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
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
Step 3: Remove Excess Paint
Step 4: Add Cardboard Backing
Step 5: Glue Shutter Panels in Place
1. Tape the bottoms of the shutter panel to the cardboard backing. You want the tape to cover the gap between the shutter panel and the cardboard. You will see why in the next step. Use masking tape or painters tape so it doesn't ruin the cardboard or paint.
2. Drop beads of glue down each opening so there is a bead of glue touching the shutter panel and the cardboard. I used four beads of glue for each panel.
**Now you can see why you want the tape to cover the gap -- you don't want the glue dripping down the board.