Shutter Memo Board, Version 4



DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

When I shared my pallet wood and shutter memo board back in June, I told you that I had one more version coming up.  

Hopefully, I let enough time pass and you are anxiously awaiting my last memo holder. At least right now its my last…that is until inspiration strikes again.

This time I’m using the shutter half on the left.  It’s the side with 2 ends intact.

Pallet Wood & Shutters

The last  shutter memo board I shared with you back in June (made from the other half of this shutter),  had cubbies made from pallet wood.

Shutter and Chalk Board Memo Holder with Upcycled Bike Fender

Before that, there was this shutter memo board that had a chalkboard, a chalk holder made from a rusty bike fender and caster hooks.

Vintage Shutter Memo Board

And last but not least, was this shutter memo board with a pallet shelf and an old rusty rake head.

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

This memo board is going to feature a magnetic board along with the shutter clothespins.

Remove the slats where the magnet board will go .  If you cut just one side of the slat it will easily pull right out of the sides.

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

The plan was to use an old corrugated piece of metal found in the trash as my magnet board.  I used an Angle Grinder with a cutting wheel to cut the old metal.  

Cut the metal large enough to fit behind the opening in the shutter.

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

I could have left the original paint but this time I’m using a black chalk paint finish so that all my memo boards have their own personalities.

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

Use tacks or heavy duty staples to attach the corrugated metal to the back of the shutter.

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

 

The doorknobs were leftover from the pallet wood centerpieces I had made a few years ago.

A bolt screwed thru the back and E6000 adhesive hold the doorknobs securely in place. 

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

If you want to sand the edges down like I did, make sure you take it outside.  These old shutters have old, probably lead based paint.

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

DIY memo board, upcycled vintage shutter and corrugated metal

OK, I promise that was my last shutter memo board…at least for a while.  

Hopefully one of the memo boards was able to inspire you.  Have a fantastic week.

Shared at Metamorphosis Monday,

DIY Salvaged Junk,

 

3 Comments

  • Cecilia says:

    Ooo, I love this version! I like the tin insert. Do you smooth the edges any? Maybe cutting it the way you do doesn’t leave sharp edges like cutting with tin snips…the door knobs are a nice touch too!

  • Lenore Los Kamp says:

    I’ve been looking at projects here for years, and I’m in awe of your creativity and talent! Thank you for so many great ideas – you’ve been inspirational to me and so many others!
    However, when I was concerned when I read “If you want to sand the edges down like I did, make sure you take it outside. These old shutters have old, probably lead based paint.” Anyone who refinishes furniture should test for lead paint on old pieces. If lead paint is present, please don’t sand it – sanding releases lead onto you and into the air and soil, where it sticks around. It probably won’t hurt an adult, but children’s brains are damaged easily by VERY small amounts of lead exposure. Plus kids could be exposed to lead by touching the sanded surface of a project. If you have a piece with lead paint, and you really love it anyway, seal it with poly or paint (not wax) without sanding, and put a permanent label on it somewhere that the original surface contains lead, so a future remodeler also knows not to disturb the surface. Your state department of public health will have more information on lead exposure and how to avoid it.

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