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Repurposing Shutters Around Your Home Fashionably

As of late, decorating has not been a focal part of my life. This is a shame, because it used to be.  In fact, before committing to an architecture major, I considered becoming an interior designer.  I subscribed to several design magazines and would pore over them with every free moment I found.  I would earmark the pages of all of the styles I planned to explore once I was released from my stark white apartment and set free into a house of my very own.  However, when my husband and I did move into our own home, I was too preoccupied with our 7-month-old son to launch into my ambitious desires.  So, we threw up some plain paint, laid down some flooring and called it a day.

It looks pleasant, but lacks that certain niche appearance that I was so fond of in my magazines.  Now that my boys have almost outgrown their destructive phase, I have decide to scratch that decorating itch once again.  My style is shabby chic, vintage and antique.  Anything that feels like it has had a past life instantly draws me in.  So naturally repurposing has become an obsession of mine.  And reclaimed shutters, forget about it.  Does it get more shabby chic than that? They add instant cool and provide ample opportunities to add interest and function to your home.  Here are a few of my favorite ideas of repurposing shutters from around the web.

Message Center

DIY Shutter Bulletin Message Board

Shutters Turned DIY Bulletin Board Message Board

@ CraftyNest.com

Shelf

shutters converted to DIY shelf

@ myrepurposedlife.net

stand alone shutters converted into DIY standing shelf

@ BHG.com

shutter converted into diy jewelry holder

@ virtousstyls.com

Headboard

shutters converted into diy bed headboard

@ HGTV.com

standing shutters converted to diy bed headboard

 

Paneling

diy wall paneling using repurposed shutters

@ oliveandlove.com

 

repurposed shutters converted to diy ceiling paneling

@ Ella Dining Room

 

Divider

shutters converted to diy wall divider

@ CottageInTheOaks.com

diy shutters wall lining

@Houzz.com

Do you have any tips on repurposing shutters around the home? If so, tell us your secrets below in the comments section.

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  • All About Shutters - March 26, 2012 - 4:26 am

    Thank you for the inspiration. We always encourage recycling old shutters for great new designs.ReplyCancel

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