Quick Tip #36: Shutter Turned Magazine Rack

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The fourth and last tip in our little Décor Quick Tip series about reclaimed louvre shutters…

#36  Repurpose an old louvre shutter panel by converting it into a novel upcycled magazine rack. If you find threading magazines through the shutter slits too difficult, remove every other slat from the panel in order for the books and thicker magazines to flip over the slats more easily. These shutter magazine racks look best with a fresh lick of pain in a bright or trendy colour.

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Quick Tip #35: Shutters Turned Dish Rack

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Here is tip number three in our Décor Quick Tip series about reclaimed louvre shutters. This is one of the more unique and creative uses for shutters that I’ve come across on the net…

#35  Convert an old louvre screen panel into a quirky shabby chic display rack for your crockery and dishes that can also double as a drying rack. Use brackets to create a louvre shelf – the shutter’s tilt bar will ensure that your dishes won’t slip through the slat openings. You can even attach some hooks to hang cups from. Another interesting way to utilise your shutter panel is to remove all the slats and fix it to your wall vertically – your plates can now slot into recesses perfectly.

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Quick Tip #34: Shutters Turned Headboard

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Time for tip number two in our Décor Quick Tip series about reclaimed louvre shutters… this is one of my favourites! We have used this brilliant idea to create a one-of-a-kind headboard for one of our interior design clients (see the middle image above)…

#34  Transform an old louvre screen or a collection of individual shutter panels into a gorgeous headboard. Give your shutters a fresh lick of paint or leave them distressed and peeling for that vintage look. For added interest, you can vary the height and the finish or colour of the louvre shutters you are using. This headboard will also look amazing in a house with a beach cottage / coastal or shabby chic flavour… 

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Quick Tip #33: Shutters Turned Wall Organizer

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I think it is time for another little Décor Quick Tip series… this one is going to be about various clever things you can do with old or reclaimed louvre shutters! I have stumbled upon some seriously cool images and ideas, so keep your eyes peeled in the next few weeks!

#33  Repurpose old shutters by converting them into a nifty wall catch-all. The shutters’ louvers make for an excellent odds-and-ends receptacle – a perfect place to tuck letters, postcards and invitations, or display art and photographs. This shutter organizer will serve you especially well in your foyer or study – you can even attach a hook or two for keys or add a notepad for quick shopping lists and memos…

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