When renovating a house, old beat up shutters may be one of the first things tossed into the junk pile. With a little love and care, however, an old pair of shutters can be repurposed and transformed into a number of different useful items.
Below are 10 different ways you can reclaim shutters and easily incorporate them into to your home.
In need of an inexpensive headboard? A few shutter panels work perfectly (and look great!).
9. Sliding Doors
Nothing screams country charm quite like a pair of sliding doors. They are also a great space saving solution.
8. Magazine Rack
Un-clutter your coffee table and turn an old shutter into a functional magazine rack.
With the addition of some legs and a little reinforcement, a shutter can become a perfectly rustic bench.
6. Coat Rack
A shutter coat rack is a great addition to the entrance of any home. Bonus: all you need is a few hooks to complete this easy DIY.
5. A Shutter Wall
Have an excess of shutters that you don’t know what to do with? Use them all to turn a boring surface into a farmhouse dream wall.
4. Patriotic Display
Show your love for the USA with this easy craft project. With a little red, white and blue paint, an old shutter easily transforms into an indoor/outdoor American flag display.
3. Mason Jar Garden
This adorable wall display can be home to living plants and herbs or fake flowers (for those of you lacking a green thumb).
SEE ALSO: How to Make a DIY Vertical Garden
2. Jewelry Holder
Purchase some vintage knobs, attach them to a shutter and suddenly you have a beautiful and unique jewelry organization system.
Sandwich a few shelves in between a pair of shutters to create an awesome bookcase.
Now that you know about these easy crafts, let your shutter scavenger hunt begin.