Make a Beautiful Wall Organizer with Repurposed Shutters

Posted by: on June 18th, 2013 | One Comment
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Shutters on most residential homes today are merely window dressing. Nailed in place to the side of your house, they are unlikely to provide much privacy or security.

But please, don’t take these statements as an indictment of shutters. We love them, and they perform a much-needed decorative function, framing windows with architectural detail and often a splash of color. They have attractive and useful applications inside the home as well.

The team at Martha Stewart Living created this short video to show you how repurposed shutters can make a beautiful wall organizer for your home office or almost anywhere around the home. Anduin Havens, design director for video at Martha Stewart Living, demonstrates just how easy it is to do, using little more than a drill, a few screws, paint and shutters (of course).

Anduin uses Martha Stewart Living Brownstone Brick Textured Metallic paint to give her shutters a dazzling bronzed finish. You’ll find many other exciting options to suit the style and décor of every room in your home in the Martha Stewart Living Paint collection.


If you like this idea, you’ll find a million-and-one useful storage and organization solutions for your home online and in-store at The Home Depot. Plus, check out more decor and home improvement videos here on the Home Depot blog and on The Home Depot’s YouTube channel.

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  1. ShutterLand says:

    I really enjoyed the video about repurposing exterior fixed louver shutters. I like that they add attractive architectural detail and functionality to the desk. You may want to align the screw holes with wall studs before drilling. Save a little paint so you can touch-up the screw heads after the shutters are installed. What a cool project.