Quick and Easy Shutters

by Melanie
4 Materials
30 Minutes

I have a window on my shed that I wanted to spruce up with shutters but did not want to pay for the cost of wood or buy vinyl shutters. I had a piece of roofing panel left over from my garden project that I thought would be perfect for this little project.

This is the piece of roofing panel it happens to be brown which is perfect as the trim around my window is too.

Here is my window, the first step was to measure the length of the window.

Next I laid the panel on the ground and measured out the length.

Using an exacto blade I scored a line to my desired length.

Once your line is scored just bend along the line and it will snap apart.

These are my two pieces cut. You can use your blade to clean up the edges if you need to.

You will notice in the picture some white paint on the panel. I had some Expresso brown paint and lightly sprayed the panel to cover the white. Using small nails and a hammer I attached my shutters.

Here are my new shutters!

This was s super easy project,and I love how it turned out. These panels come in a variety of colors and materials. One sheet depending on window size could give you 3 to 4 sets of shutters for under $25.00.

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  • Betty  Neri Betty Neri on Aug 23, 2021

    how do i make a storage table ifor kitchen that has room for a microwave and cubords underneath

  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Jul 19, 2022

    What kind of roofing material that would snap so easily?

  • Carollynda Carollynda on Aug 05, 2022

    Is the roofing panel fiberglass or metal? It looks like some kind of fiber? Thanks.😸🤔🤔

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  • Bil32877687 Bil32877687 on Jul 19, 2022

    Very clever! Looks really great!

  • Sherry Clark Sherry Clark on Jul 19, 2022

    Would love to see a post on how you took that old bedstead and made it into a bench!

    • Melanie Melanie on Jul 20, 2022

      Hi sherry, there is a post about making that into a bench. Just follow me on hometalk and you will be able to see it.