Repurpose your old wood window shutters into beautiful home decor with this tutorial!
I love being able to take something old and repurpose it into something functional again! If we can figure out how to breathe new life into it instead of throwing it away, I call that a win!
If you’ve been around for long, you may recognize these shutters from our home. They hung in the pass-through window between our dining room and the kitchen. They were outdated and we were wanting that area to feel more open.
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I had been hanging on to them because I didn’t really have a place to hang them in our home.
But, I recently moved offices at work and found myself in need of some more décor. I moved from an office with a window to one without. I decided the shutters would look perfect on the wall and also give the illusion of a window!
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I took them down from the pass-through and couldn’t believe how spacious it made it feel just by removing the shutters!
I purchased a can of gray spray paint by Rustoleum, laid the shutters out on some cardboard, and got to work!
I gave them a quick, thorough coat and let them dry before coming back to give them a second coat.
Kirkland’s Shopping Trip!
I made a trip to Kirkland’s to look for a few more pieces to accent the shutters. I settled on this magnolia wreath and some super cute lanterns!
I love it when you have something pictured in your head and it all comes together! I hung the shutters on the wall behind my desk and added the wreath on top.
I’m thrilled with the pop of color the wreath adds to the shutters!
The lanterns were just the right size and I think they accent the shutters beautifully. Gotta love Kirkland’s!
I wish I had a before picture of this office. It had been crammed with furniture and was in need of a paint job. I’m all about minimal furniture in a small space so I asked everything to be removed except for the desk, a small cabinet, and my two chairs.
They were also kind enough to give it a fresh coat of white paint!
I made another shopping trip, this time to Hobby Lobby, and found this pretty clock for 75% off! I hung it above the cabinet where my printer and pictures of my sweet family set.
The cord situation was a struggle with my desk sitting in the middle of the room so a basket of faux lavender is currently hiding them!
I hung my planters I’ve shared about before on this wall you see as you walk in my office.
I still have two blank walls to fill, but it’ll happen soon enough! And this weird space where I’ve been given permission to add floating shelves so that will be nice!
Overall, I really like how it turned out. Everyone who walks by comments on how much more spacious it feels!
Do you have a favorite item you’ve repurposed to give new life? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
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