Clever Oversized Shutter Farmhouse Decor

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This oversized shutter farmhouse decor idea is a great way to fill a boring blank wall in your home, on your porch, or even in your garden!

clever oversized shutter farmhouse decor

Of course, when I’m looking for something like this, our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore is always my first stop. Our store usually has quite a few small shutters to choose from, but of course that section of the store didn’t have any in the size that I was looking for. So I headed over to the doors! And I found about 30 of exactly what I was looking for and they were $15 per door! Bam! Outdated louvered closet doors, you now have a new lease on life!

All I had to do to make these old doors look shuttery was to remove the little hinges that were holding them together and I ended up with two separate “shutters”.

clever oversized shutter farmhouse decor

I had a particular use in mind and these closet doors were a bit too tall so I had to cut one down a bit. This is actually a super easy task on a louvered door because you really only need to cut through the outer frame on each side, so it can even be done with a handsaw if you don’t have a big miter saw or table saw handy.

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clever oversized shutter farmhouse decor

I was fine just leaving it like that, but Chris (being the perfectionist that he is) wanted to reassemble the bottom to make it look like a full shutter. So we cut a few of the louvers out and reattached the bottom part of the frame with some wood glue.

clever oversized shutter farmhouse decor

I painted the shutter using a dark grey outdoor paint and added a little dry brushing in on top to give it some age and character.

And here’s where it ended up!

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1 question
  • Linda
    on Aug 13, 2019

    Will this hold up in an unprotected porch area, or do you have to use a sealer over the paint coat?

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  • Jane
    on Aug 12, 2019

    I love it just the way it is!

  • Janice
    on Aug 12, 2019

    Great upcycle and thanks for the idea that I think I'll be using. I have a couple of those slatted bi--fold closet doors so you've provided me with inspiration to do something with them.

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