I get so much enjoyment when repurposing something that was minutes away from being dumped into the garbage. Making treasure out of trash is my “thang” and each time I transform something which could have been mistaken for garbage, I’m always amazed at the new life it’s taken on.
Yesterday I shared my shutter makeover, where I transformed and repurposed FREE shutters and made them into wall art to display family photos and memories. After I wrote the post, I wanted to see what other people have created by repurposing old shutters. Boy, was I amazed…
No matter the style of your space, old shutters can create such an interesting focal point and conversation piece. These repurposed shutters were converted and used for framing a cork message board. What a fun way to stay organized. At 5:00, you can close the shutters and be done for the day. Then the next day, open them, and work can begin. The turquoise color gives such a pop to the other neutral tones in the space.
Similar to my Shutter Photo Display, these repurposed shutters are being used to hold things. Instead of pictures though, they are holding mail, invitations, announcements, etc. This would be great for a central command center, in the kitchen, or any place in the home where your family stays organized. It would go great alongside with a personalized calendar too!
Very few things amaze me, but this shutter installation, blew me out of the water. It’s breathtaking… showstopping… and simply gorgeous! Don’t you think? And honestly, for someone to get the courage to set forth to create this Shutter Wall is extraordinary in itself! I can just imagine me saying to my husband, “Let’s take this focal wall in the dining room and put shutters all over it”… ah, I don’t think that would go over well, even as a Designer. One of the major reasons why this wall works so well is the variety of color. Even though there are 6-8 different colors used, the overall composition is so cohesive. By layering the shutters, taking account their different depths, the wall is so intriguing and engaging.
This is a great one-day DIY project. Most shutters already have hinges on their edges, so it would take little time to form this box into a table. Once you’ve got the cube in position, you can finish it off with a wood top to match or a glass top. This weathered shutter end table would complement any shabby chic interior or could also be great for the outdoors either on a porch or screened-in space.
My Bloggy BF, Carrie, of 221 Vision transformed these almost-thrown-in-the-garbage shutters into a beautiful way to showcase family photos. Different than my shutter photo display, I like how she added the picture frames on top of the shutter slats, then finished the look with a few accessories like hardware and their name initial. So beautiful and creative!
Isn’t it fun to see what others do to ordinary things?
I used my shutters one way, and here are 6 other ideas using essentially the same item. Have you used shutters to create any decor for your home?