Vintage Green Shutter Shelf5:30:00 AM
A shutter shelf with vintage style...
Don't throw away those old shutters you find on the side of the road... or the ones that used to be on your windows.... they can have a new life.
I come across old shutters all the time... and here is what I do with them...
I began by adding 2 shelves with a piece of molding underneath for a bracket. I screwed the shelves to the shutter from under the shelf and from the back.
When the shelves were secured I painted the entire piece with Fusion Mineral Paint in Lily Pond. Fusion Mineral Paint is great for my projects. Requires no sanding or priming and the best part is there is no need to seal the paint.
When the paint was dry I distressed using fine sandpaper. Aged clothespins hold notes and photos to the shutters. Cards can also be slipped over the shutter slats for a beautiful special occasion display.
The knobs were once spindles from someone's front porch. They are chippy and gorgeous and I didn't have to even touch them with the paint.
I cut one in half the long way and one in half through the center.
One spindle became the hooks at the bottom of the shelf. Using wood glue and a screw from the back, I attached the spindles to the bottom to create hooks to hang keys, leashes, or whatever.
The other spindle is wood glued and screwed to the top for decoration...
This shutter has come a long way from an old side of the road find to a beautiful vintage message center shelving unit.
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*Fusion Mineral Paint supplied me with a sample of paint but all opinions are mine