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I love shutters and Italy. So When I was creating this project I had those two inspiring thoughts in my mind. When you go to Tuscany there are lots of pots and shutters everywhere

Patios and balconies are always a space for a flower-pot in a Tuscan window. I collect antique shutters and re-do them. Here’s one of my 18th-century shutter which  I will create a Tuscan Shutter Garden.



  1. Shutter
  2. Paint
  3. Wagner studio power sprayer
  4. Clay Pots
  5. Flowers
  6. Drill
  7. Mason bit



When painting my old shutters, I sand it lightly to remove any debris.

I did not remove the dark paint because I wanted the edges to show some of the old paint.



STEP 1: Spray Paint The Shutter

Aim the Wagner Studio Pro Sprayer about 6 inches away for even spray. Because the shutter was a green color, I had to spray twice. Afterward, I sanded edges to show some of the aged wood.


Once the shutter is dried. I sprayed the flower pots with one quick coat. Let dry and sand them to give a distressed look.


STEP 2: Drill The Holes


Use a Mason bit in the drill. Drill on the top part of the pot and hold the drill firmly for about 5 minutes until the hole is formed. Don’t worry it won’t shatter. After the hole is drilled get the S hook and hang pots on the shutter.



STEP 3: Fill Pots with Flowers



Fill the pots with garden soil and add the plants.



Will you be making your own shutter garden any time soon? Check out the Wagner Studio Pro Paint Sprayer it’s an amazing high power sprayer with even coverage. If I had painted the shutter by hand it would have taken me a few days of painting. This was really quick! I took me less than 2 hours with dry time. I could not believe my eyes!


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This is a sponsored post by Wagner Power Sprayer. All opinions are my own.

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  1. This is brilliant, Maria! Those little pots are so sweet. I would never have known you can drill holes in them. What a great accent for your porch!

    1. Drilling holes does take a few minutes to do, but its not to bad. I was happy it di d not crack.

  2. That is sooo cute Maria! Love the old world look you created with paint & rust powder. The pots look so good against the shutter now. Looks like something you would find in a garden shop! Pinned & posted to G+

    1. Thanks Florence, it does look like something from my local garden shop! but they charge a fortune, hmmmm maybe ill sell it to them. lol

  3. Great garden project, Maria,
    Love how your shutter turned out! {Now I think you need a second one for elsewhere in the garden! ;)}
    I pinned several photos over to my Garden Projects board and on my Tailwind acct.

    I’ll have to look into picking up a Wagner spray painter in the near future, thanks!
    Barb 🙂

    1. Barbara, I do have another shutter that I could make another one, its quite easy with the sprayer. I may do it for the otherside of the house. Hugs

  4. Maria, the shutter repurpose is spectacular. They look so rustic good the way you have painted them. The flower pots also complement them nicely. I love that shot of the bee!!

  5. Oh, wow! How pretty! This project would be perfect for my old rock farmhouse. There’s a spot right by the front door that always needs a bit more color. -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    1. Your home would be perfect for this shutter, the grounds are so pretty! I can see them in your photos

  6. Maria, your porch is beautiful. I love this shutter project!

  7. What a stunning project! That sprayer made the project so much quicker and cleaner. I wouldn’t want to paint all those edges.

  8. Lovely! This would be such a great way to garden if you are tight for space. What a beautiful idea.

  9. This is so gorgeous! I want to make some for my porch!

    1. Its very easy to make with the paint sprayer, otherwise it can be tedious painting.

  10. This is so pretty Maria. The painted shutter is so quaint, I am on the hunt for a spray painter to do several outdoor projects as soon as it warms up. Thank you for the recommendation.

    PS. Does the Bee have a modelling agent, he does perfect work, the shot was perfect.

    Have a good week and thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Love this Maria! It is perfect for someone with a small space to add some greenery. So pretty<3 Thanks so much for sharing it at the Inspiration Galore Project Party.

  12. Maria, your Tuscan Shutter Garden is lovely. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. I’ll be featuring this at today’s party. Hope to see you there!

  13. Maria, this is such a cool idea! Love the way it turned out.

  14. Very cool distressing. Love this it’s so sweet.Pinned! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!

  15. I love how easy this is to make and love the look. My only concern is what’s to prevent this shutter from falling based on windy days? I have a thought in the back garden for placement that could prevent this from happening….Awesome!

    1. If there is heavy wind, I would have to bring it in, we don’t have much wind here. A few days ago we actually had a windy day and the shutter was fine. Thanks Maria

  16. This is so beautiful Maria! I would be so nervous drilling into the pots. Pinning for Spring!

  17. Just wanted you to know that I added this project to a farmhouse idea roundup I did as part of the Create Link Inspire party. Thanks for linking up!


    1. Mary

      Thank so much for stopping by! so excited that you love the Tuscan Shutter! Have a fabulous week.

  19. I absolutely love this idea. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  20. Loved your project and clear presentation. In Maine, there are lots of old shutters, but i don’t currently have a sheltered place to put one right now. Loved the picture of the bumblebee! Nice job!

    1. Thanks so much! Yes New England have so many! you can also do one and keep it outside.

  21. OK, I need a shutter! I love this idea and I love this look, so so sweet! Happy Spring Maria!

  22. Wow, how easily you make this. Your shutter garden idea is great. I really follow your footstep to make this. Thanks for sharing this cool idea.

    1. Thanks so much for featuring my Tuscan shutter, I was so happy to start the new year with a feature. Warmest Maria

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