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DIY cedar shutters tutorial

Hello friends! So happy to be stopping by again from Making it in the Mountains, where I blog about our journey to renovate our first fixer upper to create the {farmhouse} of our dreams!

Since popping in to share my book page garland last month, I’ve had a ton of questions about the beautiful cedar shutters I showed it draped over. Y’all have been asking for a tutorial, so today, I’m so happy to show you just how quick and easy those rustic shutters were to whip up!

Beautiful DIY Shutters!

To make each shutter, I started with 3 cedar deck boards cut to my desired length, which for me, was 4 feet. I laid them all out side-by-side and then cut two shorter boards that would lie across them all, one for the top of my shutter and one for the bottom – these two pieces are what will actually hold the shutters together. I used some clamps to hold my cross boards in place, turned it all over and, with a couple of screws, I attached the longer boards to each of the cross boards beneath. Screwing first through the longer boards, and then into the cross board, allowed for the screws to stay hidden, so they were’t visible from the front of my shutter.

DIY Shutters

DIY Shutters

DIY Shutters

Once it was all together, I gave it all a quick wipe down with this natural danish oil to bring out the grain and protect the wood.

I think they look so pretty sitting on top of this beautiful buffet table in my new office space! But really, there and SO many ways I could put these to work all over the house!

Farmhouse Style Book Page Garland | www.makingitinthemountains.com



These rustic shutters were so quick to whip up, I’m already planning to build a few more to throw in with my holiday decor.

Farmhouse Fall Centerpiece | www.makingitinthemountains.com 

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!

Cute cute cute! Love Kristi’s office space mucho,

Gorgeous farmhouse style office!

and her gorgeous DIY Chalkboard Painted Wall!

CUTE Green DIY Chalkboard Wall! Love!

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  1. This is such a fantastic blog, I love it and am consistently pinning. I see posts that attract me in a link party for example and of course its Lollyjane.

    I have been wanting shutters for eons and the are ridiculously pricey where I live. You solved a problem and I thank you.


  2. Kristi does such a beautiful job with her decor and these shutters are no exception. I really like the chalkboard wall as well.

  3. Hi Kristi, I have an china display cabinet similar to yours in your office. I was wondering how you painted the filigree on the outside door of the cabinet. Did you remove the filigree or what. I;m having an awful time trying to paint the filigree and clean the glass. Any suggestions??

  4. Hi Kristi, just hopping back to let you know that you will be featured at SYC tomorrow.

  5. Yay, so glad you shared the tut. I’ve been meaning to make some shutters for a while now but for some reason I just haven’t gotten around to it. This was the inspiration I needed. Thank you ladies

  6. Thanks for sharing the how to’s for these great shutters with SYC. Love them!!

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