: 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!
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).