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Repurposed DIY Window Shutter Ideas & Projects • The Budget Decorator

Gotta love ’em… it seems like window shutters kinda started the DIY project generation, didn’t they? I remember that being one of the first DIY projects I was drawn to… three old window shutters made into a cool room divider, with nothing but hinges! Repurposing DIY window shutters is easy, affordable, and old shutters are not hard to find. You can look for authentic vintage shutters, or you can purchase new shutters and either paint them with spray paint, or treat them to a cool vintage paint technique. No matter where you find ’em or how you make them cool, use them to add charm and whimsy to your home with these great window shutter projects!



Our first project below, is a DIY window shutter headboard by ‘Blessings Abounding’. Step by step photos, they did this project while the kids were in bed! The crackle glaze they use really makes this project work…



‘Thistlewood Farms’ used their shutters for an amazing window shutter project… This shutter wall was a long time coming, and a long time collecting…but what a great outcome!



Easiest DIY window shutter idea of all… from ‘Midwest Living‘, lean old shutters against the porch wall for nostalgic charm. No need to keep this idea outside though… try using this in an entry, or even in a bath!


Build a shutter console, made by Layla from ‘The Lettered Cottage’ for HGTV. Easy tutorial, photos and supply list.



Becky at ‘Beyond the Picket Fence’ made this shutter kitchen island project, and it’s really easy. I’ve been looking for a creative kitchen island project, and this might be it!



Organize your entryway with this shutter bulletin board by Martha. Follow this tutorial and get all those details in place, with style.



Buckets of Burlap‘ has this simple DIY window shutter idea… Using a repurposed shutter as a table runner… Pretty!



From ‘Good Housekeeping’, build this shutter side table in less than one hour!



No need for a tutorial for this one, it’s so simple. From ‘Twin Elm Farm‘, lean repurposed shutters against the wall and use to hang kitchen towels. Genius, and so full of charm! Bathroom towels?



This repurposed shutter has been recreated as a photo display board… Such a great way to use B&W pics! They look vintage instantly! Thanks to West Furniture Revival!

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‘My Repurposed Life’ made this tutorial for this shutter magazine rack. Cool!



Last, from Pinterest, these shutters were crafted into a wonderful entryway organizer, complete with coat hooks! So search out this thrift stores and yard sales!



It’s pretty amazing how many DIY window shutter ideas there are, so keep your eye out so you can do your own repurposed shutter projects! Also check out DIY Roman Shades or DIY Dresser Makeovers over at OhMeOhMy!

Image Credits: Midwest Living, Blessings Abounding, Thistlewood Farms, HGTV, Beyond the Picket Fence, Martha, Buckets of Burlap, Good Housekeeping, Twin Elm Farm, West Furniture Revival, My Repurposed Life, Pinterest

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