Cute Ways to Upcycle Shutters.
Some of you may have noticed that I have some old chippy shutters propped up against the fence in my post on my upcycled garden shed. I got those at a neighborhood garage sale last year and I’m not sure what to do with them. After looking around, I gathered together a few ideas. So here are 15 Awesome Ways To Repurpose Old Shutters!
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Hopefully, you’ll find some inspiration to use those old shutters in new ways!
15 Ways To Repurpose Old Shutters
Here are some tips to consider before starting to repurpose old shutters you may have laying around:
- Gather several beforehand. Several of these projects require more than one shutter, so gather several before you decide to complete any projects.
- Sand before you paint. If you don’t like the color of your shutters or if you are using mismatched ones, be sure to sand them before you paint them. They may have a lot of wear and tear and grime to get rid of before you add a fresh coat of paint. But if your shutters are very old (like pre-1980s), then you may want to skip this step, as they may have been painted with lead paint.
1. Planter Wall
Here are shutters in the garden that are used as a plant holder from Flea Market Gardening. So clever!
Another clever idea! A shutter repurposed as shelves from Follow Your Heart Woodworking
3. Window Box
A shutter used as a window box from Sand Flat Farm
4. Garden Bench
This would be soooo cute in my garden – shutters repurposed into a bench from My Repurposed Life
5. Plate Rack
Here’s an interesting idea – a shutter used as a plate rack from Cucariera
6. Hall Tree
Here’s a cute idea, a shutter upcycled into a hall tree from Going A Little Coastal! Love this one!
7. Snowman Shutters
Get ready for the holidays with these adorable snowman shutters. Click the link to go to Craft Bits to get all the details.
8. Themed Window
Create a themed window by adding shutters inside to frame the window and add a cute accent to any room. Chatfield Court shows you how.
9. Shutter Wall Art
Create a beautiful shutter wall art to spruce up any home area. Creations By Kara has the steps to make your own shutters or you can upcycle some that you have around.
10. Shutter Fence
If you have a bunch of shutters you can create a privacy fence. This is a great way to use your old shutters and build something that is useful. Check out Cottage in the Oaks to see how.
11. Thrifty Wall Decor
I love this thrifty shutter wall decor! This is so cute and simple to make! Blesser House has the original idea.
12. Welcome Sign
Make an adorable welcome sign from an old shutter. Grab the design idea from Petticoat Junktion.
13. Shutter Bedroom Art
Spruce up a bedroom with a shutter art hanging above the bed. Petticoat Junktion shares the original design.
14. Shutter Shelf
Make a DIY shutter shelf with 2 shutters and some reclaimed wood. Funky Junk Interiors shows you all the steps to make this shelf.
15. Illuminated Shutter Box
Create this fun shutter box with lights inside. Funky Junk Interiors decorated her box for Christmas but I think it could work for multiple decor themes.
So many fun ideas! Which is your favorite?
You may also be interested in: Decorating With Old Shutters On My Porch