a handmade mother’s day gift

I decided this year, for mother’s day, to do something a little different.

My sister in law had a little something like this hanging in her bathroom, and I remember eyeing it about a year ago, thinking I totally wanted to make one: the perfect little garden shelf/jewelry holder/bathroom shelf for the space in need of a little umph. So, what better opportunity than mother’s day? A collection of salvaged upcycled into something useful.

I’ve had this collection of crusty white shutters for a while now. So, I rescued them from their long occupied spot in the garage, along with two pieces of wood, and decided to compose a piece for the wall. Want to make one? Here’s what you’ll need:

1. A piece {or two} of wood {the depth of the shelf will be dependent upon how large your brackets are.} + brackets {two}

2. A stain and sponge {I used walnut in the Minwax line}

3. Old shutters that you see everywhere you turn in the fleamarket/garage sale/thriftstores.

* you will also need: {not pictured but painted blue in the finished piece} a 9″ key rail {you can find this in the hardware section of home depot}

• a picture hanging kit + screws

*before I began assembly, I attached the picture hanging kit on the back of the shutters.

1. I stained the pieces of wood {which I cut and adjusted to size when I was ready to start building.} + I also painted the key rail for a touch of blue, as shown above.

2. + 3. Busting out the handy dandy screw driver, I simply lined up the brackets and the wood, and screwed them in. I then eyeballed the {now painted} key rail and attached it, as well.

TADA! salvaged pieces to create a unique piece of art for your momsie. {my mom and mother in law may or may not be receiving these as a gift.*}

*that was a default distraction tactic. Wouldn’t want to ruin any surprises.

And there you have it! A simple, handmade, versatile, salvaged piece of art for your home. A fun gift to give to yourself, or any other mom you may know.

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10 Responses to a handmade mother’s day gift

  1. laura says:

    how adorable! you’re so creative!!!!

  2. Mary B says:

    Love it…. Such a cute idea and it seems so simple

  3. Awesomely awesome. Looks easy too! Lovey, love, love.

  4. Tote says:

    Great idea!!

    Susan

  5. I love this!! I actually have a set of old shutters that I could totally do this with. Can’t wait to show my hubby! Maybe I can get him to do it for me! LOL!

  6. Emily says:

    You have one lucky mom! Found you via Tip Junkie!:)

  7. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a adorable shelf! Great tutorial and totally do-able for anyone. Thanks for sharing. Not sure how I’ve been missing your blog, but I’ll be following along now!

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