Recently I purchased an old shutter at a garage sale. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it, but it was so cheap and I had seen things like this on Pinterest so I went for it.
I found a perfect spot in my dining room where it would fit nicely, and decided to use it as a means to hold pictures. I bought some cute clothespins at Michael’s that fit into the shutter perfectly.
It needed to be sanded down first. Once it was sanded, I wanted a different color because I was not a fan of the faded brown color. I spray painted it with two coats of plain gray spray paint also purchased at Michaels. It was tricky to spray paint with all the nooks and crannies of the shutter without running a little. When spraying it’s important to stand back and move your arm constantly back and forth so the paint doesn’t build up and start to drip. It needed only one coat on both sides with some touch up work in between.
Once it was dry I brought it inside, and placed the pictures with no problem. Easy DIY project!