Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Shutter Project



I started with this old shutter that I bought at Canton (in the junk section) for $1. I'm not sure if that's a good price. But it sounded good to me. I cleaned it up with a little soap and water and a damp cloth.


Then I made a bunting using a placemat where I held down a length of twine down with clothespins. Then I stuck my triangles on top using Zip Dry. (P.S. I inked the edges of all the triangles, just cause, that's how I roll. And I started with a 4 inch square. It just depends on your shutter, or whatever you're adding a bunting to, but that size worked best. Scale is important).


Then I taped my bunting in place.

Then I added twine, clothespins and photos. Originally, I had clothes pinned 3 photos on one strand of twine. But that was just too much. So I edited.

Editing is so important! I leave things up for a while before I stick with it. And like with the bunting, I used tape before I used  a staple gun to make it final.



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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Inking the edges IS how you roll! It's like your little tradmark :).
Tricia

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

I LOVE this!! LOVE!!

Sarah Larsen said...

This is such a great idea! So creative!!!

Make sure you stop by and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party.
Can't wait to see more posts.
http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/07/flaunt-it-friday-4_12.html

Sarah@
www.blissfulbucketlist.com

Tamsyn said...

I love this so much! The bunting is a really sweet touch :)

Liz Fourez said...

I saw this featured at Lil Luna and had to stop by to say awesome job! I need to go find me a shutter now!

Carrie Barron said...

This is fabulous! I really like the bunting. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Carrie
http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

Sarah Larsen said...

Featured this on my Flaunt It Friday link party this week! :) Make sure you grab a button!

Sarah@
www.blissfulbucketlist.com

Baked In The South said...

Love this idea! I just bought an old shutter too and had no idea what to do with it! I am so trying this! We would love to have you link up some of your projects at our party!

http://baked-inthesouth.blogspot.com/2012/07/made-it-by-monday-link-party.html

Sarah said...

What a cute project. I never can find old shutters, I must not be looking hard enough. I think it was smart to cut back on the photos. The simplicity is what makes it so beatiful.

If you get a a chance I would love it if you would share this tute at my Pin Party.

http://www.sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/pintastic-monday-link-party-1.html

Baked In The South said...

featured your lovely shutter on my blog today! thanks for sharing!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I think a dollar sounds like an awesome price for a shutter. It looks amazing as it's "after". Love the bunting! Thanks for sharing it on A Crafty Soiree, I've featured you in the newest one up tonight at midnight. Please come by and check it out!

Healthy Branscoms said...

Very pretty! Love it! I am new to your blog and stopping by from Kelly's Korner. :) Erin
www.healthybranscoms.com

Jennifer said...

I really love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

lfisher said...

How cute! Love this idea!


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srpprcrftr said...

Only A $1 for a shutter that size? The thrift stores are getting wise to what we do with things like that so the prices have gone crazy for shutters. That looks like a great one. It's hard to even find them anymore. Must be all the re-doers are grabbing them up?
I tend to hoard my shutters now for a project I really want until I can find more. My hubs made me a great shelf for living room wall last year and I just love it. The shutter was used on the bottom part against the wall and I had 2 brackets I'd been hoarding for years used for the braces on the shelf. I'm sure getting alot of mileage of that shelf, it's my mantel.

Christine Bell said...

I love it! Found your link over at Sweet Sharing Monday.

I hope you'll drop by I Dig Pinterest soon!

Christine @ http://idigpinterest.blogspot.com

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

It looks great! I love how it came out. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

Krista @thehappyhousie said...

It looks absolutely adorable... I love it and I LOVE the buntings!! Too cute:)
Krista

Leslie Lambert said...

Love this...just a fabulous idea! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html

Finding Home said...

Sweet project - thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

Crystelle Boutique said...

I love it! It's the perfect balance between pendants and photo's... Good work, my friend! Happy mothers day!!..… :)

hugs xx
Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique