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.