Turn old shutters into a gorgeous fireplace screen

A fireplace screen holds many important functions. It can keep pets or small children away from your fireplace and add attractive design elements to a room during a time of year when you might not be utilizing your fireplace as often. Finding a fireplace screen you like online can be time-consuming, but making one on your own can add an instant makeover to your great room or living room.
Many people have shutters from their home that they're no longer using. Turning your old shutters into an indoor masterpiece requires little time and only a few materials. All you need are the shutters, a couple of tools, some paint, and an afternoon well-spent transforming your home by giving it a quick facelift.
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Materials
- Two sets of shutters in varying widths (in this video we used a three-panel and a two-panel shutter)
- Glass cleaner
- Cleaning rag
- Electric drill/screwdriver
- Pencil
- Home decor chalk
- Paintbrush
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Instructions
1. Lay your shutters on a flat working surface, and clean them thoroughly with glass cleaner, making sure to wipe in-between the slats.
2. Remove the screws and hinges from all of the shutters.
3. Line your shutter boards up every other one — the skinnier width next to a thicker width and so on.
4. Mark the holes where the hinges will fit, and using your electric drill, screw the nails into the shutters connecting them together.
5. Paint the shutters with your home decor chalk, taking care to get between the slats well with the color.
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