Pinner saus: Hall Tree built for our house made from two old doors we found at an antique shop. The cutouts were from ugly vents that were in the original doors. We substituted chicken wire to hang pics on one side and chalkboard on the other door.
I absolutely love old looking shutters! She shows how she got this aged look and created shutters out of louver closet doors. The big trick I never knew about was staining the piece and then using vaseline on the areas you didn't want the paint to hide.
stained wooden boards with a dark stain - placed doormat on top - then sprayed over all with 4 light coats of creamy colored paint. When you remove it the stained wood that was covered by the mat leaves a beautiful design.