I’m back with another “shutter” project, a shutter shelf with hooks! Well…. you know it’s actually half of a bi-folding door that I dug out of my shed to make that fireplace screen. To make that, I needed 4 pieces the same size, which gave me four extra “shutters” to use for other projects.
This project is really easy, so it is great for beginners!
Shutter Shelf With Hooks
To remind you… these are the doors I used. They’ve been in the shed for a long, long time!
Trim Shutter With Saw
Having a sliding compound miter saw is really helpful for these projects. I needed to cut a little off one end to make it match the other end.
Add Top Shelf
If you don’t have a Kreg Jig, you’re really missing out. This shelf was so easy to attach to the “shutter” using their pocket hole screws. It’s not only easy, but surprisingly sturdy.
I was anxious to see how it looked, so I threw it up on the fence to see it in all it’s glory!
What's the Best Way to Paint a Shutter Shelf with Hooks?
Next up? It got the Finish Max treatment. Painting slats by hand? Not this ole gal!
We had such pretty weather, I had worked on a LOT of projects and decided to paint them all with some black diy chalky paint primer. You can see the horizontal shelf behind the portable coffee station. You can also see FOUR cabinet door coat racks.
Add Knobs for More Hanging Options
I added some knobs along the bottom, since it was too narrow for my “go to” coat hooks from D. Lawless. I then noticed that each end was the perfect place for those hooks!
And here is the finished project! It’s really long and very spacious. I think I love it!
Where would YOU use this shelf with hooks?
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.