How to Create a Cute Farmhouse Shutter Wall Piece

How to Create a Cute Farmhouse Shutter Wall Piece

I love farmhouse style decor. When I was at a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore, I found a cute wooden shutter. I thought it would make a great wall piece for holding some pretty faux flowers. Here is how I made it and you can too.

Supplies

STEP ONE: CLEAN THE SHUTTER

Clean the shutter to remove dirt, dust, etc.

STEP TWO: PAINT THE SHUTTER

Paint the shutter with chalk paint

Use the paintbrush to paint the shutter all over. I painted the entire thing so that no wood would show if viewed from any angle.

Painted and dry shutter.

Allow the shutter to dry before the next step. If you are using a varnish, do that after it dries. I did not use a varnish.

STEP THREE: SCREW IN THE SCREWS

Screw in the three screws.

Once dry, screw the screws in (or nail the nails) with one in the middle of the shutter bottom and one on either side.

Tip: use the pails/milk cans to space them correctly by laying them on the shutter and marking where the screw should go. You could also use a ruler/tape measure.

STEP FOUR: ADD THE MILK CANS

Add the milk cans to the screws.

STEP FIVE: ADD THE FLOWERS

Fill with faux flowers and admire your work!

I made my shutter upside down so that I could hang stuff from it if I wanted to, like earrings or something.

STEP FIVE: ADD HANGING DEVICE

If you want to hang your shutter, add a hanging device on the back. This could be a wire, sawtooth, etc. Take off the milk cans while you do this.