Abbie M
Abbie M
  • Hometalk Team
  • Brooklyn, NY

Grab an Old Shutter for This Multi Purpose Kitchen Idea!

9 Materials
$70
1 Day
Easy

Next time you're at a flea market grab an old shutter for this gorgeous farmhouse kitchen idea!

Check out the video for more how-to's!

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea


grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

Begin by scraping the shutter of any old paint or dirt.

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

Next, add a coat of spray paint to both sides.

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

Then, measure and cut or have your wood cut for you and add a coat of stain if desired.

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea
grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

Next, pre drill and drill the wood pieces into the top, middle and bottom of each shutter on both sides.

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea
grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea
grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

After your shell has been built it's time to add the shelves!

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

Predrill and drill the wood into all four corners of the top, middle, and bottom shelf on the cart.

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea
grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

Next, add four caster wheels to the bottom.

Flip it over & that's it! (:

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

Add an antique hook for towels, or other decorative elements.

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

Use the top as extra counter space and fill it up with cook books, pots, pans and cooking utensils!

grab an old shutter for this multi purpose kitchen idea

I hope this inspires you to rescue an old pair of shutters from your local thrift store!

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3 of 8 questions
  • Denise
    on Apr 19, 2019

    How can I save this on Messenger?

    • Cheryl
      on May 4, 2019

      Hi Denise.

      You can send this to yourself on Messenger using your phone. On the top right hand corner of your phone you will see 3 dots in a row vertically. Click the 3 dots. Next, scroll down to select share. This will give you options. Choose Messenger. Then choose "Just You" if you are sending it to yourself or choose who you want to send it to. I hope this helps you.

  • Carl
    on Apr 19, 2019

    Will plastic shutters work?


  • Beverly Luke
    on Apr 19, 2019

    What are the measurements for this piece? What is the distance between shelves. For some reason I can't get the video to play.

    • Inez Tankesly
      on Apr 19, 2019

      I would go by the width & height of the shutters. Decide where you will put the shelf & get the shutters accordingly.

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  • Pam
    on Apr 29, 2019

    This would be a nice entertainment center too.

  • Cheryl
    on May 4, 2019

    Thank you for posting this. You did a great job of construction. Thank you for the step-by-step instructions. I will definitely try this.

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