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Supplies: Old Shutters, Household Cleaner, Spray Paint, Clear Screwdriver, Hammer, 2 Nails

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I love the idea of reusing old shutters as thrifty home decor. My mother in law gave me a few of these small shutters that were previously white & worn.

 

My first step was to thoroughly clean the shutters to remove all the old grime so that the paint would stick.

I removed the hardware with a screwdriver and then I used yellow spray paint to brighten things up.

I did 2 coats, let it dry & sprayed on a clear protective coat.

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I put the hardware back on, nailed 2 nails in the wall & hung the shutters.

My idea at first was to stick pictures in the slats, but once I put the shutters & other decor on the wall, I thought pictures might clutter things. If you do want to use pictures, I recommend adhering them to the shutter slats using double sided tape or “glue lines” found in the scrapbooking section at craft stores.


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If you do choose to put photos in your shutter slats, a tip is to used double sided tape to help the photos stick. Sometimes the slats are a little too big to hold photos well.

I decorated around the shutter by finding old pictures of mine and Peter’s grandparents, creating a few DIY prints, as well as spray painting a plain wood mirror a deep chocolate brown.


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Comments

Sarade

Fantastic! I've always liked using old windows.

heather

Absolutely love this idea of using old shutters like this! :) I always like the reused window look for the inside, mirrors, pictures, chalkboards. But I've never thought of reusing old shutters! Great colors too! :)

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