Upcycled Vintage Shutter – Seasonal Display Center

It’s Transformation Tuesday and I’ve had this shutter that I picked up at the Apron Chick’s Sale back in the spring. I hung it up on the wall as it was, waiting for inspiration to strike.

Some of you gave me some fantastic ideas on What Would You Do (WWYD) Wednesday a while back. Someone suggested a memo center and someone else suggested a photo display.

I tried out the photo idea first. I did sort of a fast version by printing some photos on my color laser printer to see if I liked it. My photos weren’t quite the right size, but I liked the concept.

 For the clips, I just attached some scrapbook paper to office clips using 2-sided tape.

But then, Christmas came and I got to thinking how I’d like to decorate that shutter for Christmas since it’s right in the middle of my living room. I had some metal Christmas trees that I had picked up at a yard sale. They had the letters on them, but they weren’t very readable, so I went over them with white. Then, I borrowed a couple of ornaments from my stash.


I still need to do some adjusting, but this is my draft of the Christmas decoration. I’m thinking I’ll try to come up with something seasonal to do on this after Christmas. Like maybe a snowman display. I could save a few snowman ornaments from the tree when I take it down in January and maybe come up with a different saying.

The berry garland was a yard sale find too. I doubt I’ll keep it there forever, but it gave me a great place to hang the metal trees. 

It isn’t a dramatic transformation, but I thought I’d share my progress. I’m always looking for additional ideas, so feel free to share.


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