Friday, February 5, 2010

I shutter to think of the possibilities!


A few years ago, we replaced the shoddy, water-damaged wood shutters in our den. 


I couldn't just toss out these worn out window coverings, so I stuck them up in the attic.  Recently, one of my crafty friends came over.  We tried to think of something unique to alter.  It was then that I remembered the old shutters I had stored away.  Well, one trip to the craft store to pick up some magnet sheets, hooks and sandpaper, and we were off and running! 

We each created a beautiful, useful and artistic note holder/message board.  After sanding, painting, stamping, nailing, and mod-podging, it was time for the embellishments:  a few Prima flowers, faux leaves, buttons, ribbons, antique cup hooks, and chipboard letters.  Voila!  Not only is it useful, it really jazzes up the side of our kitchen cabinet!  
                                                                        
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25 comments:

  1. very cute! Could I have the tutorial you mention? Thanks!

    rebeccasmith215 at g mail dot com

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  2. Adorable! I also would love a copy of the tutorial, please :) staceyloo99 at yahoo dot com Thanks!!

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  3. Would love to receive the tutorial (webbhayley@aol.com) now just have to find some shutters.

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  4. I'd love the tutorial if you don't mind... semalee4pg@gmail.com I need a creative outlet :)

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  5. Tutorials coming within a few days!

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  6. I would also love to have the tutorial. It is so cute! SuperG2219@aol.com

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  7. i want to make one!! Super cute!!

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  8. forgot to write my email...oops! jensenmama09@yahoo.com

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  9. Hope everyone above received the tutorial I emailed. If anyone else is interested, leave a comment with your email address and I will send it to you.

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  10. I would love the turotial as well!

    jillhayes06 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks!

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  11. Oh I would love this tutorial. Thank you!

    stdogz at hotmail (dot) com

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  12. i would love the tutorial. i have been saving some shutters for 20+ years knowing there HAS to be something cool to make with them! busymom8 at gmail dot com

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  13. Hi "Busymom8" - are you Jenn? (I checked out your blog!) I had also saved my shutters because I knew, one day, I would find something creative to do with them! So I am glad you are going to alter one or more of your shutters. Please send me a photo of yours when you have completed it! Look in your email for the tutorial
    Doreen

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  14. oh my gosh i love this! i would love to make this, can i please get the tutorial you mentioned?

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  15. Ana - I need your email to send the tutorial. :)

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  16. Doreen, that IS cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I'm your newest follower (:

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  17. I would love to make one of these! I'm always looking for ways to be organized and what a lovely decoration in the home as well!! Could you send me the detailed directions?

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  18. This is such a creative idea! I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-8.html


    PS: I am your newest Linky Follower!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  19. I love this. Would you mind emailing me the tutorial as well. I'm curious to know what you used on the back so your items don't fall through the slats.

    dwalker{AT}pga{DOT}com

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  20. I am in the middle of trying to do this now and can't figure out how the shutter pieces will stay in place once I remove the bars that make them move. Can you tell me how you did it?
    Thanks!
    friendfamily7@verizon.net
    Robin

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  21. so cute! you did a fabulous job on your shutter!

    love the embellishments.

    gail

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