Recycled Shutters as Meaningful Wall Art

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Will I have time to get this recycled shutters project finished before Thanksgiving?? Maybe….
I am enamoured with plantation shutters these days however. A friend of mine is selling a bunch of new plantation shutters that were measured wrong. Plantation shutters are made to order here as they fit them to the size of your windows. Oouch. These shutters are expensive here. Hers would be ‘recycled shutters’, but they are also brand new. So, they are kind of affordable and this way there’s less waste in the world. I would love to make both a room divider with plantation shutters as well as window coverage, and… something like this darling recycled shutters idea of wall art with letters.

While the ‘Love’ wall art is good for Valentines, the word is neutral enough as a timeless treasure to make from recycled shutters. Using an old recycled shutter makes this an easy shabby chic DIY project that lends itself to many different styles, themes and purposes. Finish it ‘off white’ and it becomes perfect wedding decorations. Make it in someone’s favorite colors, and it makes an adorable gift. 

Actually, I was thinking of replacing the word “love” with either the word ‘Grace’ or ‘Fall’, and then add in some Autumn/Winter colors such as as burnt orange, tan, chocolate brown, cream, and some dashes of bright red, to give it a seasonal flavor.

What would you do? Go straight for the Fall/Winter season and be practical and make it suitable for Christmas also? That way the pressure is ‘off’ to have it finished by Thanksgiving. Yes, I think I might just do that.

How to make Recycled Shutter Wall Art with Letters

recycled shutter wall art with Love letters

The letters are simply attached with tiny frame hanging nails.

Lisa WH Kroll has been using this recycled shutter in several other home décor projects. A while ago it was painted black. She painted white over it for a stark contrast with the black letters, letting the black peak through here and there for a time-worn shabby chic look.

Image credit | learn more about this project that was first featured at Concord Cottage,.

More shabby chic home décor projects with shutters, that are simply beautiful (and practical):

1. Recycled shutter magazine rack

2. Recycled shutter birdhouses

3. Recycled shutter pin board

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