Shutter Message Board

posted on November 16, 2009 by  |  posted under Crafting, Organization  |  34 Comments

Shutter Message Board
Do you have a nasty old pair of these hanging around?old shutters Well I didn’t. So I went on a hunt. I found them at a second chance building supply store. You can usually find them on craigslist too. I spent $10 for a pair.

Sand, paint, and hang upside down to create an adorable message board. Perfect for all of those wedding invitations, graduation announcements, etc. This time of year it is a perfect Christmas Card display!card shutters 2

The shutters hold papers fairly well on their own. But if you’d like to spice things up….grab a few paper holder clips {is that what they are called}? Mod Podge scrapbook paper or fabric to them and you’ve got some adorable clips to compliment your message board. {These clips could be a cute teacher gift too?}shutter-clip-post

Thanks to Amber at UnnecessaryNecessities for inspiring me on this project. {Isn’t that the cutest name for a project blog? Unnecessary Necessities?! Makes me smile! :)}

Shutter Message Board
    1. November 16th, 2009 at 7:31 pm
      Mod Podge Amy says:
      Hi there! Great project, very cute. :D
    2. November 16th, 2009 at 8:44 pm
      Lisa B. says:
      Red is a favorite color of mine, and what a great project! It looks so cute!!
    3. November 17th, 2009 at 4:32 pm
      Danielle says:
      I still love this project, and am still looking for some shutters!! So very adorable!!
    4. November 17th, 2009 at 9:56 pm
      gail says:
      I love shutter projects. I've done many of these, aren't they handy?

    5. November 18th, 2009 at 1:38 am
      Funky Junk Interiors says:
      LOVE the red shutters! Just love the detail and texture they have. And you've created a very functional use to boot! Wish I could find some in my area. I'll never give up!

    6. November 18th, 2009 at 1:26 pm
      Candice says:
      Oh my goodness...that is SOOO cute! I want some really bad! Off to the habitat reuse store for me!
    7. November 18th, 2009 at 1:38 pm
      Sam says:
      I have 2 shutters in my garage from a left over project. Now all I need is the red paint!!! :)
    8. November 18th, 2009 at 11:39 pm
      Kristin says:
      I am a sucker for shutters...such a cute idea. I will keep my eyes open for these at Goodwill and on Craigslist!
    9. November 19th, 2009 at 2:12 pm
      Kristin says:
      What a great looking memo board! I love binder clips - I have them attached to nearly everything, I swear. I've got a few bifold doors with the slats (here in Jacksonville, FL) if anyone wants to take them off my hands! or maybe I should list them on Craigs List. If I do this project, I certainly wouldn't need all of the bifold doors that I have.

      Excellent idea!
      Kristin - The Goat
    10. November 19th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
      Jane says:
      I love the color you chose for the shutters. Like you mentioned, this would be a great piece for Christmas cards and photos. I've got a pair of shutters I found at the thrift store...I've just been too lazy to paint :-)
    11. November 19th, 2009 at 5:40 pm
      PlantSomeRoots @ Lakewood says:
      I am not a red type of gal, but...I love the look of red on your shutters. They just pop, good job! Thanks for sharing!
      Living it up at Lakewood,
    12. November 19th, 2009 at 7:36 pm
      Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous says:
      Very nice!
    13. November 19th, 2009 at 9:03 pm
      Audra says:
      Love this idea. Been on the look out for some shutters, now I know what I can do with them! Thank you for inspiring me!
    14. November 20th, 2009 at 6:44 am
      patti says:
      Love your shutters, especially the color and the way you use the clips!
    15. November 20th, 2009 at 11:51 pm
      leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville says:
      GREAT idea! I have some of these on my wall, but hjave never thought of putting cards into them! Great deals! Thanks for linking up this week to Thrifty Thursday! Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for being a Bloggeritaville friend!!!I am thankful for you!
      Tales from Bloggeritaville
    16. November 21st, 2009 at 6:01 am
      Ally's Corner says:
      Oh I have been wanting to do this project for a while but can't find any shutters. Yours turned out great.
    17. November 25th, 2009 at 2:45 pm
      Jennifer Allwood says:
      I just lovvvvvvvvve shutters!!!!
    18. November 27th, 2009 at 8:58 pm
      Michelle Rayburn says:
      I love this project! Nicely done and so cheery.

    19. November 28th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
      Tricia Anne says:
      Fabulous! I love the red.
      Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
    20. December 4th, 2009 at 8:49 pm
      Stephanie says:
      I need to copy this idea!!!
    21. December 6th, 2009 at 11:00 am
      Harmony says:
      What a cute idea. Will you make me some for Xmas? Love your site! Have you seen mine? Your cute little ones are all over the kids gallery!
    22. December 15th, 2009 at 3:49 pm
      Nicole says:
      I LOVE this idea but for the life of me I have not been able to find shutters ANYWHERE that are not $40 or more. Any ideas of where I could look because I really want to make these. I've tried craigslist and ebay and all the wood and shutter stores in the Valley.
      • December 15th, 2009 at 5:26 pm
        Shelley says:
        In the treasure Valley? The Second Chance Building Materials Center downtown Boise on Grove street always has a good stock! {you might want to call first,...but I'd bet they have them}. That is where I got mine. Here is the address: 1423 W Grove St Boise, ID 83702. Telephone #(208) 331-2707. Hope that helps! Let me know! :)
    23. April 15th, 2010 at 12:19 am
      Kathryn says:
      I love, love, love these!!! That makes me want to go hunting for some- which would absolutely THRILL (NOT!!) my husband, but I love the idea of reusing something, and it's totally functional. In fact, you put the FUN in "FUN"ctional!! :)
      .-= Kathryn´s last blog ..Making more card kits - this time for the Women's Retreat =-.
    24. July 15th, 2010 at 12:17 pm
      Joanne says:
      I can't believe this was there all the time but it took someone like you to show me how to use my old shutters. Thanks, this is an excellent idea!!!!
    25. September 5th, 2010 at 8:15 pm
      Lois says:
      Ok, so I know this comment is a little late, but I just found this post and I love this idea so much!! I even linked it to my little craft blog. Thanks!!
      .-= Lois´s last blog ..Upcycled Cake Platter =-.
    26. October 11th, 2010 at 12:00 pm
      D'Gee says:
      Love, love, LOVE this! I've had a pair of shudders mocking me for some time. I could not come up with something I'd actually use. My husband has been nagging me to get rid of them but I've held my ground. Yay me! Now I can't wait to get on this project! Thanks!
    27. November 3rd, 2010 at 5:58 pm
      Stacey says:
      I love the color you used! Makes them pop! I hope this is ok, please let me know if it's not, but I just included your post on a shutter inspiration post on my blog. You can find it here...

      Thank you for the inspiration!!!
      • November 3rd, 2010 at 6:21 pm
        Shelley says:
        Of course!! I'm so glad you love it! :) thanks for linking back.
    28. February 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm
      Taylor says:
      Super late, but I obviously just discovered this website! And the best part it's not blocked at work like most of the blogs I try to get on - because yes, I do all my crafting at my office desk!

      I decided to do this, mainly because I hate having things on our fridge! It gets sooo cluttered so fast! But we didn't have the wall space to do it in the kitchen anywhere because of the way we're set up. SO I had the hubby replace the pantry door with swinging shutter doors, installed upside down! LOVE IT!
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