Good evening everybody! 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 shorted 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.
This wreath is easy to make. I cut the burlap into strips, and then all I did was slid it up from the underside of the wire wreath frame and then twist it and tie with a piece of wire.
I put a hook onto to my shutter so that I could hang my wreath on it.
Viola! What do you think? Not bad for a pallet picked up from the side of the road, eh?