Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Shweet Shutters

I love it when people give me shutters, there are so many things to do with them.  I decided this trio of shutters needed to be the back to an organizational bin.
I joined the shutters together on the back with a board.  I then cut 4 angled pieces to use as the sides of the bins.  No math for me--I just eyeball it, pick an angle on the chop saw and cut.  
A board across the front and the bottom completed the bin.  I painted it yellow and blue.  I love how the distressing came out.
I added some chalkboard pieces
and hooks to help with the organization.
This would work inside
or outside as a planter for herbs or flowers. Linking up at Funky Junk interiors.

13 comments:

  1. Great idea! I have several old shutter that have broken parts, so I've been waiting to cross paths with a little wooden box to attach to them that would hid the broken part.

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  2. oh amazing! you did a good job for turning it into something useful. Just droppin' by to say hi :D


    Judy
    www.pursuitoffunctionalhome.com
    www.kusinaniinday.blogspot.com

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  3. This is awesome....love the look and the usefulness!

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  4. Oh my goodness . . . I love this idea! I've been trying to figure out how to do an "organizational wall" in my garage entry hallway and this is perfect. Now I have to go shopping for some old shutters. Thanks for the inspiration, Patti@OldThingsNew

    P.S. Pinned this to Pinterest!

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  5. I would love that outside...too cute...with herbs!

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  6. The finish on these is really awesome. Love how they turned out!

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  7. Love them Becky!! And so useful either inside or out. Great job.
    Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered

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  8. This is gorgeous!! Totally loving the blue and yellow finish!!

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  9. becky--another winner! love the functionality and the color! :)

    gail

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  10. It came out wonderfully! I think I'd love it if people GAVE me shutters too! Lucky girl!

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  11. I love the chalkboard paint part - so clever to do it on a regular thick piece of wood. Amazing as usual!
    Lindsay

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  12. Love this idea using the shutters~very cool and functional.

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