Ever since we found this pair of old shutters with tree cutouts--now for sale in the shop, should you find yourself as beguiled by them as we are--we've been pondering shutters and how best to use them and reuse them.
Whether they're, farmhouse-y, beach-y, or plantation-y, so long as they're wooden and not vinyl, shutters offer plenty in the way of a second life.
During our research, we found many, many suggested re-uses for shutters which are, frankly, awful. Sometimes reusing something just so you could say you reused something isn't a good thing at all. (Example A: A light fixture; Example B: A wedding altar; Example C: A patriotic craft; Example D: An entire wall?!)
It seems old doors and windows suffer similar DIY abuse. In any case, in this post we highlight some of favorite shutter ideas--the ones that don't make us gasp in horror but in awe.
Some shutters ideas we especially love:
--As a privacy partition outdoors
--Flanking an interior window
--As a headboard
--Mount sconces to them for either side of a headboard
--Repurpose as doors for an armoire
--Repurpose as sides of a kitchen island
--Repurpose as a console tabletop
Tell us which is your favorite in the comments?
So, whaddya say? Let's throw open the shutters and welcome spring in!
Nashville, TN, licensed general contractor, interior designer, home designer and builder, collector, photographer, traveler