You don’t see them used as often on homes these days, so that might mean you’ll kick yours to the curb during the next remodel. But you might want to think twice before you do.
There are lots of ways to upcycle old shutters around your home and turn them into stunning new pieces.
Here are 15 spectacular ways to upcycle shutters:
Shutters can be used to make a long narrow bench. Use the shutter as your bench seat. Just add four legs.
Shutters basically = free headboard. Just stand them behind your bed. You can paint it or leave them as is for a rustic look.
3) Bathroom Caddy
Use an old shutter to hang your toilet paper rolls from. You can even hang baskets and towels from it. This works great for small bathrooms.
4) Side Table
Y0u can also turn those shutters into a small table. These shutters make the perfect side table. You can create all different types of table designs with shutters. Learn how to make the one below here.
Create customized shelving wherever you need it in your home. Just cut your shutters down to the desired size. These work great when you want a little something nicer in the laundry room than a standard shelf.
These shutters were turned into gorgeous planters. The four shutters were attached and placed on a base with feet. The shutters were filled with stones and house succulent plants.
7) Command Center
Shutters can be used as a command center. Hang a few shutters on to the wall. Then clip a notepad to it, a calendar, mail, artwork, coupons and whatever else.
8) Shutter Light
Shutters work great as a lampshade. You can adjust the shade to let more or less light in. Such a clever idea!
9) Mug Rack
Keep mugs tidy and in place with a mug rack. Just add some hooks to your shutter and mount it on the wall. You can hang your mugs from the hooks.
10) Outdoor Decor
Hang a shutter outdoors to create some outdoor decor. You can hang some potted plants from it. You can also hang garden tools from it.
Need some extra storage? Use your old shutters to create a cabinet. Just add some shelves inside.
12) Entryway Organizer
Hang a shutter on your wall. Next, add some hooks to it. Use it to hang your keys, coat, and purse.
13) Kitchen Organization
Use a shutter for organization in the kitchen. Just stand one up against the wall and hang items from it. You can even hang baskets on it for extra storage.
14) Hall Tree
These hall trees offer a great place to sit down and put your boots on. You can also hang your coat on it. This one is made of louvered doors and shutters. Learn how to make one here.
15) Kitchen Island Cart
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These shutters were transformed into this darling kitchen island. They added casters and hooks for convenience. This one was made from shutters someone bought for $1.
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