley! I love them on the shutters. Such a nice layered look.

  26. Shirley, the sconces look great there! You always find the perfect spots to display your treasures! What a great friend!

  27. Oh Shirley,
    These are absoultely beautiful. They were made for your space. They look like they should always have been there.
    Very beautiful.

  28. I would never have picked those sconces. But put them on those shutters, and *magic!* That takes talent, to see how things go together to make something beautiful~~Some lucky people just have ‘the eye”. Sadly, I really, really have to work at ‘putting things together’. My Mom had that gift…..

  29. Wow! Love those ๐Ÿ™‚ and love Audrey Hepburn. As always you have a great eye.

  30. I love your sconces on your wonderful shutters Shirley! I have a bouquet of chippy sconces that need to migrate to my shutters on my Potting Shed porch after seeing yours! Thanks for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. That is so perfect… It even goes with the wall colors… I love it…

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.