Sunday, May 9, 2010

Shutter Project - A New Twist

Ok ladies, here is a new kind of project I put together for an old window shutter. It gets tons of compliments every time someone walks in and sees it. And, the best part is how easy it was to do. I found this old shutter for $2 at a flea market.

I went down to the home improvement store and bought some chain and hooks.

The I went into the lumber department and bought some "H" molding. This type of molding is what they use when joining together sheets of redwood lattice to make a lattice wall. It comes in 8' lengths and is really cheap.

I cut the H channel into the lengths to fit across the shutter.

I then used the bottom of some different kinds of crystal glasses to space them out.

Once I had the spacing correct, I screwed them down into place, and added the chain.



I used 6 plant hooks to attach it to the ceiling. Sometimes I decorate it with grapevine or a little greenery and light it with small clear Christmas lights. Right now it hangs above our buffet.

This is a pretty easy project to do. Most hardware stores will cut your chain to length for you. All you really need is a saw and a drill. I carry several great cordless drills in my online store if you need one. Try out this neat project and let me know if you have questions. I am here to help.


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52 comments:

Mandi said...

That is sooo cool! I love wine/glass racks. Been lookin' forever for one.

And also Happy Mother's Day to you lovely ladies! Fell upon your blog this week (and as I am seriously obsessed with learning all the tools "only a man" can use, I'm sooo up on this!).

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

What a fun project! It looks fabulous!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Ok Rory your killing me- when my husband comes to pick me up from the shoppe- I am going to have him take me to the Lowes to buy that stuff and give it a try - I love it. I so will never make money at this little shoppe i opened-with all of these amazingly great ideas (i must try)..
Love it..
Karryann thanks again for sharing my doggy bed-all of your super nice compliments..

Stephanie Lynn said...

Rory, Love this!! Super cool - Would love if you linked this up too!! {to the party} This is a genius idea!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great idea! Awesome!
*hugs*deb

Amanda said...

That's awesome! I love how you used that!

Linda said...

Really great project~thanks for sharing!

LisasCraftiqueBoutique said...

What a great idea. I have a bunch of old shutters sitting in my garage and am always looking for new ways to reinvent them. Great job!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Rory, I love this project. Super cool and looks fantastic! I'll be featuring your wine rack today. Thanks ao much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. You can pick up a faetured button if you like. Thanks again! This is fabulous! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Shayna @ Texas Monkey said...

How creative and so neat, I love this idea! Thank you for showing us.

Kaysi said...

WOW!!! What a great idea!

Alix said...

WOW! I absolutely LOVE it! I just bought shutters when I went to the flea market for my laundry room window but they wont fit so this would be a great project.

Thanks for sharing!

JHill said...

It turned out beautifully. Thanks for letting us know all the different materials needed too.

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills Party!

Wendy said...

What a neat idea!

Sandra said...

I love this!

Sandra said...

I love this!

Sailing Simply said...

I love this! Excellent idea!

Kim said...

Beautiful job!

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

WOW! That looks great.

I'd love to have this linked to my weekly link party "Make Your Style Mondays"

www.avidaccents.blogspot.com

Manang Kim said...

Wow that is awesome!

My Cardinal

{All Thingz Related} said...

Love it as always! :) Thanks for joining us again for another great Anything related!
~Bridgette

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

wow!! unbelievable!! That is one of the best shutter projects I have ever seen. Just Beautiful!

Jill said...

How creative and thrifty!!

Katie said...

That is so cool! I have some old shutters - just trying to figure out where to put it.

TheSmithHotel said...

Always love to see what people do with old shutters! Great idea!

thanks for sharing,
Jody

Veryirie said...

Clever idea and so well done!

Mandy said...

wow - a great look! thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

RedHeadedStepChild said...

I love it! You're a genius! I wonder if this could work in my kitchen??? Off to dream...

Leslie said...

What an amazing idea! Thanks for linking it to Hoo's got talent!

Kate said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! I love this idea. Am so happy I found your blog though Make My Style Mondays and have decided to follow you. Come check out websterupdate.blogspot.com and say hi if you have a moment :)

Brianna! said...

This is so so sooooo GORGEOUS and Clever!!
I love it...Can't wait to have my own place so I can do little projects like this.

xoxo
bB

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

WOW OH WOW!! Love it!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea! I saw your post over at Reinvented and thought I would stop by!

Jan said...

How cool is that??! LOVE it!

Stopping by from Thrifty Thursday!

Jane said...

That is so cool! and a perfect solution for my home.
Thanks for sharing!
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Ocean Peg said...

Cute idea. I make wine glass necklace holders and you make another type of wine glass holders.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

ror- that is awesome!!!! i love it! i wish i had a place in my little house for one. what a fantastic idea!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Awesome idea...thanks for sharing with all of us!

Blessings,
Linda

bequi said...

I don't have any wine glasses, but that's a great idea!

Lori said...

Total coolness... we made a wine rack and underneath a wine glass holder.

Great idea, and I see why people love it.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

Pat Harris said...

Great idea and could be done with any size shutter for smaller homes, too. Very creative.

L ~DIY Diva~ said...

Thanks for linking this to Make My Style Mondays.
Im featuring this DIY in my link party wrap up today. Come on over and grab a button.

www.avidaccents.blogspot.com

~L~

Jules said...

I love this idea! Super creative : )

Lisha said...

Unique and creative----I like that!
Lisha

Lanie Ree said...

Whoa, I totally wasn't expecting that! It's so elegant.

Thanks for linking this up to A Little Creative Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Thank you...you have just solved one of my problems....can't wait to duplicate your project!!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Awesome Rory, I love that you left the old chippy paint on. Looks like you're ready for a party!

Thanks again for linking up to My Backyard Eden.

Rita May said...

That is very clever!
Rita

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

What a creative idea, I love it!

Fawnda said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured you here:

http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-spotlight-soys-27-favorites.html

This is Awesome! :)

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Wow! You are so busy!!! This is a great idea! Thanks for linking up!!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Are you kidding me???? That is so great! I want to be you when I grow up!!