Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Repurposing Shutter Doors


When we first moved to our house the living room windows were UGLY! They had dark frames with dark glass---just think of three big black holes and you've got the picture. The windows are so large that it would cost a small fortune to buy window coverings. We have since changed out the windows to beautiful white framed ones that have the look of panes instead of huge picture windows. I love my windows now! But in the years before the nice windows I used these shutter doors that are hinged together to give us some privacy as well as add a decorative element to detract from the ugliness of the old windows.

These shutters now serve as a room divider to hide an area in my home that still needs some improvement(you wouldn't want to see a picture of that). The shutters have also done duty as a backdrop for guest speakers at church functions and for wedding receptions. They are very versatile. They have served me well, much more than their original purpose as closet doors.

4 comments:

Shirlee said...

Hi, found my way through Margo/Robolady. I have to comment on the impressive luggage collection you have. Wow!
I read all your previous posts and I too never had a barbie house and had to improvise. I used the dining room chairs as her "shop" (I could hang all the clothes on the chair rungs and used After Eight choc. mint wrappers as shopping bags).
I love all your creative ideas and I would probably tell people "yes" the bird died or the cat got him.
So clever using it for seasonal decorating.
Enjoyed my visit! Have a great day. :)

Sallie said...

There are shutters there? I'm sorry but I must have missed them as I stared at the tall set of suitcases and fell in love :-)


Love all your pics.. they are great!

God bless,
Sallie
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Carmen said...

Wow! Those suitcases are fabulous!!!

Michelle Anne Rufino said...

I am in love with those luggage as well! Your house looks amazing. I think the white shutters and window shades made the room look more elegant. A nice way to add privacy to any room in your house. Anyway, where did you get those luggage? That is the best!

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