Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shweet Shutters

I love it when people give me shutters, there are so many things to do with them.  I decided this trio of shutters needed to be the back to an organizational bin.
I joined the shutters together on the back with a board.  I then cut 4 angled pieces to use as the sides of the bins.  No math for me--I just eyeball it, pick an angle on the chop saw and cut.  
A board across the front and the bottom completed the bin.  I painted it yellow and blue.  I love how the distressing came out.
I added some chalkboard pieces
and hooks to help with the organization.
This would work inside
or outside as a planter for herbs or flowers. Linking up at Funky Junk interiors.


  1. Great idea! I have several old shutter that have broken parts, so I've been waiting to cross paths with a little wooden box to attach to them that would hid the broken part.

  2. oh amazing! you did a good job for turning it into something useful. Just droppin' by to say hi :D


  3. This is awesome....love the look and the usefulness!

  4. Oh my goodness . . . I love this idea! I've been trying to figure out how to do an "organizational wall" in my garage entry hallway and this is perfect. Now I have to go shopping for some old shutters. Thanks for the inspiration, Patti@OldThingsNew

    P.S. Pinned this to Pinterest!

  5. I would love that outside...too cute...with herbs!

  6. The finish on these is really awesome. Love how they turned out!

  7. Love them Becky!! And so useful either inside or out. Great job.
    Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered

  8. This is gorgeous!! Totally loving the blue and yellow finish!!

  9. becky--another winner! love the functionality and the color! :)


  10. It came out wonderfully! I think I'd love it if people GAVE me shutters too! Lucky girl!

  11. I love the chalkboard paint part - so clever to do it on a regular thick piece of wood. Amazing as usual!

  12. Love this idea using the shutters~very cool and functional.

  13. I enjoy your blog a lot and continue to share on my Facebook page as inspiration to myself and others...Unique Works!


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