5 Way to Repurpose Window Shutters

At San Diego Habitat ReStores, we often have an ample amount of window shutters in stock.

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Although great for dressing up your windows, shutters can also be repurposed into something you never thought of! Below are some innovative projects people have completed with shutters.

1.Letter Organizer – Sort the clutter by repurposing a shutter into a cute, rustic letter organizer. Learn how to make this organizer here!


2. Holiday Décor/Crafts- Just in time for the holidays! Look at these fun crafts and holiday decorations you can make from shutters. They make great gifts and are fun projects to get the kids involved in.


Instructions for the Snowman, Tree, and Noel.

3. Headboard – Upgrade your bed to have a trendy look with a shutter headboard. This headboard was made by the bloggers at Shanty2Chic


4. Hanging Garden Wall – Put your garden on display with this Hanging Garden idea. Get instructions on how to make one here!succulent-hanging-wall

5. Coat Hanger – When you are at the ReStore, make sure to pick up some hardware as well to make this cute, yet simple coat rack!


Ready to get crafting? Not only will you find shutters at the ReStores, you can also find other tools and materials to help you with your project. Come on in today and see what inspires you!



What can you make from the ReStore?

The ReStore has many home improvement products to choose from and can be a great source for DIY projects. You can find anything from hardware to tile to wood and more! It is easy to create something amazing from the ReStore, all you need is a little imagination and some creativity.

Here are 3 products we often have in stock at the ReStores and some projects you can do with them!

  1. Wood — The ReStore receives a lot of wood pieces and pallets. Transform these wood pieces into something beautiful!

Sunburst Mirror: This mirror design was created by a local San Diego blogger!


Succulent Planter Box: The same blogger also made this cool hexagon decorated box.


Wooden Tree: Get into the holiday spirit with this cute Christmas tree!


2. Light Bulbs — At the ReStore we often have light bulbs in stock. Think outside the box and transform them into works of art!

Light Bulb Penguins: Create cute little penguins for the winter season!


Light Bulb Chandelier: A modern and stylish chandelier for an affordable price!light-bulb-chandelier

Light Bulb Hot Air Balloons: Entertain the kids with these adorable hot air balloons!light-bulb-hot-air-balloon

Look at more Light Bulb ideas here!

3. Tiles — The ReStore has tiles in various shapes, colors and sizes. Use them to liven up your home décor with these charming DIY projects.

Modge Podge Tile Coasters: Add your favorite photo or design on tiles to create unique coasters.


Mosaic Table Top: Update an old table by adding a mosaic tile top to it.


Tile Mirror Frame: Make a mirror stand out with a tile frame.

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Come on in an see what inspires you! Make sure to check out the tools the ReStores offer as they might help you in completing your projects. Have fun and get creative!