DIY Window Shutter Mail Organization
In the age of going paperless it seems that we still get a lot of mail at our house. So how do we keep the counters clean and organize all this paper? We transformed window shutters into an organizer that hangs in our kitchen and organize the mail. Junk mail gets recycled and the important items get placed into the appropriate shutter. The shutter is also a great way to display mail that you are proud of i.e. save the dates, Christmas Cards, Valentines Day cards or even just letters and postcards from loved ones.
I found this shutter at the Brimfield antique show they had taken it of a barn that had been badly damaged by a tornado. It was actually a long shutter so I cut it in half painting both halves.
I measured the inside edge of the shutter and cut the wood down to size. Draw a line on the back of the wood marking every 3rd shutter. Not only stapling the plywood into place but also stapling along the line for every 3rd shutter. This will create a stop for the mail so it does not slip fully into the organizer and become trapped in between the shutter and the wood.
For the full tutorial make sure to stop by http://weekendcraft.com/journal/diy-window-shutter-mail-organizer
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Published January 13th, 2014 10:45 AM