reclaim-wood-shuttersWhen you are removing your old wood shutters to replace them with new shutters, don’t immediately throw them out. There are actually quite a few things that you can do with old wood shutters that can be quite unique, or that could benefit someone you know.

Repurposing old wood shutters is one of the best ways to take care of your environment and the world around you. It’s also a great way to save money and even have some unique items in your home.

Sand down those old wood shutters, repaint them, and donate them to a friend or family member. Even though you preferred to replace your old wood shutters with new ones, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the old shutters are hopeless.

If you enjoy working with tools and taking on small home improvement projects, and you know a friend or family member who would love to have wood shutters but couldn’t afford them (or couldn’t justify the expense), you should strip the old paint down, sand them smooth, and then repaint them before giving them to your friend or loved one. This could be a great gift idea they would always appreciate.

Unique headboards.

You can take your old wood shutters and refinish them with a rustic color, such as grey or brown, and have them positioned over the head of your bed. This can make an interesting and unique headboard that could potentially transform your bedroom.

Planters.

Taking old wood shutters, gluing and securing them in a square, and having a base inset in the square, you could create some unique outdoor planters.

Tables.

In the same vein as what you would do with planters, you can create some nice, unique end tables, or even coffee tables using your old wood shutters. The side slats would provide a completely original style that would be ideally suited for the rustic, classic farm look in your home.

There are nearly endless ideas for what you could do with your old wood shutters. All it takes is a bit of imagination, some elbow grease, and a little sense of adventure.

When you’re replacing your old wood shutters, don’t just throw them out; reuse them. If you have a different idea for what to do with them, share that with others who are looking for some great ideas, too.

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