In our house, the most popular crafts are always the things we make that involve upcycling of some kind

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In fact, we do so much of it that we’re practically known in our friend group for scouring antique and garage sales, as well as thrift stores, for things that we can repurpose. Recently, we came across quite a large collection of vintage wooden shutters and, added to the ones we’ve already collected over the years, we feel we have enough to make something really epic! That’s why we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for fantastic DIY upcycling projects for our home made from old shutters of all kinds and sizes.

Are you feeling just as enamoured with the idea of repurposing vintage shutters for home decor as we were? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. Shutter collage wall

If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make something impressive out of shutters, are you totally willing to make something quite permanent and eye catching? In that case, we’d think you might get a real kick out of the way Thistlewood Farms used their old painted wooden shutters to line an entire wall like an accent piece!

2. Shutter console table

Do you have one shutter that’s a little larger than the average one you came across in your search, so you’re looking for a project that will really take advantage of its size well? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how HGTV turned theirs into a lovely console table that will sit well behind your couch or even suit your entryway!

3. Shutter kitchen island on wheels

Are you feeling quite enamoured with this whole concept of using shutters to make furniture but you’d much prefer to make something for your kitchen than your living room or front hall? In that case, we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at how Beyond The Picket Fence made this fantastic DIY rolling kitchen island using wooden shutters to create the base.

4. Rolling shutter closet doors

Perhaps the shutters you have are actually quite large because they’re specifically from an old fashioned verandah, so you feel like you might preserve their original purpose and keep using them as doors? Then maybe you’d prefer to add some additional novelty by adding a sliding bar door bracket the way Me & Mrs. Jones did.

5. Wall mounted old shutter bathroom shelf

If you’re going to build something from scratch using your shutters, would you rather make it something really functional that you actually need? Well, if storage is as much of a constant need in your home as it is in ours, then we think you’ll really appreciate the way Funky Junk Interiors turned their shutters into a wall mounted cubby shelf for their bathroom!

6. Shutter photo display

Are you the kind of nostalgic person who almost always chooses to craft something that will help you display your photos whenever you can? Then we think you’ll be quite pleased to learn that that’s totally something you can use your shutter doors to do! Take a look at how Start Loving Your Home mounted their photos onto a wall hung shutter by clothes pinning them to the slats.

7. Vintage shutter headboard

If you have more than one set of shutters, especially ones of different sizes, then maybe you’d prefer to use them all at once and make something a little bigger! We adore the way Samantha Elizabeth made over their bedroom by painting four vintage wooden shutters and setting them up just right on the wall to make a farmhouse chic headboard.

8. Wall mounted shutter organizer

Did you really like the idea of turning a shutter into a wall mounted piece but you’re also intent on making something that does more than just hold photos, since you’re a practical crafter? In that case, we feel like you might prefer to see how Home Road made one of their wooden shutters into a wall mounted organizer for letters, reminders, family notes, and so on!

9. DIY shutter corner shelf

Just in case you’re feeling quite intent on making some kind of storage solution or shelf but the only space you have available to put anything is in one corner, here’s an idea that you can totally still work with! We’re huge fans of the way Thrifty Treasures used two wooden shutters and some plywood to make this simple corner shelf that looks great painted or weathered.

10. Shutter table runner

Rather than making something permanent or that will stay out on display all the time, would you rather create a shutter piece that you can dig out and use when you really want to just set the scene and amp up the farmhouse chic aesthetic for guests? Then we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Becky’s Farmhouse used one of their wooden shutters as a rustic table runner!

11. Bathroom mirror with vintage shutters

Of course, just because you’re upcycling your shutters from their original spot doesn’t mean you can’t still use them as shutters somewhere else! That still counts as repurposing, if you ask us. This stunning vintage shuttered mirror outlined step by simple step on My Shabby Soul, designed just to add a bit of vintage character, is the perfect example of what we mean.

12. Kitchen item shutter storage

Are you sill thinking about how much you love the idea of using your shutter to make some kind of storage solution but you live in a very small apartment and you’re just not sure you have the space for the boxier style shelves we’ve shown you so far? Then we think you might get a real kick out of the way Design Sponge made this leaning kitchen utensils hanger instead! We love the way they added a geometric pattern to theirs using paint.

13. Shutter mug rack

Just in case the previous idea cause your eye but most of your kitchen supplies already have a home, here’s another idea that will at least help you get some things up off the counters and out of the cupboards in order to make more room. Check out how Hometalk used a weathered shutter to create a wall mounted mug hanger with hooks down each side.

14.  Shutter garden bench

We’ve already talked a little bit about making actual furniture pieces out of shutters but, if you’re going to build furniture from scratch, would you much rather create something you can actually sit on? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a better look at this tutorial from My Repurposed Life that teaches you how to make two repurposed shutters and and some upcycled wooden chair legs into a bench that looks great on the lawn or a porch.

15. Tuscan shutter garden

Have we really caught your eye with the mention of making some kind of porch decor but you’re also hoping to up the number of pretty florals and green plants on your porch too? Then we think this adorable vertical garden idea outlined in just a few simple steps might be right up your alley! See how these rustic chic painted terra cotta planters were affixed all down a tall leaning shutter on Simple Nature Decor.

Have you created other stunning DIY pieces from old shutters before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!

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When it comes to crafting, one of our favourite things to make is jewelry. Because we’re always making ourselves new jewelry pieces and accessories, however, that means we’ve always got pieces scattered across our vanity, counters, dresser, and so on. Now, we can’t help but wonder whether we might make ourselves a DIY spot to keep all that jewelry in as well! That’s why we’ve been scouring the Internet for awesome suggestions and tutorials to get us started.

If you’re feeling just as intrigued as we were by the idea of making your very own jewelry organized, if not more, then check out these 15 awesome ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. Old fashioned bust style jewelry organizer

Have you always loved the look of old fashioned decor and vintage style aesthetics so you’ve been hoping to find something along those lines, but you still need it to be quite simple because you’re a little bit new to the DIY game? Then it sounds like this cameo inspired old fashioned bust jewelry holder might be the one for you. Learn more about it on Design Sponge!

2. Brass pyramid jewelry organizer

Does your home decor scheme already have quite a bit of gold and other metallics in it so you’ve actually been hoping to find something that matches those details a little bit better? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with this brass pyramid jewelry organizer outlined step by step on A Beautiful Mess!

3. Plywood triangle organizer

Are you feeling quite interested in the shape of the piece we just showed you but you’re looking for something a little more minimalist than a 3D brass structure? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way A Pair and A Spare made these triangular jewelry stands that are great for necklaces and bracelets.

4. Painted pegboard style earring organizer

Are you quite intrigued indeed by this whole idea of making a wooden jewelry rack of some kind but you’re mostly an earring fan rather than a necklace or bracelet enthusiast? Then we have a feeling you might get more use out of this miniature pegboard idea outlined step by step on Club Crafted! We adore their geometric painted pattern but we think it would look need in any kind of colour pattern you please.

5. DIY wood finish bracelet stand

Are you actually more of a bracelet enthusiast than anything else, so you’re looking for something that would suit holding specifically wrist accessories instead? Then we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along a little better with something like this simple wooden bracelet stand outlined step by step on I Heart Organizing instead!

6. DIY hand shaped jewelry organizer

If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make your very own jewelry stand, would you rather make it entirely from scratch, all moulded by your very own hands? Then we have a strong feeling you’ll get a kick out of the way Fashion Diva Design moulded and set up their very own hand shaped jewelry stand to adorn in all of their accessories!

7. DIY framed wire earring display

Did we really pique your curiosity when we started talking about jewelry racks that are specifically great for storing earrings, but you’re still thinking about that whole idea of an old fashioned aesthetic? In that case, we think you’ll have a little more success trying your hand at something like this wire and vintage frame piece featured in detail on My Calico Skies.

8. Vintage dish tiered jewelry stand

Rather than just making a piece that looks like it might be vintage, would you rather actually use some vintage things in the process of making your jewelry organizer? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Acute Designs used vintage plates and saucers and old candle sticks to make a tiered storage solution that’s great for holding all kinds of accessories.

9. Mug, dish, and candlestick jewelry holder

Perhaps you’re really interested in this tiered accessories holder idea but you’d rather make something that has a little more colour pop appeal than vintage kitsch? Then we’d be willing to bet that you’ll be a little happier with the finished product if you try your hand at this painted and faux weathered but slightly more modern version of the same basic idea, outlined in detail on Confessions of a Serial DIYer.

10. Painted egg plate and drinking glass tiered organizer

Just in case you’re still in love with the whole tiered storage idea but you’re still looking for alternatives in the fine details because you don’t happen to have any candlesticks on hand to use, here’s another version of the idea for your consideration! We love the way Curbly painted some old glasses and flipped them upside down to make the stand part instead.

11. Wall mounted wooden peg, shelf, and holes organizer

Are you actually quite experienced when it comes to working with wood but you’re also limited for space so you’re looking for an efficient stand that will hold everything in one convenient place? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Ugly Duckling House made this wooden wall mounted rack that really does have a spot for just about everything!

12. Wall mounted wood bars organizer

Are you feeling rather enamoured with the whole idea of making something wooden and wall mounted but you’re not quite ready to make a shelf quite as detailed as the one you saw above? Then perhaps you’ll have a little more luck with these horizontal hangers featured nice and straightforward on The Homes I Have Made! Hand paint them however you please and then attached whatever kinds of hooks and bars you need the most of.

13. Mirrored jewelry organizing cupboard

Do you have enough jewelry that you’re hoping to make something rather large to hold it all, but you’re also hoping to make it extra practical because those are your favourite kinds of things to create? Then you just might be the perfect person to give this DIY mirrored jewelry cabinet a try! Learn how it’s done in more detail on Shanty 2 Chic.

14. Geometric and industrial inspired pipe jewelry organizer.jpg

Did you really like the look of the horizontal organizers mounted on the wall but you’re just not sure that a wooden design will really suit what you’ve already got going on in your space? Well, if you’d prefer something a little more metallic and industrial, then we’d definitely suggest checking out the way Made In a Day painted a pattern on a wooden base but made all of the hanger pieces from shining copper piping.

15. Thrift store spoon rack jewelry organizer

Maybe you’re still thinking about the idea of using something vintage to repurpose yourself something new but you’re still quite limited in the building skills department so you’re looking to work with something that you don’t actually have to alter that far? well, a spoon rack might not sound like something that’s very useful for jewelry, but The DIY Mommy is here to reassure you that a vintage rack with a new coat of paint will actually do the trick quite well!

Have you made other kinds of awesome DIY jewelry racks before that you were very happy with and still use but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!

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