unique ideas for using mirrors in your home

unique ideas for using mirrors in your home

Creative Uses For Old House Shutters

Vanessa Washington

Whether you decided that you no longer want any shutters on your house or you have decided to go with a different style, you might want to consider some options for those old shutters. Instead of simply throwing them out with the trash, you could use them for something else around the house.


Older wood house shutters make great bookshelves for just about any wall in your house. You could leave them as they are or add a fresh coat of paint to them. Securely add a couple of metal brackets to the wall and then attach the old shutters to those so that they become your new bookshelves.

Mug Rack

Are you someone that has a lot of coffee cups? Maybe you have so many that you are finding that they no longer easily fit into your cupboards. A great option is to take a large house shutter and attach hooks all up and down the two longest sides. Just make sure that the hooks you are using are wide enough so that they will easily wrap around most coffee mug handles. All you have to do then is attach the shutter to the wall. It is important to make sure that you are using industrial strength screws, because the added weight of the mugs could pull the shutter off of the wall if it is not properly secured.

Picture Holder

If you are looking for a unique way to show off all of your favorite photos, this might be the suggestion for you. After staining or painting the shutter and allowing it to dry, you can hang it on a wall. You can also lean it up against the walls in the corner of a room if it is tall enough to still get noticed by people. Then, find some fashionable or old looking clips that you can use to hang various photos with. The nice thing about this is that you will always have the option to easily rearrange the photos or change them out.

As you can see, there are a lot of different things that can be done with some old house shutters. If you have an entire set of shutters from your home, you might just be able to do a wide variety of things instead of having to pick just one. Before you know it, you will have a house full of crafty items or even some things to give as gifts.

Contact a company like Blinds And Designs Of Florida to learn about other ways you may be able to use your shutters.


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Mirrors can be used in many ways around your home. Do you love the way that mirrors reflect light, but don't want to have your house looking like a fun house at the carnival? The placement of mirrors in your home can be tricky. If you position them the wrong way, you can end up with the fun house appearance that you don't want. I love mirrors in my home, but I was struggling to find new ways to use them. After a lot of trial and error and a little help from an interior designer, I have mastered the placement of mirrors in my home. Stop by my site to get some unique ideas for using mirrors in your home.