Barn Door Shutters

I can’t believe I made these shutters.  They were pretty easy, just time consuming.  No nails too!  I began using Gorilla Glue, but it expanded way too much and the glue stuck to the glass on my counter as well.  You can see the line of glue on the glass in the third photo above.  I painted the boards with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint & Wax first.  After finding out my problems with Gorilla Glue, I found a bottle of this Liquid Nails and it worked like a charm!

Be creative,


  1. Super cute, Shannon! I’ve never used Gorilla Glue … If I ever do I’ll have to keep the expanding in mind!

  2. I love them! You will have so much fun decorating them for Christmas.

  3. Those are beeeeuuuuttttiiiiiifuuuulllll! I love those and your mantel!

  4. Cheryl Beaty says

    I was about to ask where you finally found the shutters until I got to the bottom of your post. I ma so impressed. You certainly have adopted my motto for life: “Where there is a will there is a way.” I am so proud of you. Love, Mom

  5. Looove these! They are $60 each at lowes and I like yours better!! Can you tell me what kind of wood you used and sizes of wood? Those clamps are fantastic! So you just put liquid nails on the insides of each of the boards?

  6. Nice post. Thanks for sharing it.
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  1. […]   I repainted the stocking holder frames with my Chalk Paint to match my barn door shutters I made {read more about that project here.} […]

  2. […] This family photo was my favorite of all the ones taken.  My Christmas gift from the hubster included this beautiful canvas.  I really wish I could hang the canvas up on the stone centered in between the top of the shutters and the mantel.  Problem is, I don’t want to drill 2 holes into the stone for screws in order to hang it up.  I contemplated using the command strips, but I really believe the canvas would be too heavy for those.  This is my compromise even though I really think the shutters are too tall for the photo.  It’s my fault since I made the shutters.  You can see how here. […]

  3. […] Not to toot my own horn, but I’m really enjoying the barn door shutters I made. […]

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