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.
- wooden shutter
- chalk paint (I used Parisian Grey from Folk Art)
- nails or screws
- Little milk cans (Hobby Lobby) or pails
- faux flowers
- optional: hanging device
- optional: varnish
STEP ONE: CLEAN THE SHUTTER
Clean the shutter to remove dirt, dust, etc.
STEP TWO: PAINT THE SHUTTER
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.
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
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.