Garden Shutter Message Center

This project began with a shutter and 
a few supplies from my junk stash.

Garden shutter message center

This shutter will hold memos, cards, or pictures to keep life organized in the kitchen, office, or entryway.

I painted the shutter with Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint in Curio and attached an old arched French garden sign to the top to resemble a roof.

Garden shutter message center

A copper basket with a beautiful patina is attached at the bottom of the shutter.

Garden shutter message center

I used Miss Mustard Seed Tough Coat to seal the milk paint
and darken the chalky milk paint color.

When the sealer dried I heavily sanded the piece to remove some of the shine and to distress the slats.

Garden shutter message center

I added DIY aged clothespins to the shutter slats to hold cards and memos .

Garden shutter message center

Another fun shutter project!

Garden shutter message center

Stop by and see the shelving 
I made with the matching shutter.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. I love the color you painted it and it looks so wonderful with your garden sign as a roof, too cool!

  2. Love it! Wish I had one line this. :-)

    Hope your week is blessed...

  3. Love shutter projects- although if I have any more in my house I will look like a shutter project shop! The Le jardin sign is the perfect finishing touch!

  4. I love this! I have some old wood shutters that I found at an estate sale. I turned one into a photo display, and now I found a use for another. This would look so much better in our Texas room to keep business cards and notes on instead of the fabric covered bulletin board. Thanks for sharing! Pinning to my shutter board.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing this post! :)


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