DIY Shutters and Junk Birdhouse

Fun and Junky Shutter Birdhouse

At the end of  my rusty rake memo board and  shutter post,  I asked my very creative readers if they had any ideas for upcycling old shutters.  Since this is my 16th shutter project, the ideas are starting to flow a … Continue Reading →


Shutter Utility Cart

Upcycled Shutter Serving Cart

Did you know that this is my 13th shutter project , and since I still have a bunch of shutters in my junk pile, it definitely won’t be my last.  You can find my gallery of shutter projects here. Not all … Continue Reading →


Floating Frame diy, Recycled Vintage Shutter

Upcycled Shutter, Floating Frame

A couple of months ago, I’m sitting in Carrabba’s, contemplating what I’m going to order… I was going to do it this time…order something other than my usual, my old standby, mouth watering delicious, Chicken Bryan.  It’s  described on their website … Continue Reading →


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Upcycled Shutter Headboard

Today I’m continuing on my quest to find as many things as I can to do with  old vintage shutters before my pile runs out. If you’re counting, this is shutter project number 6. If you don’t count the valances, … Continue Reading →


Mirror and Shutters

Transform a Mirror with Shutters

I was just looking back over my posts from the last several weeks and I counted that of my last 12 posts, 5 of them have been made with vintage shutters. One of them. the shutter valances, was an old project … Continue Reading →


Vintage Shutter Cabinet

When life gives you Shutters – Make a Cabinet!

Sometimes I decide to do a project based on a need… I need a new coffee table, or one of my sons needs a headboard or a new desk or a new lamp. And sometimes I get inspired to do … Continue Reading →


Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Easy DIY Shutter Valance

Welcome back.  When I shared my shutter and slats coffee table with you a couple weeks ago I mentioned that I was now the proud owner of a bunch of mismatched shutters and to be prepared for more shutter projects coming your … Continue Reading →


Recycled Shutters and Candles Wall Sconce-

Vintage Shutters Wall Sconce

Months ago, my younger brother showed up on my doorstep with a fantastic pile of architectural salvage stuff.   A pile of shutters, a couple of doors, tons of  spindles…he was cleaning out his garage and he thought I might be able … Continue Reading →


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Headboard made from Salvaged Shutters

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I usually don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  Frankly, I have very little willpower and who can say no to chocolate.  That being said, I love January.  January is the time I work on all … Continue Reading →


Upcycled and Recycled Mortise and Shutter Shelves

Upcycled Mortise locks and Shutter Shelves diy

A couple of weeks ago my brother asked if I could babysit my niece, Bea, while he and his wife went hiking.  Of course I would, I don’t get to see enough of her.  He also said that he had been cleaning … Continue Reading →


Shutter Floor Lantern

Upcycled Twice!? Lantern diy

I don’t know if you call it upcycling, recycling, repurposing or just reusing…that is what these shutters have done… Twice! Let me backtrack a bit. Way back in October, I shared with you my lamp made from repurposed shutters. It … Continue Reading →