Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Repurposed Shutter

I found this beautiful chippy shutter at a garage sale last year and decided today was the day to work some vintage magic on it.

I am in love with the dark teal chippy paint.  Some of the slats were missing, so I remove 3 more to make an even opening on each end.

Used my trusty staple gun to attach some chicken wire to the openings, added some saw tooth hangers to the back and called it done!

I was so happy that the shutter had a recessed framing on the back so it created a little "shelf" to display item on the top!

I added some items I had on hand....a Bingo card collage and an embellished vintage "Fortnightly Time Book" that I made and an old key.  The blocks on top that spell out "vintage" are from a complete alphabet set that belonged to my father-in-law when he was a little boy.  The baby shoes are also his.  The vintage photo is my mother-in-laws grandmother.   So happy with how it turned out.

Here are the before, during and after photos.