Wednesday, February 20, 2013


When we redid our master bathroom, we ended up taking down the half shutters on the window. 
We liked it better without it, so there they went to collect dust in our garage...
...until I tripped over it (a year later)
and decided to do something with it!
First I cleaned it really good.
Then I found two different 

spots in our home to park put the shutters
My brain never sleeps...I think it's true!
One is in our bedroom .
And one is in our living room.
Makes for an unique piece...and hide the cd tower behind it.
I had envisioned to paint it, but then I decided to keep the wood as is.

$0 cost for my project 
***this is how my work area looks so far...I have to say the desk only has the drawers painted...and those are not even done...yet***
(here clock project and
chicken wire frames )

Stay Frugal,


Kelly said...

Such a great use for those left-over shutters! I love the look of shutters in a house. They have become very popular to decorate with (and not just on windows). Your desk area is looking good!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
Almost wanted to say that I'm glad you tripped over them. This is a great way for preserving them and putting to practical use.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Cute! I like the look of the wood and you can always paint later if you need a different look. i love shutters.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Oh, I love it! I love that you kept them in the garage until inspiration struck. They look great.

NanaDiana said...

For some reason it wouldn't take my comment before. Anyway- I said great use and job and that it was worth holding onto them for a year! xo Diana

Revi said...

Your desk area is looking great! And I love the idea of hiding the CD tower with the shutter!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Don't you love it when sudden inspiration strikes for something that you've had around for a long time? You always have such great ideas, Daniela!


Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I like where you placed them. What a great idea. There's something so appealing about shutters...


Traci Creel said...

Love the look of your work area. I am always happy to be able to reuse items. We replaced some closet doors and I used the old panels to make a screen for my own project room.
Thanks so much for checking to see if I fixed my email problem.

~ Liz ~ said...

I love those kinds of shutters. I have some on my kitchen windows, and my neighbor had a chippy pair in a pile in his yard that I have gracing the bar space between dining room and kitchen. They do make a sweet accent. Good idea using them to hide something too!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Shutters are great and there are so many uses for them. I love the small ones too. Nice recycle project!

Laurie @ Laurie's Little Bits of Creativity, etc. said...

I'm glad you left them as is. They look great against your white wall. I have some old door shutters taking up space in my garage right now. I picked them up at a yard sale and still haven't found a home for them yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a great idea! I love shutters!!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

What a fun way to use the shutters!

Allison said...

Nice use instead of tossing in the landfill.
I hope you'll drop by to see My Daughter's Master Bath Redo - #83 at Met Monday.


Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great!! I think you are smart to leave them "as is"...shutters can be a "bear" to paint ;)

Libby said...

You continue to amaze me. I love the partition you created to hide the cds. I've always loved those kind of dividers. Fortunately, I found a 3-section picture frame one at the garbage dump. Just missing the glass. Let's see what you inspire me to do. :-)

Michelle Anne Rufino said...

I also love to find old window blinds and shutters for my DIY projects. It looks really good as a decor in your house. I personally love it as well for my own house because it adds privacy and useful during the hot season.