Is it time for you to update and replace your old shutters? Or are you a ‘DIYer’ and searching for an exciting new project? Well then look no further than our latest update on recycling or as we like to call it – upcycling or re-purposing your shutters. Interior plantation shutters can be a fantastic source of inspiration to create a number of stylish yet practical lifestyle pieces to enhance your home or specific space. Moreover, wooden shutters are a unique way to inject the ‘shabby chic’ design trend into your home.
Try your hand at creating a striking light fixture. This feature continues to incorporate the basic window shutter mechanics, making this design both attractive and useful. You shall still be able to adjust the louvres to adjust the amount of light in a room by closing to dim or opening for a brighter light. As you can see from the picture this construction will work better with narrower shutters. Finally, paint the shutters in your desired colour.
Alternatively, re-purposed shutters could be turned into a base of a lamp by adding a solid panel to the bottom and top of the lamp. A great way to create a more modern look is by simply adding a patterned lamp shade.