Asked on May 9, 2017

How can you repurpose old shutters?

Katherine AnneMdo22971848Elizabeth Michels Pinizzotto


My kids had some old shutters and I want to make a family photo board from one. Any ideas?
4 answers
  • FL
    on May 9, 2017

    Oh yes! paint, leave rustic, strip, use part as a corkboard or blackboard. Use clothespins to attach photos to shutters, add hooks to hang keys, so many options! Try here for more ideas:
  • here is one idea using clothespins

  • Mdo22971848
    on May 9, 2017

    I like it. Very good use of reused materials. But my shutter is 6feet by 16 inches.
  • Katherine Anne
    on May 19, 2017

    I think clothes pins are your best way to go. Don't forget that you can decorate the clothes pins as well by wiping a paint wash on them, painting them outright or even using pieces of fabric that you cover with glue in order to give it a awesome decoupauged look. I just had another thought about magnets. You could get a very thin lightweight magnet and glue it on the back of each picture and then have set spots on the shutter where you can put pictures...where you will glue a small washer on it, just paint the washer the same color that you have painted or stained the shutter and it'll blend in perfectly. I love to see what you end up doing with the shutters, please send in a picture!
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