12 New Ways To Use Old Shutters That Will Open Your Mind

12 New Ways To Use Old Shutters That Will Open Your Mind

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lighterside-staff-authorBy Lighter Side Staff  |  Read More

In a world of evolving innovation we are always looking for new upcycling possibilities. Turns out that window shutters are better for more than blocking a view and protecting glass. If you have some old shutters laying around, their life of service is not over. Check out these options for upcycling these old wooden companions into something you can appreciate for many more years to come.


1. Here’s a way to hide your pin board as well as style it up. All it takes is some well painted shutters.

Via House and Home

2. Why not create a custom headboard? Get the DIY here.

Via HGTV

3. Here’s a basic DIY for making one of the easiest file organizers ever.

Via Martha Stewart

4. Need a small stand? How about a shutter stand? You can also leave one side able to open for a little hiding spot. Find the DIY here.

Via Good Housekeeping

5. Shutters are great as rustic wall accents.

Via Houzz

6. Another great repurposed shutter!

Via Etsy

7. They can be used to build sturdy clothes racks.

Via House Tweaking

8. Or an eye catching, make-shift list board.

Via Style Me Pretty

9. Want to make that picnic table a little more interesting? A shutter runner will do the trick.

Via Buckets of Burlap

10. Shutters also work well for above-window shelving for tools.

Via Better Homes and Gardens

11. They’re great for hanging potted plants too.

Via Tumblr | Vintage Home

12. Really, imagination is the only limit. Here’s another artistic plant holder. Check out the DIY to make one of your very own.