Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Shutter Displays

I love having a way to display the boys' artwork in their rooms and for a while we have been using a length of twine and clothes pins to hold the masterpieces. They were due for an upgrade and I was trying to find a way to add pops of color to their rooms to give them more personality. Thanks to Pinterest an idea was sparked to use old shutters as an organized display.

I found the shutters at the Habitiat for Humanity ReStore in the area for $3.25 each (Do a Google search to find one in your area, you can find some amazing items there, and help support a great cause.), we gave the boys free reign in the spray paint aisle at Home Depot to pick whatever color they wanted, and we used S hooks and small binder clips to hold the art.

Below is the work in progress and finshed products:

Shutters - Before getting sanded down

After a coat of paint - Kaleb opted for bright blue, Julian opted for bright yellow
No picture hangers? Just use the tabs off of soda cans!

"S" hook and binder clip 

Finished product before artwork is added.

Finished product with artwork.

 This was a very easy project to complete with the boys, and really was quite inexpensive. Here's to many more projects to brighten up our home and hopefully inspiration to tackle a project or two of your own.

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