I start so many of my sentences by saying "I love .....". Just fill in the blanks with various items. Truth is, I love so many things, especially those things that have had a long, useful life and just need a little nudge, or some elbow grease, to make them wonderful again!
My current obsession....other than pallets at the time....is shutters ~ any shape, any size. They can be turned into so many useful and beautiful creations. I've been using them a lot to make jewelry organizers and memo boards. I've posted a few pictures here for you to take a look.
Below is the beginning of the process with a brand new(old) shutter I found at one of our local flea markets. I love flea markets, too! I always scrub and sand away any rough edges on the shutters as you can see below. In order for the shutter to hand flush against the wall, I tack on some fir strips to the back after nailing the louvre bar in place. On this creation, I painted to added wood black.
You can see a picture below of the back of the shutter after the saw tooth hanger is attached.
Below is the finished product! It's also pictured above. I added some knobs that I got from Habitat for Humanity Resale Store and voila, a new jewelry holder!
So, what do you think? Do you have any projects to share using shutters? I'd love to see them. Please leave a comment with a link below.
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