DIYP: Make a Cottage Shelf from a Shutter

I've had this set of shutters propped up behind my closet door since last year's garage sale season.

I finally found my inspiration!

I found these two cast iron brackets on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $3 each:

I spray painted them ivory (and a bit of my grass too):

My power-tool loving hubby removed the old hinges.

Next, we put the shelves together and connected them with the brackets:

Like so:

I thought the cottage shelf would look pretty cute over our bed:

I was right.

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