DIY Rustic Barn-Style Shutter And Wreath

Holly Grace
by Holly Grace
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Hello my fellow Hometalkers! Today we had just a hint of cooler weather, and when I say hint I mean there was a little bit of a breeze and the air was perfect. This got me thinking of fall… I LOVE FALL! It is my favorite season. I love the weather, the smells, the fairs and apple picking. Fall will be here before we know it, so I thought I would make a rustic piece for my front porch today. This project is so easy and the best part is I used an old pallet to make this barn style shutter. I have been looking high and low for an old style shutter to use as decor on my front porch, and I thought I would end my search and just make one myself.
I found this pallet sitting by the side of the road — one of my favorite places to “shop”.
It is not a full pallet, so it fit quite nicely in my trunk:)

I took out my reciprocating saw, and got to work cutting apart the boards from the middle support.
I love using the recip saw!
After I had all the boards apart, I arrange the three long ones parallel to each other, and then I cut the two shorter support piece to fit the width of the three long boards
I found a long piece of wood from my scrap pile to use for the diagonal board (the Z pattern)
I measured and cut the board to fit.
Now all that was left to do was to attach it all. I used my air compressor and nail gun to do this.
Ta-da! A rustic barn-style shutter
I love my “new” shutter, however, I did think that it needed a punch of color for the upcoming fall season. A simple yellow wreath made from colored burlap You can check out the full blog post to see the tutorial for the wreath.
What do you think? Not bad for a pallet picked up from the side of the road, eh? (That's the Canadian in me coming out lol )
I know it's not fall yet, but I love to be a head of the game. Anybody else getting ready for fall?
Holly Grace
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  • Paula Paula on Jul 29, 2017
    I read you were going to upload the directions for your beautiful yellow wreath. I cannot seem to find it. Can you help? Many thanx.

  • Maxine Marcella Maxine Marcella on Jul 29, 2017
    I would love to have directions to do the wreath, where can I find them? I not a craft person but I would to try making the wreath. It is very beautiful.

    Maxine, Village, Fl

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