Reuse Ideas for Shutters and Window Frames

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Old shutters and window frames are common leftovers after a home remodel and can often be found for dirt-cheap prices at thrift stores. So, to help you keep these valuable bits of wood from going to waste, Earth911 rounded up 10 fun and functional ways to repurpose them around the house – from garden fences to wall decor.

 

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1. Home Office Organizer

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Photo: Ashley Choate/It's Rustic Living
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When Idaho crafter Ashley Choate uncovered some old shutters at a garage sale for $20, she knew they had potential to be something special.



After painting her shutters in cheery turquoise and bright white, the It’s Rustic Living blogger decided her colorful creation would be a perfect backdrop for photos. So, she set it up behind a cute white desk her mom found at a local auction to create a comfy “reading nook” in the bedroom.



Once you have your shutter organizer completed, take a cue from Choate and use clothespins to hold precious pictures, notes, bills or whatever your heart desires for a pretty and practical display.



To give it a try at home, check out this photo tutorial at It’s Rustic Living for photos, tips and step-by-step instructions to help you do it right.



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