New Uses for Vintage Window Shutters

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You know how I LOVE redesigning old architectural pieces. Vintage window shutters are one of my favorites. They can be picked up for a few dollars at antique stores, thrift shops and if you are lucky enough,  on the roadside.
Old shutters can be used for a variety of projects. The following  is a shelf  I created using a shutter and new lumber.
Two sets of shutters have been nailed together to create this one of a kind beach inspired table.
This is my latest creation…
I had this shutter in my garage already painted black. I gave it a quick coat of turquoise over the top and distressed it. I’ve added some hooks and will be hanging this in my entry as a coat rack. I love how it turned out!
 Thanks for stopping by today!
~Lisa
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13 Responses

  1. Jen T

    I Love shutters too & I love what you have done with the them. And thank you for the shelf idea with hooks..going to start mine tomorrow! JenT

  2. Rory from Tools Are For Women Too!

    Hi Lisa,

    Thank you for your kind comment on Tools Are For Women Too! I have become a follower.

    Rory

  3. Kristi Flanagan

    I love shutters – love the turquoise one – perfect! Come plant your creative seeds at my party on Fridays: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions.

    Hope to see you there!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productinos

  4. Laura Ingalls Gunn

    What clever and creative projecs ~ well done!

  5. Brambleberry Cottage

    Great transformations. They would be perfect to link to my Time Travel Thursday linky party.

    I would like to invite you to visit the cottage, and join in on all the fun all three of my linky parties:

    ASK THE YANKEE – MONDAYS
    TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
    TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY

    You can get the details here:

    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/brambleberry-cottage-linky-party.html

    Hope to see ya there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

  6. Victoria...

    I found your blog from Sarahs. I love this idea and so creative!! Thank you for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Victoria

  7. The Working Home Keeper

    How cute!

    Now following your blog. I'm in NC too!

    Mary Ellen

  8. Raggedy Angel

    Well hey! It is always nice to find another Carolina Girl! I am gonna have to take a day and go check you out! Love those projects!!! Beth

  9. Haverford House

    Love these ideas for shutters! I just picked up 4 small ones at a thrift store for .99! I may have to make little shelves out of them! Thanks for sharing! ~Marcy

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