Shutter Mail Holder

February 23rd, 2009 in member junk     
OldBarnRescue OldBarnRescue, member
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one of our mail organizers made from an old shutter
the old silver knobs can be decorative or help hold keys
the top of an old butter dish serves as a tray for pens, keys, etc.
one of our mail organizers made from an old shutter

one of our mail organizers made from an old shutter


We recently designed several mail holders from old shutters we had gathered.  We promoted them at our holiday show as a way to display Christmas cards, but they can serve their purpose year-round.  We applied thin press board to the back, so mail would not fall through.  To this one we added the top of an old tarnished silver butter dish as a tray to hold keys, pens, etc.  The silver knobs were added to serve as key holders and the old silver buttons helped fill the space on the ends.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Old Barn Rescue Company
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, organizer, whimsical, black, entry, office, silver-metallic, key holder

Comments (11)

BillyJo writes: Oh cool. Thanks so much. I am working on a desk and this is a great idea. Wonder if it will work! If it does it will be done tomorrow! Posted: 2:10 am on May 27th
pofolksdecorator1 writes: SOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! I have one sitting next to me as we speak, I will make one of these! Thank you for the idea. I would sure love to see the others you made...Annie Posted: 12:28 pm on March 30th
junkermidge writes: Great looking shutter organizer. Love all the details you added.
Midge Posted: 10:33 pm on February 27th
MelHow writes: I really like the extra touches - they make all the difference... Posted: 5:56 pm on February 25th
CottageElements writes: Great re-purpose! Don't you love shutters. The butter lid was ingenius!

Lani Posted: 11:12 am on February 25th
JunkArchitect writes: You did a great job on this project. I really like your butter dish cover detail.

Jim Posted: 10:42 pm on February 24th
gilswife writes: Thats a great idea..been wanting some wood shutters ..but cant seem to find them.I did see a set at an antique shop in maine 2 weeks ago but they were 65.00.And call me cheap .. but I wo'nt pay that! ...Donna Posted: 10:15 pm on February 24th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Beautifully done! Your butter tray lid is a really nice touch.
Candy Posted: 2:17 pm on February 24th
SeaGlassLady writes: What a great re-purpose for this attractive shutter! Posted: 8:52 pm on February 23rd
luvstojunk writes: I love the mail holders. I have made a few but they certainly didn't turn out as nice as yours. The key holder is a great addition!:) Posted: 8:39 pm on February 23rd
suewhitney writes: Excellent mail holders! I like the way you have finished them...nice attention to detail!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:24 pm on February 23rd
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