Use an Old Shutter for a Table Runner

4 Materials
20 Minutes

About three years ago I found some green shutters at a garage sale with the intentions of decorating my home with them. Ever bring a piece home and just kind of feel like you hit a wall? You know you had good intentions when purchasing the item, right? Or was my inner hoarder coming out when I saw how cute and inexpensive they were? {did I just admit that I am a hoarder, shhh don’t tell my hubby!} With that said days turned into months and here I am three years later with the perfect use of my shutters- hallelujah! I will spare you the time that it took me to figure out a cute and original idea that I actually liked. After all we have all see the shutter headboard, the shutter mail carrier, the shutter shelf- but none seemed to scream make me! Until now….

Here's our shutter!

Meet the shutter runner. Yep the easiest table runner that adds color, height, dimension and texture instantly to your dining table. We had some fun zestin’ this gorgeous spring inspired table….

Some decor tips?

-mismatched is fun and interesting

-Want some green? Go out to the yard with some clippers!

- Candles are a must for ambiance

- Keep it detailed, after all people will be sitting up close and personal. Add little statues, bottles, etc.

Have fun!!
This is one of my favorite centerpieces!


Suggested materials:

  • Plants
  • Shutter
  • Vases
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  • The19103297
    on May 14, 2017

    how do you keep the items on the shutter from all sitting unevenly?
    • Gabrielle Falk
      on Jun 19, 2020

      I guess the best way, just guessing!, would be to ensure that the bases of the items on the shutter, were broad enough to cover several slats. So that they are not easily tipped over. I just love that beautiful table decoration. Not hard to do, but so very effective. I'm keeping an image in my 'special' home decor ideas. That is, ideas that are doable, and don't need a full workshop of tools. Or a degree in mechanical/electrical engineering, and a heap of different tools, gadgets, and 'stuff'.

  • Gabrielle Falk
    on Jun 19, 2020

    Your table setting, looks absolutely beautiful. So clever.

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