5. Cut the homasote board to size. Cut your fabric a few inches larger than the board all the way around. Starting at one side, staple the fabric to the back of the board. Stretch tight, and staple the opposite side. Repeat for the other two sides. Staple the corners last.
6. Prime and paint the frame and shutters. I used paint and paint brush, which I do not recommend. Even going slowly and working with a fairly dry brush, it was impossible to control all the drips on each of the louvers. Spray paint would have been much easier and faster.