Shutter Style

A few years ago when my husband’s childhood family summer cottage needed repainting the shutters were taken off.  They were perfectly weathered and painted in a pretty green color.  It was decided that they wouldn’t be put back up after the painting was done and they were put in the basement.  I thought they were so pretty and and wanted to bring one home and make something with it that would be useful and a sentimental reminder of their summer cottage. For a while it sat against the wall just adding a little chippy color to the family room, but not very useful until I got the idea to make a coat rack with it.  It’s so easy to do.   I bought some drawer knobs on sale a Restoration Hardware and drilled holes into the shutter and screwed in the knobs.  It couldn’t be easier.
Old wood style shutters are perfect for projects and there are so many ways to use them.  Here are few other ideas from the web that I thought I’d share.
I love this headboard idea using different colored shutters (and I adore the letters on top of it).  It really adds beautiful cottage style to this bedroom.


and this console table is another fantastic reuse of a shutter and the instructions are available for both of these projects on
I love the use of these shutters instead of window treatments.
great use of shutters

There is a lot of inspiration out there.



  1. says

    Mary, you did a great job turning the memory piece into a serviceable and decorative piece. Love it. Would love to connect with you on Linky Follower. Thanks, Helen

  2. says

    Love your shutter make-over ~ and you are so right, so much inspiration out there! Thanks for sharing :) Stopped by from Coast Charm’s NTT too ~ Judi

  3. says

    I love the “atmosphere” that shutters give off. Your coat rack is very cool, looks like it belongs right there by the door.

  4. says

    Perfect !!! Great look and just the right place for it. I love shutters too and use them often for backdrops to settings and photos. Found you on Funky Junk Interiors.
    Blessing from Timeless Treasures.
    Audrey Z.