Turn basic shutters into a cute headboard. This easy DIY project will add style to your bedroom.

June 09, 2015

What You'll Need

  • Two shutters
  • Newspaper
  • Spray primer
  • Metallic spray paint (we used Krylon)
  • Spray sealant
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Batting
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Fabric glue
  • Wood screws
  • Level
  • Pencil

How to Make It

1. Lay shutters face-up on newspaper in a well-ventilated area. Spray with two coats of primer, allowing 2 hours of dry time between coats. Apply two coats of metallic paint, allowing 2 hours of dry time between coats. Apply two coats of sealant, allowing 2 hours of dry time between coats.

2. When painted shutters are completely dry, bring them inside and lay them on a flat surface. Measure the inside of each panel and cut fabric to fit each opening, adding 1/2 inch on all sides to accommodate batting.

3. Place an even amount of batting inside one shutter panel, enough to cover the entire area. Center a piece of fabric over the batting. Attach the fabric to the batting along the edges with hot glue. Once the fabric is attached, secure the corners and along the top with a staple gun.

4. Repeat Step 3 for the remaining panels, working left to right and top to bottom. If necessary, trim excess fabric so the edges are neat.

5. Cut ribbon to fit exactly inside each shutter insert along the top, bottom, and sides. Attach ribbon to all edges with fabric glue; let dry. Repeat for remaining panel inserts

6. Hang from wood screws. Measure 1 inch from the inside top edge of the first shutter, making sure screws are level. After the first shutter is hung, measure for the next screws so there is no space between the top and bottom shutters. When hung, the shutters should look like one large piece.


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