Paint (if not already painted)
Tiny Clothespins (I found a large pack at the dollar store!)
Step 1: Use the screwdriver to scrape the paint off any edges. Scrape off more paint near edges and areas that would get normal wear and tear from years of use.
Step 2: Lightly sand the entire piece. Make sure there are no pieces of wood sticking out from areas where the screwdriver was used.
Step 3: Rub the flat side of the putty knife against the shutter to create a gray “used/dirty” look. This might be my favorite step, because it really adds a nice weathered touch.
Step 4: Use a drill to make holes in the back of the shutter for hanging. Or you can purchase metal hooks and attach them to the back.
Step 5: Add tiny clothespins and hang pictures, to-do lists, etc. Hanging the shutter with no clothespins is also an option that would make a great addition to a gallery wall.