This is magazine holder one of my favorite shutter repurposing projects. Now, when I say shutter, I usually mean bi folding door. In my curb shopping, I rarely come across true shutters. But many people throw out bi folding doors of all sizes. I cut them in half with the table saw. Then I remove some slats. The way I remove them generally depends on which slats may already be damaged. Then I sand them to "rough" them up. When I paint these projects with a brush, I find that a small brush works best.
These projects can be hung on the wall . . .
I like to embellish my shutter projects with handles and such. They are cheap and easily found at your local Habitat for Humanity Restore. (one of my favorite places to shop)I usually use the claw of a hammer to break out every other slat, and because I never throw anything away, I use the broken slats for many purposes. ie paint stirrers, shims or chalkboard beverage tags.