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Repurposing shutters for that clean and green look

Shutter doors can be creatively used to design various room accessories. These doors are easily available in the junkyard. You may also find this door in junk store at cheap deals. Following are some of the best ways to use your old shutter doors to create innovative and beautiful accessories for your home.

Louvered Door Hall Tree

Louvered Door Hall Tree

Louvered shutter doors can be of a great use for making a beautiful hall tree; in fact, it could become a sign of DIY Green. All you need is to find one suitable door and few pieces of planks from the junkyard. If you thoroughly search an old junkyard this can be easily found. Now you need to shape the planks in a way that it fits well. You can make beautiful hall tree with racks to keep your coats and umbrellas hanging. This would not only help you recycle old junks but will also make your room look beautiful.

Decorative Shelf and Coat Rack

Decorative Shelf and Coat Rack

Don’t just throw away the unused old revamping furniture. Old shutters can be used to make coat rack or a towel rack. Use your creative instincts and think for a while and you would surely get the idea to design your own rack. If you have shutter in two pieces, you simply need L brackets. Fix the L brackets in two sides to make your rack secure and strong. You may fix the rack in one of your walls and hang your coats, towels or keep your combs and mirrors.

Shutter Fireplace Screen

Shutter Fireplace Screen

Design your shutter doors to make a fireplace screen. These doors are mostly being thrown away while a renovation or where a building construction takes place. When you get the shutter doors,start by removing the nails and the hinges. Next, you may paint the doors to make them look attractive. Cut the doors breadth-wise with a saw. Remember to cut them in equal pieces. Fix the hinges to attach the pieces. Now it would be a foldable piece of the wooden screen which can be used as a fireplace screen.

Greeting Card Display

Have you ever thought of making your old shutters a greeting card display board? Well, this can be easily done with the help of few pins and clips. You simply need a pair of old shutters. While you find holes in this shutter you are to feel them with wood fillers. Fix the two pieces with hinges and your card display is ready. Shutters have slats. This slats can be creatively used to hold your beautiful greeting cards with pins and clips.

Makeover Distressed Shutters

Makeover Distressed Shutters

Recycling old shutters is always a great idea. The shutters can be used to design various wall hanging accessories to enhance the beauty of your room. All you need to do is to paint them in bright colors and uses the slats to hang beautiful accessories to add up to the elegance of your room.

Headboard from Shutters

Headboard from Shutters

Add beauty and aesthetics to your bedroom with shutters. Yes, a little re-designing would make your bedroom look beautiful. The old shutters can be used as a headboard. This headboard would offer you great comfort. Paint the shutters to make it look bright and beautiful. Next, you need to attach the shutters on the side of the wall where you place your bed. Thus your shutters headboard is ready.

Shutter coffee table

Shutter coffee table

Shutter coffee table looks very beautiful. All you need is an old shutter, four pieces of wooden table legs and a glass plate. Fix the legs in the four corners of the shutter. Before placing the glass plate on the top you may design the slats with beautiful pebbles and stones. Next, you put the glass plate on the top and your coffee table is ready.

Kitchen organizer

Kitchen organizer

A kitchen organizer is a piece of furniture found in the kitchen to keep various kitchen accessories and tools. A shutter door can be very useful to design your own kitchen organizer. Use the slats in the doors to attach different loops and hangers. This would hold your kitchen accessories firmly.

Shelves

Shelves

Shutters can be shaped into shelves. You need few L brackets and few pieces of the wooden plan. Fix the wooden plank with the help of the L brackets. This will make your racks strong and can hold heavy items. Fix these shelve in one of the walls and it will enhance the beauty of your house. 

Old shutters don’t need to go to the waste bin. Repurpose them and save yourself a pretty penny.

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