If you’re like me, your counters might be covered with mail and other odds and ends that get tossed down when days are hectic. To help organize my space and decorate at the same time I created this pretty shutter shelf storage. It looks good and can be used as an organizer or as a decorative piece!
- Walnut Hollow Rustic Shutter
- Rustic Crate or CD Crate
- Chalk Finish Paint
- Metallic Glaze
- Wood Glue
- Metal Key
Step one: Paint the shutter and the crate with the chalk finish paint. I used a lovely color from DecoArt that is called Lace. Two applications of the chalk finish paint cover the unfinished wood nicely.
Step two: Place the stencil on the front of the crate, and use stencil tape to hold it in place. Pick up a small amount of the black metallic paste with a stiff brush, and stipple it over the stencil. Continue until the design is complete.
Step three: Use wood glue to attach the crate to the front of the shutter. Allow it to dry for at least 24 hours.
Step four: Nail the metal key onto the top shutter.
My decorative shutter shelf is going to be placed on a counter. I’m going to use it to hold mail and keys. If you plan to hang this on a wall and place anything heavy or breakable in the crate then you’ll need to secure it with something more firm than glue. I’m excited to put this shabby chic decorative piece on my counter. It will look great and help me organize some of my clutter!
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Morena Hockley from Morena’s Corner is crazy about all things retro, vintage, and shabby! Visit her site to see more fun projects made with Walnut Hollow unfinished wood.