Upcycling Window Shutters

Angled louvers were first used in ancient Greece. They’ve fallen out of fashion, making them a perfect candidate for upcycling. Creative designers have turned shutters into tables, headboards, cabinets, even ceilings.

Salvaged Shutter Walls At The Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento

shutters on walls
Ella Dining Room and Bar, Sacramento.

shutters on walls
Ella Dining Room and Bar

ella-arch-dailyElla Dining Room and Bar

reuse of old shutters
Ella Dining Room and Bar

More Shutter Walls And Vertical Gardens

wood shutter reuse
Vertical Garden by Randy Raburn

recycled shutters
Shutter wall by Bees Knees Bungalow, www.beeskneesbungalow.com
recycled shutters
Old shutters used as a privacy screen wall.

recycled shutters
By Laura of www.oliveandlove.com – see Laura’s detailed description.

recycled shutters
Shutter wall, White Dog Cafe, outside of Philadelphia. carriesdesignmusings.blogspot.com

Shutter Furniture

shutter table
Shutter sofa table. How-to: www.hgtv.com

shutter headboard
Shutter Headboards. www.aidangrayhome.com

furniture made from shutters
Six large shutters make a breezy and beautiful armoire. (Martha Stewart Living) homedesign.marthastewart.com

pantry-doors-shuttersShutters were used as the pantry door and as kitchen cabinet doors in this renovated cabin. janecoslick.blogspot.com

shutter-reuseInterior shutters. m.bhg.com

shutter headboard
Shutter Headboard. How-to: www.hgtv.com

shutter headboard
Shutter headboard. www.completely-coastal.com

furniture made from shutters
Bulletin board surrounded by shutters. This is an old image taken from a magazine. Have yet to find the original source.

shutter-tableOutdoor shutter table. cottageandcabin.blogspot.com

furniture made from shutters
Shutter Bench with an old headboard as back rest by Karen. cleverkaren.blogspot.com

shutter bench

shutter chair
Shutter Chair via: dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com

furniture made from shutters
Teak shutter cabinet. cokasdikofurniture.com

Shutter sideboard, original paint. maidadevega.com

shutters on walls
The pizzeria Capana in Athens by K-Studio. www.k-studio.gr

shutters on walls
Shutter ceiling at Capana in Athens by K-Studio. www.k-studio.gr

recycled shutters
Garden on a shutter. By Lele Ceschini, www.flickr.com

old-shuttersShutter, repainted and distressed. frenchlarkspur.blogspot.com

shutters-romantic-homeWood shutters found on the street surround a mirror. romantichome.blogspot.com

reuse of old shutters
Another Mirror (!) with window box, made with recycled shutters and wood shims (for the picket fence effect). handartdesignstudio

coastal-livingRecycled shutters as closet doors. Photo by Richard Leo Johnson. www.myhomeideas.com

recycled shutters
Two shutters and coat hooks. dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com

Shutter side table. How-to: www.goodhousekeeping.com

shutter reuse
Shutters in Singapore. Photo copyright Fog Lam, www.pbase.com

How To Decorate With Old Shutters

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Keiren is an artist who lives in New York City. A lover of animals, nature, science & green building.

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Wow! I have 'Shutter Love' and you have given me so much inspiration! Thank you <3


these shutter designs are fantastic


wow, gives me all kinds of ideas. So many talented ideas out there

Thanks for sharing



Wow there is some amazing and beautiful images. thanks for sharing this beautiful Shutter Reuse with us.


Great ideas....


I absolutely love when people reuse old things, but these shutters are out of this world! I've seen some old shutters in Newmarket that I really want to put on my walls and ceiling now.