Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pinterest WIN: Shutter Mantel

I cant take credit for this Pinterest WIN, my friend Lori did this project this weekend and I wanted to share!

  • 2 old shutters, can find them at a flea market or antique shop (~$10 each)
  • Sanding block
  • Acrylic paint or stain
  • Metal angled shelf brackets
Sand the shutters with a sanding block to remove old paint and stain.

Water down some acrylic paint (black used in picture) or use stain to finish the shutters.

Secure both shutters together with a 90 degree metal shelf bracket on each side.

Now the tricky part, mounting it. In the shown picture, the mortar was drilled out and a plastic plug inserted for the screw to go into. If you aren't mounting it to brick, just screw into the wall. Each application is going to be different. 

 Decorate it to match your motif! :-) 

1 comment

  1. Thanks for sharing! Makes a beautiful mantel! :)