10 Ideas for Your Old Shutters

10 Ideas for Your Old Shutters

Old Plantation Shutters

Old Plantation Shutters. Image from Joey Klein under CC BY 2.0. 

High quality plantation shutters, usually made out of premium basswood, are made to last you 10 to 25 years. They’re built to be durable and add a refined, welcoming look to your home. But what do you do when you have old, rusted shutters? You could throw them out, or you can use them to make some interesting furniture. There are actually a lot of things into which you can transform your old shutters. Here are some ideas for re-purposing your shutters:

1. Shutter shelves

2. Shutter benches

3. Lamp holders

4. Plate rack

5. Towel Rack

6. Shower Caddy

7. Plant holders

8. Wall decoration

9. Coat rack

10. Mail Holder

To add a vintage twist to your fancy, new plantation shutter furniture, try distressing the paint. One way to do this is to use wood stain and an old, frayed paintbrush. Domestic Imperfections has a great post on how to distress paint with her Dirty Cowboy technique.

Shutters are a classic and timeless investment to your home. However, sometimes we inherit old shutters in an old home. Try out some of these ideas before you decide to toss out your shutters. For more ideas and inspiration, check out our inspiration board on our Creative Projects board on our Pinterest account.

If you’re looking for shutter replacements in the Orange County, CA area, consider giving Golden West Shutters in Lake Forest, CA a call. We offer free in-home consultations, and are professionals in the plantation shutters business. We manufacture our own plantation shutters and provide custom home installations. We’ve been serving homes in the Orange County since 1987. See what our customers have to say about us! Visit us today at 20561 Pascal Way, Lake Forest, CA 92630, or call us at 949.951.0600. We look forward to hearing from you!