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!