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DIY Wood Shutters for $0

DIY Wood Shutters for $0


I am so thrilled to share this one with all of you!

A FREE project????!!!

Aren’t they the best!

Here is how I stay free with this project or some other “free” projects in the past, I shop my house! That simple…I use materials that I already have and try to see potential in them.

So what free items do you need to have lying around your house to complete this one?

1. Extra wooden fence pieces

2. Some finishing nails,

Oh and a handsome guy that will help make the “easy” cuts and put it together for you! That’s all…and if you decide to put a finish on these shutters, then some left over stain or paint won’t hurt! Here I kept mine natural…I loved the beauty of the natural “worn-down” color.

Here the tutorial to this super easy project.

1. Detach wooden panels from frame by gently hammering out each piece.

hubby knocking out wood panels

2. Measure Window and Cut each piece to size (choosing 3 pieces vertically)

3. Measure the width and cut two pieces to size to add to bottom and top of shutter

4. Nail together shutters using the horizontal top piece.

DIY Wooden Shutters from Fence Wood

 HINT: I used the reverse side of wood since I preferred the natural tone instead of the grayish  side;  see below imageIMG_3379

IMPORTANT: Also, as  above photo make sure to bend finishing nails once assembled.

5. Sand down the shutter to make smooth

6. Lastly, screw shutters to house through the horizontal panel to avoid splitting the wood.

DIY Wooden Rustic Shutters

It doesn’t hurt to add a beautiful striped umbrella to pair nicely with the wood tones. I love this one that I found on Amazon.

DIY Wooden Shutters from Fence Wood

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    1. Thank you so much : )
      I love how much they made a difference to the back of my house and for free…can’t beat that!

  1. I LOVE these Deb! What an impact they make on the back window! I think my power tool skills just might be good enough now that I could tackle this solo too! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Lindi recently posted…Coconut Scrambled EggsMy Profile

    1. Hi Linidi,

      Thank you! Ohhh you go girl haha…love to see them if you decide to make your own.

  2. Oh I love these! I so wish those would fit the style of my house as we are getting ready to tear down and replace our back fence. Who doesn’t love a chic AND free project? Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
    Amanda recently posted…Meal Plan MondayMy Profile

    1. Thank you Amanda! Oh think of all the projects you can do with that “rustic” wood : )
      I actually just created another project last night using the remaining wood…so make sure you save yourself some.

    1. Hi Mary,

      Nothing greater than finding something you already have lying around in your home…right? Thank you for stopping by!

    1. Thanks Roxanne! I love mixing some wood to add texture…thought it was worth the try and it worked!

    1. Awesome Thanks Stephanie! Yea you never know when you can find an old fence hanging out on the side of the road…I feel like that happens so often this time of year for when people are getting new fences and knocking the old ones down.

  3. Now this is one awesome THRIFTY DIY project and I LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing these cute shutters at my Show and Share Party. You will be featured at my party on Monday.

    Linda@Coastal Charm recently posted…Happy 4th of JulyMy Profile

    1. Thanks you Brian! Love that these were free and they add so much to the blah back side of the house.

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