DIY Barnwood Shutters

#DIY #Wooddecor #homedecor #falldecor  

I have been totally inspired by all the shutter projects out there and fell in love with the look of barnwood shutters. Specifically the ones found here. I have looked everywhere and could not find any…so I decided to make my own version. Now, this DIY Barnwood Shutters project would have been a breeze if I would have had some real tools…but I made it work. (Keep in mind I am NOT a builder…so I am sure there is a better way to go about this…lol)

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I went to Home Depot and got some standard (1×3) pine boards. I had them cut them 36″ long. I then got some (1×2) boards that were just at the end of the isle and I took the home and cut them myself. I can’t remember how many of those I bought. I think they were 8 feet long so I bought 2, but not sure. Anyways, I bought miter box and saw to help with my cuts. Now…this is the first time I have used a miter box, and maybe I am just a wimp…but it was so hard. I knew better than to ask my husband….he would have just mocked the idea and said we don’t need barn shutters in our house! :) So I tackled this all on my own. Anyways, this project was kind of just me using trial and error. I cut the boards and then cut cardboard to use as spacers.(I have my measurements diagrammed at the bottom of this post)

I set out my angled piece and put that in place so I knew where I would want my top cross pieces. I clamped these and used liquid nails to set them in place.

After I got them all set in place I used a few finishing nails by hand to secure the pieces. Then I sanded it down a little but wanted to leave these kind of raw. I wanted these to look natural and like old barn shutters uneven and all. I used white paint that I watered down a little so that after I painted them the wood grain would still be visible. Kind of white washed.

For easy hanging, I attached picture hanging wire to the back of each shutter.

And here are my shutters. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out especially since I am such an amateur!

And my current holiday decor.

Here are my rough measurements:

And there you have it, gorgeous DIY Barnwood Shutters!


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    You did such a great job on this. And wonderful styling, too! I’ve been thinking of making some shutters for the outside of my house for a while now. (But since I don’t own any power tools I have been putting it off…)

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    This is perfect! Beautiful job! Don’t tell my husband this is possible since I just bought some shutters at an antique sale last weekend… hehe! I’m a new follower, love your ideas and would love to have you stop by my new blog…

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    Looks beautiful! I love your wreath too! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I’ll be featuring this tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope to see you again on Tuesday night.
    Jenn 😉

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    They look beautiful! Thanks for linking up with us and hope you join us again this Wednesday! Have a happy Thanksgiving!


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    Thank you so much for linking up to Show and Share last week. Make sure to come back this week with your latest project. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I featured your DIY barnwood shutters come on over to see what I had to say and grab a featured button from my sidebar. Thank you.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of YELLOW

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    Thank you for all the tutorials you are offering. There are are number of tutorials that is definitely on my list for trying.

    I love the creativity that you offer.

    It is so inspiring. And I also love reading the comments. There are no boring people here. Everyone I can learn from



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    I came across your blog while blog hopping. Love these shutters! I am pinning this on Pinterest. Actually I’ve been all around your blog and pinning recipes, printables and more. Thanks for everything, love your blog! : )

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    These shutters look great. I thought the ornament in the middle was a nice touch as well. These seems like something that I could try. Thanks for sharing.

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