I had a few old shutters from my parents old house laying around and a friend and I started talking about making storage from an old shutter so this is what we came up with! She needed it because she wants to store craft supplies for some children she watches and tutors each week. This project turned out really cute and was very easy and affordable.
- one old shutter
- white primer paint/second coat acrylic paint
- (4) hooks from lowes (only $1.50/ea.)
- (4) tin buckets from the dollar tree (only $1.00/ea.)
I had already used white primer on these shutters last summer when I wasn’t pregnant so I did an easy second coat in some waterbase, non-toxic acrylic white. Next, I measured my spacing out between hooks so that the buckets would have enough room to hang freely. I marked the hook placement and screwed them into the shutter. To attach it to the wall, I simply drilled holes into the shutter and used screws to hang it.
The whole project was really simple and not very time-consuming. These buckets would look cute in a classroom, bathroom, on a fence with flowers in them and of course I think they make great playroom storage for art supplies!!
What do you think??
I wanted to write a review on the work that Amy did at my house. She turned my messy living room into a fun, colorful room that is both welcoming to adults and children. I love the buckets with the shutter, as well as the daughter sign she made for me. I can’t wait for her to do room number two. At first I was just going to have her come back and hang some picture frames and move furniture around, but after giving it some thought I decided I want a whole room make over, like she did with the front room. So I’m collecting ideas I want for the TV room and when she is ready, probably couple months with the new baby, I will definitly be using her to redo room number 2. All good things are worth the wait.
I have had a lot of fun working with you so far! You are extremely creative with tons of great ideas. Can’t wait to do more!