Repurpose an old window shutter into a chic mail sorter! Its a great way to keep your mail organized and it makes great wall decor.
I live with 4 roommates and our mail piles up so quickly. I made this as a solution to cut back on the clutter.
Step 1: Supplies
Window Shutter - you can find them a salvage yards, yard sales, on craigslist, freecycle, etc...
Paint - I used acrylic paint
Glue - I used Gorilla Glue
Drawer Handle - this was for an embellishment, feel free to get creative with your embellishment
Wire - to mount our shutter
***There was a bar going down the center of the shutter that I removed so all of the shutter panels could move freely 306 degrees in any direction. I did this so I would have more space to fit mail, but you will have to fix this later in the project.
Step 2: Paint Shutters
Paint shutters any color you like! I mixed the existing colors in the acrylics kit to get these pretty colors. I think they go together nicely.
Step 3: Remove Excess Paint
I was a little lazy in painting the shutters and got a good amount of paint on the main frame. Since the shutter is plastic I used some rubbing alcohol to remove the paint.
Step 4: Add Cardboard Backing
I cut two pieces of cardboard and glued them to the back of the shutter (the side that will be up against the wall). Make sure all your shutter panels are facing the same way before you glue the cardboard down because you won't be able to change the direction they are facing once the backing is on.