New Life For An Old Cedar Fence

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.
The brown, cheap looking shutters were pretty ugly. They had to go.
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.
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.
Now they're all ready to go up on the house! I love the tones of the old wood!
I promptly took down the old shutters and put up the new ones.
So much better!

Issaac @ Practicing ImPerfection
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  • Marsha Marsha on Jan 02, 2018
    I saw another post you did in removing a top cabinet in your kitchen. I too have this similar type cabinet that separates the kitchen and living room and it blocks so much. Hubby is worried it is connecting the other cabinets and connected to the ceiling. Plus he worries about losing cabinet space. If I were to consider removing it how best to go about it and seeing how it is all connected?


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