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.


  1. You are soooo vintagy... So did you have to go out and buy chicken wire or did you just happen to have some sitting around ready for making some artsy stuff? You are very talented, sistah!

  2. I had the chicken wire on hand. When Randy and I were cleaning out the back garage he almost threw it away! I put a stop to that post haste! That was the hardest part.....cutting the chicken wire....there was blood!

  3. This is a great re-purpose DIY design.