In our house, the most popular crafts are always the things we make that involve upcycling of some kind. In fact, we do so much of it that we’re practically known in our friend group for scouring antique and garage sales, as well as thrift stores, for things that we can repurpose. Recently, we came across quite a large collection of vintage wooden shutters and, added to the ones we’ve already collected over the years, we feel we have enough to make something really epic! That’s why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for fantastic DIY upcycling projects for our home made from old shutters of all kinds and sizes.
Are you feeling just as enamoured with the idea of repurposing vintage shutters for home decor as we were? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Shutter collage wall
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make something impressive out of shutters, are you totally willing to make something quite permanent and eye catching? In that case, we’d think you might get a real kick out of the way Thistlewood Farms used their old painted wooden shutters to line an entire wall like an accent piece!
2. Shutter console table
Do you have one shutter that’s a little larger than the average one you came across in your search, so you’re looking for a project that will really take advantage of its size well? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how HGTV turned theirs into a lovely console table that will sit well behind your couch or even suit your entryway!
3. Shutter kitchen island on wheels
Are you feeling quite enamoured with this whole concept of using shutters to make furniture but you’d much prefer to make something for your kitchen than your living room or front hall? In that case, we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Beyond The Picket Fence made this fantastic DIY rolling kitchen island using wooden shutters to create the base.
4. Rolling shutter closet doors
Perhaps the shutters you have are actually quite large because they’re specifically from an old fashioned verandah, so you feel like you might preserve their original purpose and keep using them as doors? Then maybe you’d prefer to add some additional novelty by adding a sliding bar door bracket the way Me & Mrs. Jones did.