Friday, December 2, 2011

Shutter Up!

I think this might have been one of my first pins on Pinterest and I knew I would be making my very own come Christmas time.

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I love Christmas cards. Both sending and receiving but struggle with displaying them. I keep them every year but I would like to have them out somewhere at least for the holidays. That is where this lovely project came in. Super simple depending on your materials. Here's how I did it:
  1. Find shutter. This sounds easier that it was for me. I checked out my local RE-Store but no dice (I think everyone had the same idea I did). Instead I used a bi-fold door that I picked up for free off Craigslist and cut the shutter part off. You can't tell the difference so I didn't care. 
  2. Paint. Whatever color pleases you. I picked something that didn't clash with my decor so I could keep it up all year long but that also looked Christmasy.
  3. Hang. Preferably near a door if you are using it for practical purposes. 

My shutter was super long which made it fit in perfectly in that weird little space between the front door and the window. I used RustOleum's Moss Green. The only real trick with this is making sure you hang it the right direction so that the cards actually slip in correctly.

It is great for letters out or in and as I get more Christmas cards it will look even more festive!

We are planning to get our Christmas tree this weekend. I can't wait! Anyone else getting theirs? Or do you all already have one?


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  1. I have bifold doors with a shutter like pattern, and I always put my Christmas cards there to display!

  2. I love this! I've been having trouble finding shutters and doors at my Re-Store. Hate that! Love the color you chose too. So pretty!

    I'm visiting from Amanda's.

  3. I love this idea. Perfect for displaying Christmas cards and other stuff after the holidays.

  4. That is so fun and absolutely perfect for that spot!