DIY Shutter Table

 

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So a couple of weekends ago it was community wide spring cleaning! YAY!!! If you don’t know why I am so excited, let me fill you in! Community wide spring cleaning means LOTS of “junk” at the ends of people’s driveways. Some call it junk, I call it DIY gold! My mother and I spent that weekend driving around scoring tons of great materials for DIY projects. I should be doing my own spring cleaning, but I can’t pass up an opportunity to score some treasure… you know what they say, “one man’s trash is a DIYer’s treasure.” That’s how it goes right? Works for me!

One of the coolest things I scored on my “treasure hunt” was an old shutter. I love old shutters! Today, I thought I would share with you this fun project! I turned this shutter into a cute little table! Let me show you how it’s done!

This is what I started with — an old shutter and four legs from a coffee table I took apart for a different project. (Never, ever throw anything away! You never know when it will come in handy)

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For my shutter table, I really wanted to keep with the rustic look. I liked that the shutter was beat up a little bit and looking a little rough, so I kept it just as it was. It did need a good dusting, though.

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For the legs, I wanted a slight color change. I found this beautiful blush pink color in a chalked spray paint… I LOVE IT!

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Since the legs were a dark wood color, I painted them with a base coat of flat white enamel paint, prior to spraying on the blushed pink. (btw — I LOVE SPRAY PAINT!)

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To attach the legs to the shutter I used L brackets and screws.

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TA-DA!!

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What do you think? Let me know by commenting below!

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I am absolutely in love with this piece! Of course, my opinion may be a little biased as I made it, so please let me know what you think!

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20 thoughts on “DIY Shutter Table

    • Thanks for your comment Gracie! No I haven’t put a glass top on, but that is a great idea! I am just using this outside on my front porch, more as decor. There is just a plant on it, so I wasn’t overly concerned. If I ever do decide to use it as a functioning table I will definitely put a glass top on! 🙂

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  1. This is so cute, I love it. I just bought a couple of shutters the other day with the idea that I would either use them in the garden or make something with them, I think I just found my project. Thank you for sharing this odorable table.

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  2. You just solved an issue for me! I have been wanting to repurpose what I am currently using as a bedside table but couldn’t come up with anything to replace it…but I have a shutter I painted but never used…bedside table, here I come! I love yours and thank you for sharing!

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    • You are most welcome Lisa! Let me know how your table turns out and I would love to see pics! 🙂 I am always looking for recreations of my ideas to share on my social media pages, so feel free to send a pic when you have it done!

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