10.23.2010

101 Uses For Shutters

Okay, so I only have two. But that just sounded so much better no?  I have shown my bifold shutter door turned hall tree before but it was awhile ago. I thought I'd show it again for those that may have missed it. I made this for my previous house in GA when I didn't have a lot of foyer space. It fit nicely next to the door to drop off mail or keys. Then we moved here and what do you know, no foyer again. One day I will have a foyer. But in the mean time, this was a good solution to place in the narrow hallway that leads to the kitchen.




I gave it a bit of some Fall decor. It wasn't until I saw the pictures that I realized I did not swap out my summer ribbon on the mirror. Isn't it amazing what you see once you take a photo of it. Aside from the dust I mean.


Shutter set number two was made into this shelf. I currently have it by my front door. I talked about it here. I managed to get one recent shot before my camera died.  The rest are from the summer.

I love the old warn red wood on these. I would love to find more with this kind of age to them. You don't see the star and the moon cut outs on shutters much anymore.


So those are my 101 ways to use shutters. Or two, whatev.  Help me fill in the other 99 and let me know what sort of things you have done with shutters.


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45 comments:

  1. LOve this! It is so pretty. Never would have thought to do that. You are so clever! =0)

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  2. Your shutter hall tree is fabulous. A perfect idea when you don't have a foyer or are limited on space. This would be a great idea for apartment dwellers.
    Love it!
    Jane

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  3. Very clever. Love those corbels with the shutters in the foyer. That's quite a piece!

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  4. I love shutters of all kinds! Love the one in your foyer :)
    the outdoor one is fantastic! great job!
    gail

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  5. I love your ideas. I have bifold shutters like that and have been trying to think of what to do with them. Did you attach molding to the top? I love the little shelf you added too. I'm going to go back and read the original post. Thanks for the idea.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  6. Love the shutter in your foyer. That is really beautiful.

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  7. I love the foyer shutter, those corbels are to die! thanks for stopping by my blog, -denise

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  8. I am glad you showed that again. I love it and love the bench made from shutters, too.

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  9. It really is a great use of shutters! I love the bench. Good picture of the star too:)

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  10. I love your shutter ideas, Anita! I think I first found you and your blog thru your hall tree (a linky party, perhaps?). I love that idea! Now, you just have to come up with 99 more uses, and you'll be all set:)

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  11. That hall tree is to die for! Wish I had room in my house for something like that. Great job.

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  12. How funny that I just went back to the beginning of your blog earlier today and saw the entry shutter table. I loved it. It is a great project.

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  13. Hi Anita!
    This is the last night of the Relevant conference, and I am skipping what is going on in the ballroom to come visit my blogging friends!!
    My ears hurt! LOL! 200++ women talking--whew.
    SO, HI!!
    You know I love this shutter hall tree--I wonder why I didn't put it in my post on shutters!! :)
    That hall tree post was the first thing I read on your blog and you know I still love it!!!
    It's yummy and you're creative and I'm glad I know you!!
    Hugs and blessings!!
    ~me

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  14. Love what you did with these, girl!

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  15. Hi Anita! I love your shutter hall tree...what a good idea. Those corbels are great too!

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  16. A-mazing!!!!! Now I have an idea what to do with all of the closet bi-fold doors that are stashed in our crawl space downstairs!

    Love the lanterns!!!!

    ~Kolein

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  17. O.K. I KNEW I liked you!!!!
    1.That is the cutest front door decoration ever. 2. I love galvanized buckets, they are all over my house. 3. is CL for craigs list? I would haggle in a heartbeat, but not at the meeting place.
    4. peri menopause. sigh. what .EVER.
    xoxo
    lynn

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  18. Aren't you clever! I love the hall tree and the fun bench outside your door. Great use of shutters!

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  19. Who could have thought...I love your idea...

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  20. Oh my gosh I lOVE that hall way shutter tree! FABULOUS! what a great use of space and junk :)

    And I love old moon and star shutters too...never have found any around here though. Must keep looking!

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  21. What a wonderful idea !! I love your repurposed shutter hall tree !! I wish I had a spot to do something like this ... I may have to find a way to borrow this fabulous idea !! Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

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  22. I'm loving your shutter hall shelf! I already know where I can put one in my house. Now I just have to talk my hubby into it! I'm your newest follower - can't wait to see what else I can copy! Have a nice weekend and I'm glad you reposted this!

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  23. I LOVE them!! What a great idea for your entry way!! They look perfect and that little shelf is adorable. I love the shutter with the design cutouts like that. Right now I have a pair of small shutters that cover the kitty boxes, it is bad when people have to look at them and it give the kitties a little privacy! :) I love shutters!!!

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  24. Hi...your hall tree is SO beautiful!!
    What a gorgeous piece and its uses are so practical too!
    I love this!!! Hmmm you've got me thinking :)
    I have 2 more sets of shutters left to create with..they are so much fun!!
    Im (purehunnybee) on your followers list...I love your blog!!
    Come and visit!

    With all my heart...Deborah xo

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  25. Anita,
    Your hall tree is still one of my favorites...LOVE it!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  26. Anita, I am glad you posted this again. I love the shutter hall tree... you are so creative!

    Have a good week, Annette

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  27. I have some cute shutters that would make a great note board for my office, thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. I love both creations!--the bench and the foyer shutter--both very unique and cool! Dont have a foyer either!--maybe will try this idea out!

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  29. Hi Anita....I love your shutter ideas...all so beautiful!!~

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  30. yes, I LOVE both of your shutter projects.You have such a good eye and the vision to come up with these projects. Especially the hall tree. And just how do you have that mirror hanging?

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  31. Cool idea, makes we wish I had a coastal themed home so I could steal it!

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  32. Anita, I really love the way you showcased the shutters. You're right -- they're very versatile. One time my daughter and I made a headboard from shutters and we stuck little christmas lights in between the slats. I think it's on my blog under tutorials. Anyway, it was so pretty at night. We should have gone ahead and put a pretty sheer fabric with it too, but the daughter was in a hurry to get it done. It was her first apartment.

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  33. I LOVE that shelf. So pretty!! I'm inspired. :) Guess I need to find some old shutters...

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  34. You know me, totally decorating challenged, but that is beautiful. I don't even know how you come up with these things! It's like your eye sees something totally different than me when looking at the same thing. What a wonderful gift.

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  35. Love...Love...Love them all!!!
    What fabulous ideas:)

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  36. WOW!!! I love them both so much!

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  37. Featured your outside shutter to shelf project on our blog today!

    http://www.sallyleebythesea.com/2010/10/old-shutters-become-beachy-shelf.html

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  38. I love, love, love what you have done with your shutters. But I really adore the first one the best.

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  39. I really like your post you done great jobs. Thanks for sharing valuable information.
    bi fold doors

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  40. Most of the sliding door hardware by Johnson Hardware does not require a bottom track. Instead they use a small guide placed on the floor only where the shutters or doors would overlap when closed.
    bifold doors

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  41. What a great collection. I LOVE that hallway one! And those corbels! BAHH!!! I'd need jailwear if I lived near you cuz I'd be stealing your stuff.

    Donna

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  42. I love your shutter idea!

    I featured it on my blog. www.thethreesweetpeas.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Stacie

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