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Monday, March 14, 2011

Shutter Picture Display

I have seen many crafty people make cute decorations using old shutters, so when I stumbled across this shutter at a yard sale for $1, I quickly snatched it and called it mine.

It is a unique shutter because it is so long and narrow, but I was in love and knew I could come up with something to make of it.

First, I spent a while cleaning it up. Then I removed the 2 hinges, filled the nail holes, hand sanded it all down really smooth and spray painted it semi-gloss white. I also spray painted 7 mini clothes pins white and once everything was dry, I hot glued the clothes pins on the edges facing away from the shutter.
This could be used as a picture holder, Christmas card display, announcement board, family home evening chart, growth chart, whatever really. I think it is cute and very versatile.

I also hammered in one small hammer sawtooth hanger on the back for easy hanging.

For now, it is hung up in little Shea's room. It's perfect since she is loving photos of herself right now.

~ Chelsea ~

1 comment:

Crystal said...

It turned out great, Chels! Nice work.