Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Find-Shutters to Picture Displays


I have been working on projects for my daughter's room lately.  She decided she wanted to keep the paneling up in her room.  I can't stand it but's her room.  We came up with idea of a dark, girly lodge theme for her room.  She wanted lavendar and bright turquoise but I added the brown, cream and touches of gold.  It's not finished but I was able to get her picture displays done.  Red loves to have pictures in her room.  She taped them to her closet door until now.

Here's what I started with:
Two ugly little shutters... They were singles so there were no hinges for me to take off. I found these little guys at an antique shop in my hometown.  I had looked at them a few months ago but had no idea what to do with them.  But then I figured it out!!!
I used Rustoleum's spray paint in Seaside to change the look of these shutters.  Each one got at least 2 coats.  Then I took strips of 3 inch ribbon ( I used ribbon with wired edges but it's not necessary) and hot glued the edges to the back of the shutter.  It created a hanger.  
Now to attach pictures.  I covered simple clothespins in WASHI tape that my daughter chose.  In order to clip the clothespins, we had to open the shutters slightly.  
Here's the finished project:
My daughter is loving these.  I made 2 for her.  Pretty easy little afternoon project, right?  Plus it looks so much more organized than taped to her closet door.

Have fun DIYing!!
Hugs y'all,


  1. Love the finished product & the color. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

  2. Thank you!! And thank you for hosting!