Thursday, April 25, 2013

Reused Shutters or The Way How to Exploit Them?

Old shutters are quite often leftovers after reconstruction of homes. 
Sometimes you might find them thrown away (which I don't understand how is this possible) or very often in flea markets costing a few "moneys".  If you are lucky enough you may discover ones which remember the story of certain ages.

Vintage rustic shutters are made from solid wood so no way it can be treated as waste. It is a piece of home, garden, spot, nook... decoration!

Somewhere I found a very nice expression which I think is just right when it comes to shutters: "Trash to Treasures"!
Take a tour to charming appeal for home decor!

Reused shutters as headboards at guest room

 or in Master bedroom

Vintage shutters as a partition - extraordinary architectural reuse 

Pictures above via Pinterest

Anohter extraordinary architectural reuse is shutter ceiling

via Pinterest

or shutter walls


 Window shutter as the note board

The Berry

or home office organizer

 Upcycle That

Wedding place cards on the reused shutters to give vintage look for your wedding party


via Pinterest
Re-using old shutters as door to hide toiletries, isn't this
marvellous idea?

 It does make really different touch.

Better Homes and Gardens

Large wall hanging pieces to decorate kitchen, dining room
or cafe place. 

Unique place setting with shutter look at your spot.

Place Setting...large wall hanging pieces for kitchen, dining room or Cafe.  Shutter look
 from Etsy seller HomegrownLickskillet

Vintage shutters as the lampshade 

Vintage window shutters lamp  
Etsy seller JaritJohnson

 Sideboard storage cupboard with rustic look

Reclaimed Indian Distressed Cream and Green Shutter Sideboard Storage Cupboard Media Stand 
from Etsy seller hammerandhandimports

Rustic shutter as a wine rack

Barn Cedar Wine Rack Shutter Rustic 
Etsy seller RchristopherDesigns  

Table? Chair? or Shelves? Why not?

 Road Kill Rescue

 The Ugly Duckling House


Nice way to display your clothings at home, shop or at the fair...


Flower pots exposure in the back garden

La Calle Florida

Gates to the garden, your relaxation site

 Vintageweave Interiors

For more inspiring ideas how rustic shutters might be reused visit my board

Lovely evening to you all!


  1. The truth is all is nice in my eyes. Even it's reused :)

    1. Thanks Michelle!
      You are absolutely right. I think it makes even more special as it has been used for ages, years... and now there is a possibility to reuse again and make an outstanding interior or exterior decor element for everyone who likes this kind of style. Lovely, isn't it?

  2. If you are looking for buy reused shutters then it will be a great idea of you and many ways where you can go for that.Many things that you should have to be consider in your mind for that.

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    1. That's absolutely correct Albina! Respectful attitude!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. That's too bad. It would be nicer if there are fairly affordable houses and buyers too. I wanna buy a house. I love doing home improvements such as custom shutters installation. It would be great if I get to buy one of those houses before the prices rise up.

    1. This is absolutely true Anne! Would love to do the same but unfortunately at this moment this is prohibitive to us. Shame... but fingers crossed maybe one day.. :) Wish you the same!
      Cheers, have a lovely day!

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