I was first inspired by thehappyhomebody and how she uses shutters to hang pictures on and from.. and then i've seen them used plain as wall decoration.. as headboards and the list goes on and on.. recently I saw where somebody ( and for the life of me i cant remember who.. i'll give proper credit later) used a shutter to hold magazines. And thats when i decided what to do with mine... I combined two ideas that i found in blogland. The other day while reading through thediyshowoff blog , which is really great for DIY'ers.. lots of good ideas.. anyway I saw this post where the diy'er used alphabet stickers and made a really cool alphabet chair. I had purchased some chipboard alphabet at walmart on clearance and knew they would be perfect for this project.
So to begin with I picked out all the letters to spell "magazines" and glued them across the top using tacky glue. After that i spray/primed with gray primer, let it dry and used Bahama Sea spray paint to finish it up.. applied 2 saw tooth hangers on each side on the back and hung 'er up.. thats it ,, easy as pie and now i have a place for all those magazines... I hung the other shutter as is and it looks good too for what it is.
I dont have a before shot,, but it was a white shutter,, just imagine it,,