Affixed as doors, shutters are truly charming. In fact, there's no quicker way to turn your home into a quaint and cozy cottage-like environment than by affixing shutters to all of your hinges. They're old-fashioned in the best possible way, and there's a reason that the shuttered door and window look is making a resurgence in popularity.
However, did you know that you can use old shutters for more than just your doors and windows? As it turns out, they also make an excellent choice for some truly inventive and enviable DIY projects. With a quick coat of paint and the right wall to hang on, shutters can look awesome and also be useful for storage. And, since they're made of wood, they're also ideal to build interesting and unusual furniture. Want to see for yourself? Check out these 12 shutter ideas below. Hopefully, you have space for #11 in your kitchen because it is awesome.
#1. Paint some vintage shutters and arrange them on the wall behind your bed for an easy, cute headboard.
#2. Mount a shutter to the wall and hang plants.
#3. Use a shutter as a creative way to display your family photos.
#4. If you've got kids, a DIY shutter bulletin board is a great way to display their projects, homework assignments, and to-do lists.