It goes without saying that we’re big fans of shutters. One of the most durable, versatile and sophisticated window treatments on the market, shutters are the perfect choice for those who wish to make a stylish, long term investment. Here at Shutters Direct, we create made to measure shutters in a variety of styles of finishes, so you’re sure to find the perfect pair for your windows. But what should you do with your old shutters?
While we love brand new, bespoke shutters, we have a bit of a soft spot for worn out ones. That’s why we love seeing people getting creative and repurposing shutters, rather than simply throwing them away.
These upcycled shutters all have a fabulous, shabby chic feel. Which is your favourite?
1. This tired old shutter panel has been given a new lease of life with the simple addition of hooks. It’s now a stylish storage solution, adding an extra feature to the room while providing plenty of places to hang bags and coats.
2. This distressed shutter is the perfect addition to a French-themed bathroom. Adding a simple wire rack to the bottom end makes for excellent storage for flannels and hand towels, maintaining the effect of the distressed wooden panel.
3. These shutter panels have been repurposed into a charming place to store photographs and memories. The white gilt flourish that frames the top is a gorgeous addition, along with the traditional curtain tassel that adds to the mix-and-match feel.
4. These grey shutters make for excellent head boards, creating an original feature with country cottage charm. Incorporating shutters into other pieces of furniture is a lovely technique, injecting fun and character into the space.
5. Finally, this cute home accessory demonstrates how effective upcycled shutters can be. This method would work well for a number of different words and designs, and can be easily propped up in any room, immediately adding a sense of creativity and charm.
Are you inspired to undertake your own repurposing project with shabby chic shutters? Tweet us @ShuttersDirect1 or visit our Facebook page and let us know!