I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July if you live in the US!! Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a fun holiday project (Pinterest Inspired) made from a reclaimed shutter.
First I pulled off the bars on the front of the shutter - the ones you move up and down to open and close the shutters. In order to keep the bars from twirling after the bar is removed, I taped the back of the shutters.
I spray painted the shutterwhite - I did 3 coats.
Next came the fun part!! I used painter's tape to tape off all of the parts I wanted to keep white. I then spray painted the red stripes. Again it took 3 coats.
On the other side of the newspaper is a star I cut out of vinyl. I spray painted that section blue.
I had a little overspray but a little white acrylic paint and paintbrush worked perfectly to cover that up!
I put the shutter in my front yard near my porch. My friend keeps offering to take it off my hands for me!! I had fun making this project, but it was a lot more work than I thought it would be!!