I love a quick and easy repurposed shutter magazine rack project! I also love using bi-fold doors when I don't have a window shutter.
Shutter Magazine Rack
This is our Thrift Store Day. Be sure to check out all the projects below.
Use a Louvered Door instead of a Shutter.
This magazine holder project is ½ 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.
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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 Slat to Make the Shutter Magazine Rack
Since I had never used one, it took me a few tries to get it flush with the side.
The Multi-Max is an excellent tool! There are many accessories available for it. I 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 cut it off flush.
You can use a small hand saw if you don't have this tool. You can see how I did this kind of project without the flush cut tool in my post.
Repurposed Slats make Great Paint Sticks.
Look at all the new paint stirrers I have now! And the shutter magazine rack is almost done!
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 paintbrush to paint shutters is no fun at all!
Paint Repurposed Shutter or Bi-Fold Door
Then I spray painted the repurposed shutter with pretty green paint.
Embellish and Hang Shutter Magazine Rack
I applied a flourish cut with my Silhouette Portrait to finish it.
Now it's time to look at more excellent 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
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.