Whether your looking for repurposed shutter projects, or projects made from a bi-fold door, I’ve got you covered. For a long time, I was unable to find decent window shutters at a price I could afford. But, then it occurred to me that the bi-fold doors I was finding FREE on the curb worked equally well to make shutter projects.
Let’s see if you can tell which projects are shutters, and which are bi-fold doors.
This Welcome Sign was fun and easy to make for a fall porch scene. You’ll notice it’s on legs, that’s my favorite part of this project!
A free curb find resulted in this cute but odd garden plant bench. I seriously can’t believe anyone would have a door painted like this, but it’s really fun for the yard, don’t you think?
If you have a set of four, you can make an awesome bookshelf like this one. This shutter bookshelf is really easier than it looks if you follow my step by step directions.
Well, looky here! This hall tree is made out of a door and shutters! Louvered and bi-fold doors are so interchangeable for shutters in all kinds of projects. But you may never find shutters this wide!
Repurposed Shutter Projects | Cabinets
A tall rustic shutter cabinet is great for a bathroom or guestroom. I suppose it could even be useful in a small kitchen as extra pantry storage!
Who wouldn’t love a cupboard made out of shutters? Where would you use it? In the potting shed, guest room, or someplace else?
Add a scrap piece of wood and some hooks or knobs, and make a shutter shelf organizer.
Using matching parts of bi-fold doors, and crib spindles I made a great chippy shelf. Would you use this indoors or outdoors?
Technically, I guess this hanging produce bin shutter project isn’t really a shelf. But, it does hold stuff, right?
I was inspired by a friend to make this tall shutter shelf.
Shutter Mail Key Rack
This odd sized shutter was perfect to use as a mail organizer/key rack.
This one is from way back in the day. It’s still a favorite of mine, and I wish I knew where it is now. It’s one of the first Shutter Magazine Racks I ever made.
How about another one? In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to easily paint any shutter project!
This unique fireplace screen is made from bi-fold doors!
Home Decor | Family Rules Sign
Everyone should have a Family Rules Sign. I saw something at Cracker Barrel that reminded me I had this shutter that would be perfect!
Using Repurposed Shutter Slats for Projects
If you have a broken shutter or bi-fold door, don’t just use those slats for paint stirring! Those shutter slats are very useful for their own projects!
Here’s another great use for extra slats. Make a handy crate or decorative magazine holder.
Make some chalkboard tags for drinks, pitchers, or even gift tags!
Three more ways to make beverage tags out of leftover slats.
Wow! What will you make first? So many repurposed shutter projects for you to choose from. Shutters and Bi-Fold doors are readily available at your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore!
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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.