I have had this plantation shutter for a long, long time. I don’t even remember where I got it. I’ve never really had an idea of how to repurpose it until I saw something at Cracker Barrel that gave me an idea for my upcycled shutter.
This was my inspiration for this upcycled shutter project. My shutter was larger, so I chose to do my phrases a little different.
I didn’t take a picture of my project before I started, but it was just a large plantation shutter similar to these.
I removed the tilt bar and added a scrap piece of thin wood to make the louvers stationary.
I used Heirloom Traditions Buttermilk Chalk Type Paint to give my repurposed plantation shutter a nice vintage look. I used some Heirloom Traditions clear wax.
I designed my words in the Silhouette program using the Gabriola Font in a size of 135. I did all of the phrases, and just let some hang out off of the working page. Then I just moved them when I wanted to cut them out.
I used brown vinyl (from Silhouette) and took advantage of the easy transfer method using painter’s tape. You can transfer several lines reusing the same piece of tape. I like the gentler hold of the painter’s tape compared to transfer material for small items like this.
Voila! here is the end result! This was a quickie project that I did a couple of months ago. I have a two larger projects in the works, but I need a break in the hot weather to wrap them up.
I love how it turned out, and I wonder why it took me so long to repurpose this plantation shutter.
I hope I’ve inspired you to do your own repurposed shutter project!
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