With time, your once new and beautiful window shutters will get old. When this happens many homeowners remove the units from their windows and discard them. This shouldn’t be you. Even if the units look ugly and unfit for the windows, there are many other ways you can reuse them.
How to reuse plantation shutters
The base for the garden: You should repaint the shutters and place them against the fence or wall. Using strings, tie the bottled plants on the shutters. This not only allows you to grow more plants, but it also gives your garden a new look. For a beautiful look, use plants of different species.
Kitchen equipment hanger: Unless the units are rotten or extremely out of shape, you can use them to hang your kitchen equipment such as knives, forks, and spoons. You should repaint the shutters and install nails to hang your items. For a great impression, paint the units in a color that complement your kitchen.
Bench: Did you know you can make a bench from the interior shutters? If you have the skills, you should install legs on the screens and they make a perfect seat. If you don’t have carpentry skills, hire a contractor to help you out. You should note that the shutters aren’t too strong; therefore, you should avoid using them in areas of high traffic. One of the best places to put them is in the dining or bedroom.
Coat hanger: Since you can use the shutters to hang your plants, why not use them to hang your coats, purses, and scarves? If the units aren’t awfully damaged, you should stick them to your walls using nails and install coat hangers on them.
Bookcase: Have you seen a bookcase made from old indoor shutters? They are usually breathtaking. You should hire a contractor to combine two or more screens and make a beautiful case for your books. As rule of thumb, avoid using shutters are too rotten as they will look bad.
These are some of the ways in which you can reuse your old screens. While you should consider reusing your shutters instead of discarding them, sometimes you are better off dumping them especially if the shutter materials are extremely out of shape that they can’t stand on their won.