11 Ways To Repurpose Shutters

Due to funding constraints and landfill guilt, I am on a repurposing streak lately. When I look around , my eyes are peeled for interesting objects used in various ways. The other day I stumbled across a headboard made from old shutters and thanks to our handy-dandy keyword search function, I managed to find a slew of ways that architects, interior designers and layout authors are repurposing shutters. Below are eleven you should not overlook.

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As outdoor decor. The colors in those dividers select up on the hues from the floor, walls and furniture, assisting to tie it all together.

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As a frame, of sorts. A small shutter makes a lovely background for this simple clock. This idea may also be used for a group of prints or vintage postcards. Also, note how the colors of the shutter pick up the colors of the tiles.

To break up a wall. Battered shutters bring in age and ornament whilst breaking this up tangerine dining area wall. This is a particularly effective trick in a house could be lacking in architectural details.

As a headboard. A makeup of dividers becomes a tall shabby-chic headboard in this bedroom. I especially love this appearance for a pair of twin beds, with old-fashioned cabin decks with little cutouts like pine trees, crescent moons and other contours.

Hostetler Custom Cabinetry

As a cabinet door. A weathered shuttered door adds patina and texture to this bathroom. If you’re handy, you will locate the camera and built a cabinet .

Liz Williams Interiors

To add architectural details. Shutter doors add cozy charm and design to this beachfront condo’s dining cove. I envision shutting them when playing a good game of cards with family and friends. It may make a game of UNO seem more like a poker game in a saloon in the Wild West. Or not.

To punctuate a plain exterior wall. White shutters against this blue exterior pain, accompanied by French-style chairs gives this patio Caribbean flavor.

Jean Allsopp Photography

As a room divider (indoors or out). An assemblage of exterior shutters becomes functional decor in this Lowcountry coastal color palette.

To hang decorations and notes. Blogger Tracey of French Larkspur used a pair of shutter frames as a spot for hanging particular notes and vintage ephemera.

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To make a background. Blogger Maria of Dreamy Whites enjoys to move dividers around as backdrops and props when styling photographs. I enjoy how she’s used this one as a place to hang the calendar. Here is a peek at different items around precisely the exact same shutter.

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To substitute artwork. The paint job on those shutters has an eye-catching look. They are a textured 3-dimensional substitute for a print over the sofa.

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