Shutter Headboard

August 9th, 2011 in member junk     
TripodChronicles TripodChronicles, member
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These shutters became a "headboard" complete with "art" for my teenaged nephew.

·   Bought three 60” x 66” old shutters at salvage yard. These will be used as a “headboard” for a full-sized futon. Liked the old beat up look and decided to keep them original.

·   It did test positive for lead paint so after cleaning, I coated it with two coats of clear matte Nansulate lead encapsulation paint.  It’s like painting with Elmer’s glue, but it works well.

·   On the back, brackets were attached to hold the doors together.

·   On top we used a 40” Z-Bar to hang.

·   For changeable “art”, I measured and glued empty cd cases and filled with changeable photos.

·   Thanks to husband who helped with heavy lifting, tools and drilling.  Could not have done it by myself



Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (2)

junkredeemer writes: Always interested in "shutter creations", love it! Posted: 6:06 pm on August 9th
clarerose writes: Gorgeous, I love the combination of plasticy new with the rustic old doors :) Posted: 8:03 am on August 9th
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