Vintage Green Shutter Shelf

A shutter shelf with vintage style.

vintage shutter shelf with antique spindle hooks www.homeroad.net

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.

vintage shutter shelf with antique spindle hooks www.homeroad.net

I come across old shutters all the time... and here is what I do with them...
vintage green shutter shelf center

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. 

vintage shutter shelf with antique spindle hooks www.homeroad.net

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.

vintage shutter shelf with antique spindle hooks www.homeroad.net

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.

vintage shutter shelf with antique spindle hooks www.homeroad.net

antique spindles

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.

antique chippy spindle project


The other spindle is wood glued and screwed to the top for decoration.

vintage shutter shelf with antique spindle hooks www.homeroad.net

This shutter has come a long way from an old side of the road find to a beautiful vintage message center shelving unit.

vintage shutter shelf with antique spindle hooks www.homeroad.net

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*Fusion Mineral Paint supplied me with a sample of paint but all opinions are mine 
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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. .