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New Life For An Old Cedar Fence

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I absolutely despised the cheap looking shutters on my little mobile home. Lucky for me, I had picked up some old cedar fence panels at a yard sale that were the perfect size to make some new shutters.
  • new life for an old cedar fence, diy, fences, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
The brown, cheap looking shutters were pretty ugly. They had to go.
  • new life for an old cedar fence, diy, fences, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
I had previously picked up some cedar fence panels at a yard sale that has been wonderful for a few of my projects. And I still have some left to play with!
After breaking the panels down and de-nailing them, I cut them to size. I then cut them vertically right down the center.
  • new life for an old cedar fence, diy, fences, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
I had a little inspiration from a neighbor while walking my dog. They had some pretty neat looking wooden shutters with little hearts cut out. I decided to cut out some primitive stars on mine.
I did my best to draw out some primitive stars and cut them out with a jigsaw. They aren't perfect but perfection is well... just boring. I then cut some scrap pieces down to size to nail the two sides together.
  • new life for an old cedar fence, diy, fences, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
Now they're all ready to go up on the house! I love the tones of the old wood!
  • new life for an old cedar fence, diy, fences, outdoor living, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects
I promptly took down the old shutters and put up the new ones.
So much better!

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  • Drenna Heiser
    Drenna Heiser Lynden, WA

    Awesome!!

  • Kathy Bitzan
    Kathy Bitzan Olympia, WA

    cute idea.

  • Mumsy
    Mumsy Paradise, CA

    Great idea. I own an older mobile home and wish they would post more ideas regarding mobile homes. I have done many renovations and now it's very homey and feels more like a regular house. Thanks so much for sharing this cost effective idea.

    • Ruthadams1944

      I agree with you . I also live in an older mobile home and they can be fixed up to look more like a house. I would love to see more renovations also. Blossom

  • Karen Ray
    Karen Ray San Antonio, TX

    Add two more panels to each side. Scale to windows. Wow!!!

  • Carole White

    Great idea...I may just need to "borrow" it :) Thanks for sharing!

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