187) Cheap Window Shutters

by Gail on November 30, 2012

I joined Hometalk today, on a recommendation from the blog At the Picket Fence. I don’t join many of these fora, (although I’ve joined Houzz, Green Building, and Pinterest) because I find I can waste a lot of time.  Hometalk looks like it has a more practical purpose, as opposed to strictly inspirational. It also seems to apply to building DIY as well as the incredibly popular decor DIY.

Anyway, Hometalk sucked me in immediately, with a post about shutters. And, since I wanted to post my own comment and had to go out to the garden shed to photograph our DIY shutters,  I thought I’d include a short post on them here.

We made these shutters for free. When disposing of treated wood waste at the landfill site, I spied a closet bifold door, similar to the one on the left, that had been dumped (the dumper should have donated it to the Habitat for Humanity Restore, in my view!)
D cut them in half and attached them to the garden shed window frame with hinges. WWOOFers Kelly and Mike painted them to match the trim.
Reading this caption, I realize that I totally got other people to do all the work – I didn’t do anything (blush!)


I’m linking to:

Boogieboard Cottage’s Masterpiece Monday , C.R.A.F.T.’s Making Monday Marvelous, Little Red House Mosaic Monday, Apron Thrift Girl’s Thrift Share Monday,



{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

QMM December 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Love that blue and green. We are not much into DIY unless it is not too hard work I can do it on the kitchen table.LOL


Lorrie December 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Building things yourself, and for free (and getting others to do the work) is a great way to display your creativity AND pretty up your home. Lovely colour.


Pondside December 3, 2012 at 6:19 am

I like to re-use and haunt the ReStore and other salvage sites. Your shutters are good-looking and I may just copy your idea for our shed. I love the colour!


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