DIY: Shutters as Magazine Racks

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: Shutter-love! Fancy owning this recycled shutter cum magazine rack. I want to own one. Teal / aqua/ Robin egg blue happen to be my favorite paint color range, so this shutter caught my eye.

 

As an aside: aqua always makes me feel like I’m on a tropical island. Love that color, particularly now that it’s snowing and literally freezing. Heck, in countryside Rome, Italy, it is colder than Vancouver, Canada!

 

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Quick ‘How To’ to Make Your Own Magazine Rack

(quick sum-up in my words; details on Gail’s blog)

Yes, it’s easy, but there is a bit of work involved here:

1. Remove every other slate by using a dremmel (*: see below) which is a tool that does flat cuts on either side of the shutter frame.

2. Sand, prime and spray-paint.

3. Add whirl at the top.

 

Materials & Tools Used for this Project

  • An old shutter

 

Note 1: You can remove the shutter slates by either snapping the ones to be removed with the claw end of a hammer, or by using a dremmel.

The dremmel – method leaves you with neat slates which  can be re-used in another project.  The hammer-method leaves you with a pile of firewood.

Note 2: the dremmel also includes a sanding component, so you can use it to sand down the frame.

 

  • Primer & spray paint in desired color

 

  • A Silhouette Cameo to create gorgeous vignettes in a snap. Gorgeous and professional, like the one here in black at the top of the shutter.
  • I am summing it all up here in simple terms but Gail is detailing it at her blog with tips and hints Have a look at it!

 

 

 

Source of this wonderful idea: Gail, from ‘My Repurposed Life’  (BTW. This is a great blog. You’ll love it. Lots of home decorating project ideas).


Comments

  1. Wow – you are a crafting diva! Great page full of creative ideas!! Thanks for stopping by and liking my kitchen reno!
    Kelly

  2. This is awesome and I adore the color!

  3. This is really awesome!! I’ll have to find some old shutters!!

    Please PLEASE come share it over at The DIY Dreamer!! PLEASE!!

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