I love a quick and easy repurposed shutter project! I also love shutter and/or bi-fold doors.
Use a Louvered Door in Lieu of a Shutter
This particular project is 1/2 of a bi-fold door similar to this one. Bi-fold louvered doors are inexpensive at second hand shops. I have made other shutter magazine holders by removing every other slat. Generally I would put the claw end of a hammer in the middle and do a quick snap, then remove the slat from each side.
Video How To Make a Repurposed Shutter Magazine Rack
But thanks to my Dremel Multi-Max I found a much easier way to remove the slats. I’ve never had a tool before that does flush cuts!
Remove Every Other Shutter Slat
Since I had never used one, it did take me a few tries to get it flush.
The Multi-Max is an awesome tool! There are many accessories available for it. I actually used it a lot when I removed layers of flooring while installing laminate floors.
You can see here that one of the slats came out. I think that I removed it before I realized that I should try the Dremel Multi-Max. I just stuck it back in the hole and then cut it off flush.
If you don’t have this tool, you can use a small had saw. You can see how I did this kind of project without the tool in my post
Repurposed Slats make Great Paint Sticks
Look at all the new paint stirrers I have now!
Option B to Remove Shutter Slats
If you don’t have a Dremmel, you can use a hammer to “snap” out every other slat, then fill the holes with putty or spackling.
I switched the blade out and put the sander on the Multi-Max, to smooth out the rough places.
I used a paint sprayer to apply a quick coat of primer. Using a paint brush to paint shutters is no fun at all!
Paint Repurposed Shutter or Bi-Fold Door
Then I spray painted the repurposed shutter with a pretty green paint.
Embellish and Hang Shutter Magazine Rack
To finish it off, I applied a flourish that I cut with my Silhouette Portrait.
Now it’s time to take a look at more great thrift store projects because it’s Thrift Store Decor Wednesday!
Iron Look Lamp Makeover from Our Southern Home
Stained Apple Basket from Domestically Speaking
Repurposed Oil Can Pumpkin from House Hawthornes
Farmhouse Style Serving Tray from Petticoat Junktion
Halloween Haunted House Decor from Sadie Seasongoods
Repurposed Shutter Magazine Rack from My Repurposed Life