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Hanging Shutter Display

April 8, 2013

Hanging Shutter Display

I’ve noticed several variations of this display in the last few weeks and it sparked my imagination on what to do with a few shutters I have in my junking stash.

The shutters I found online didn’t really give instructions on how they did it, but that has never stopped me before.

I dug out two grungy sets of shutter pairs. Honestly, I think the most difficult part of this project was removing all the old rusty hardware. The tools I had on hand didn’t seem to want to cooperate…but I gotter done.

I also removed the spine on three shutters. The protrusion was just getting in the way. Removing the spine allows the blinds to move freely, which can be a giant pain. I folded them all the same way and ran masking tape done the center of one side of the shutters.

On the other side of the shutters, I painted them light blue and brown to give them a “new” old weathered look.

The paint provided the glue to hold the blinds in place. I removed the tape and painted the other side in the same way.

I placed the three shutters side-by-side with the backs facing up, then measured across the width of all three. I cut two pieces of scrap wood a little shorter than the measurement. I gave them a paint job like the shutters.

Positioning them like horizontal fence rails on the shutter backs, I attached the boards to the shutters using wood screws.

Rusty baling wire was attached to the top edge of the shutters for hanging on the wall.

Lastly, I attached an old coat hook to the center shutter for displaying wreaths, frames, wall pockets…


The Missing Cat: Our cat went missing while I was working on this project. We were devastated. The next day I went out to look for him. As soon as I walked out the door, I saw the salvaged board that had held the coat hook I used in the project. That was my aha moment. I went out to the barn, opened the door, and out popped our cat.

He gave me the business all the way back to the house.

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  1. Love the color. I am constantly amazed at all the talent and creativity that goes on in blog world. Maybe some of it will eventually rub off on me!

  2. What a clever idea for shutters. I love this idea. I have lots of shutters lying around and you are inspiring me. I am glad you found your cat. At least you realized where he might be. If they weren’t so curious!
    Have a great week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  3. How pretty! I love the look of the shutters and the wreath.
    Thanks so much for linking up at the Real Family Fun link party! Hope to see you next week.

  4. How pretty! I love the transformation!!! =) Thanks for linking up at our Pinterest Power Party!

  5. You are the master of transformation! Thank you for sharing on the photo friday blog hop!

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