Happy Accidents...Shutter Project Gone Haywire

August 4th, 2012 in member junk     
CleverJunk CleverJunk, member
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 Once upon a time, there was a perfectly good wooden shutter.  I decided to give it one of my multi-layered distressed finishes.  After several layers of paint and crackle, I was doing a little distressing with my palm sander and the vibration was more than the little shutter could handle and the whole thing fell apart.  

 

On to Plan B....a little wood glue, clamp, and blue tape and the frame is back together.  Okay, so I could have turned this into a chalkboard, cork board, or mirror frame but being the detail oriented person that I am, I wouldn't want all those exposed holes without them looking intentional.  So I just drilled the holes all the way through the frame on both sides and used the holes to weave twine to create a photo frame.  

 

I used the frame to display my handmade cards but I think it would look great with black and white or sepia photos or concert ticket stubs.

 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Sherri Spear
posted in: member junk, , picture holder, green, shabby chic, shutter

Comments (5)

TinTinJunkFan writes: Nice save! Love what you did with this! Posted: 2:13 pm on August 27th
BillyJo writes: NICE TECHNIQUE. I LOVE THE DOORS AND WINDOWS TOO!
:-) BILLYJO Posted: 9:28 am on August 5th
CottageElements writes: Our Saturday member feature is this "Happy Accident" by CleverJunk. I love how this turned out! Sometimes these accidents turn into the best pieces! Way to go!

~Lani Posted: 9:03 am on August 4th
CleverJunk writes: Thanks, now I just have to figure out what to do with all the louvres...any ideas?
I've done herb markers before but would like to do something different...I have an idea brewing but will have to see how it develops. Posted: 1:44 pm on August 3rd
NDJunkGirl writes: What a great story and ending project! I can totally relate to your mishap and love the way you still made this into a cool piece. Fun!

-Andrea Posted: 7:51 am on August 3rd
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