I love creative DIY shutter projects. There’s something about worn layered paint on an old shutter that makes my heart go pitter patter. Maybe it’s the texture of paint that’s accumulated over time, or the creative way someone repurposed an old wood shutter into a useful item that gets me. I don’t know but every time I run across one of these DIY projects, I’m motivated to drop everything and go find a set of my own shutters so I can make something too!
I don’t have room. Maybe that’s a good thing because if I made everything I wanted to make my house would be full to the rafters (more than it is now) with DIY projects. So, today I’m just window shopping and sharing 15 of my dreamiest creative DIY shutter projects and ideas I’ve collected.
15 Creative DIY Shutter Projects
One of my favorite ways to use old shutters is crafting a table from a few wood shutters cut in half. I’m dying to try this!
Shutter Side Table by Good Housekeeping
Bifold doors and repurposed old shutters made a comeback as an outdoor privacy screen.
Repurposed Shutter Fence by Cottage in the Oaks
I love the idea of turning an old shutter into a useful piece of furniture like this console table below. It would be great for storage with a hinged top too.
How about turning an old shutter into rustic command center? How smart are those hanging pockets to hold notes?
Rustic Shutter Organizer by Blesser House
I can think of several ways to make a shutter headboard. I love the tiered shape of this one.
Vintage Shutter Head Board by Samantha Elizabeth
This is probably one of my all time favorite ways of repurposing wood shutters. The trim at the top is the perfect finishing touch.
Repurposed Shutter Bookshelf by My Repurposed Life
I’d be happy to use this cute potting bench made from old shutters. It might even motivate me to finish repotting my indoor plants that I plopped into containers and never got around to repotting. You guys never do this do you? *wink*
Repurposed Shutters and Desk into Potting Bench by My Repurposed Life
Old shutters make great home decor pieces…
Shutter Welcome Sign by Petticoat Junktion
…and super cute rustic bathroom cabinets too!
Shutter Cabinet by My Repurposed Life
In a bath or hall this DIY shutter shelf with hanging knobs keeps things organized with style.
Shutter Shelf with Hooks by My Repurposed Life
Fill an entire wall with old wood shutters in different sizes!
Shutter Wall by Thistle Wood Farms
This DIY shutter shelf would look great hanging on a bath wall.
Shutter Shelf by Funky Junk Interiors
Another fun old wood shutter turned into a shelf.
Bi-fold Door Shutter Shelf by My Repurposed Life
Old bifold doors can be used like wood shutters for DIY projects too.
Shutter Room Divider by H2OBungalow
Keep those magazines out of the way and easy to find.
Repurposed Shutter Magazine Rack by My Repurposed Life
Save this for later!
So tell me, has today’s creative DIY shutter projects collection inspired you to go find a set of cast aside shutters and make something fabulous? Do you have a set sitting in your garage already? Leave me a note below and tell me what you’d make!
Do you love repurposing old things into something useful? I do too! You might also enjoy these projects I’ve done 🙂
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Linda at Mixed Kreations says
I LOVE shutter projects, and all these are great. It would be very hard to pick and favorite. I see several I would love to make. Pinning to my repurposed shutter board for later.
Hi Linda and thanks for Pinning! I love several of these projects too. I wish I had a wall to try covering the entire wall, I think that may be one of my favorites..heck, I love them all! Thanks so much for your visit!
I loved looking at all of the ideas using shutters. What great ideas.
Hi Debra! Thank you. I loved all of these projects too. My biggest challenge would be picking one as a favorite to make. Maybe it’s a good thing I don’t have the space, I think I’d make too many of them! Thanks so much for your visit!
I want to steal every one of these ideas! I can’t believe how versatile shutters can be. Thanks for sharing your awesome round-up with us at Merry Monday this week. I can’t wait to go out and find some shutters now.
Hi Marie and thank you so much!…Obviously the real kudos go to the creative talent that made all those gorgeous shutter projects, I was just the curator 🙂 But I love them all as much as you do! Thanks so much for your visit & hosting each week!
Gail wilson says
Wow! What an awesome collection of shutter projects! Thanks for including projects from My Repurposed Life!
Hi Gail and yes it’s a fabulous collection, especially with several of your creative projects included! I’m always amazed at your your creative vision my friend!
Mary Sue says
I loved ALL the shutter designs! I will be looking for shutters.
Hi Mary Sue! It was tough picking a favorite out of the collection, wasn’t it? I love it when I inspire someone to make something. Please share your project with me when you do. Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment!
Xenia Nino says
I love your ideas for the shutters for now I can’ t dou nothing I’m looking for a place to move but I love them all
Hi Xenia and than you! Thinking up ways to decorate a new place is loads of fun. Good luck on your move and thanks for leaving me a note!
I love all those shutters:) I placed some shutters on both sides of my outside door and loved the look of old Florida
Hi Debby! I bet your shutters look great. Adding shutters is instant charm. I’ve thought of adding shutters to our windows but haven’t gotten around to it yet. Glad you liked my collection, it was fun saving the ideas:) Thanks so much for your comment!