Sunday, March 25, 2012

Shutter Stand by Amy & Chris

Chris and I went to a store near us that sells reclaimed & reusable pieces called Second Chance.  We came across shutters and thought of a great way to re-use them.  Last summer we bought a water feature for our deck but we haven't found a table to place it on.



We bought the shutters and decided to make a stand...I spray painted the shutter green...then chris nailed the shutters together. Chris got left over wood from his brother, cut the wood into square pieces to use as the bottom and top.  He then used gorilla glue to glue the wood pieces to the shutter. A coat of polyurethane to finish the project off and viola....

Materials:

Shutters $10
Valspar spray paint (2 cans) $8
Wood: free

Toal: $18

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy!

Amy & Chris


Craft Challenge at Planned in Pencil


111 comments:

  1. Ha! What a great way to use those old shutters! Very ingenious - I like it!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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  2. What a great example of repurposing! And super cute too!

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  3. What an awesome idea, Love how it turned out

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  4. Oh, so pretty love the color!

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  5. Great idea! Fun color! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment! I am your newest linky follower! You have such a fun blog!
    xo-Lisa

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  6. What a great idea!! We just got some shutters from a Habitat for Humanity ReStore that I planned to do over (really rough, dark stained wood) and hang on the wall for mail, etc. Now I have to re-think.....
    craftythriftydecoratingwifemom.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Janet! I look forward to seeing what project you do with your shutters.

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  7. Love this - love your curtains, love the jewelry hanger ... lots to love here. New Linky follower!
    Kelly

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  8. Oh, how cool! I really really like that!

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  9. What an awesome idea... loved it. I am so glad I followed you here from the link party with the peeps from Nest For Less... New follower... feel free to come visit sometime...
    Love your blog...


    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  10. i love this idea! Wonderful stuff! new follower!

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  11. I have a very similar item pinned. I have shutters but have not tired yet. It is so cute and now that I have seen it done for real...I may give it a go tomorrow!

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  12. This is awesome! I love it. I've been looking for a really small nighstand for our guest bedroom... this might be the perfect solution!

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    1. Thanks so much, Maury! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  13. Very cool use of shutters! This would be a great project to share at my themed link party -
    http://rustic-crafts.com/?p=6247

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  14. Your table is GORGEOUS! I would love it if you would come and share at Toot Your Horn Tuesday link party going on right now :)

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  15. Amazing idea! I love the color. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

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  17. Wow! Such a fabulous idea! LOVE the color. So great for spring.

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  18. Love this! The green is super cute! Is it made of 2 shutters so it's open in the back?

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    1. It is made of two sets of shutters, so it is closed off in the back. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. This came out so great! We're passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to you - Stop by Bringingbeauty.blogspot.com and check out our post to learn more!

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    1. Thank you very much. I'm headed there now to check it out. We appreciate you thinking of our blog.

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  20. That's such a cute idea! And it sounds really easy to make! I'll have to keep an eye out for some shutters to make one for myself.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'd love to see what you come up with, Sam.

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  21. This is so cute! I love the color too. There are four shutters nailed to the back fence on the house we're renting...I guess someone thought they'd be a great decor element to the backyard?? Anyways I'd love to rip them down and do this with them! Not sure the homeowners would be too happy though...
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    1. That is too funny, Brooke! I'm sure you could ask them...lol. They might not mind if you leave the table if you ever leave down the road. :) Thanks for stopping by. Megan

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  22. what a perfect outdoor accent! and i love the bright color!

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  23. This looks awesome! Would love to have you come and link-up to the Creative Corner Hop. It opens on Monday to new links and stays open all week long.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  24. That is the coolest, most unique use of shutters. It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  25. WOW! What a great inexpensive big impact piece. I love it. That green is the perfect color. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  26. Wow - very cool! That is so creative!! I love reading about all the project you guys do. Nice job.

    Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime!

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  27. Great idea! I'll be on the hunt for shutters now! ~ Maureen

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    1. Thanks so much, Maureen. Can't wait to see what you do.

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  28. Anything made from shutters is fabulous! Your table is no exception! We have a couple shelves we've made from shutters!

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  29. Beautiful! Great idea! You guys do the coolest stuff!

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  30. Thanks for stopping by! Wow, what a geat idea...I love how it turned out! And congrats on the blogger award!

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  31. Loooks great! I like the colour you used, it's lovely and fresh!

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  32. To cute...I love that and I think I could find a place for that!

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  33. Wow, that is a great idea! What a neat way to re-purpose shutters. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime too:)

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  34. Love it! Stopping by from The Creative Corner Hop.
    Your newest GFC follower.

    Holly
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  35. How clever. It looks fabulous!!

    -Alisha @ SnugasaBugBaby.com

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  36. I am your newest follower via linky followers.

    Alisha @ SnugasaBugBaby.com

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  37. I love this!! Great job! I would love for you to link this up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky! Hope to see you there!!

    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com/2012/03/fantabulous-friday6.html

    Katie @ Little Becky Homecky

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    1. Thanks, Katie! We are happy to link up. Thank you for inviting us to do so. Megan

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  38. Love the green shutter stand! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your project at Jillify It!

    I hope you will come back again next Tuesday to share more of your creations!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  39. What a very creative project! Love it! I'm visiting from TT&J tonight. I didn't recognize your site at first though, because you linked up the mobile version of this post to Jen's party.
    Have a great weekend! ~ KIM @ Sand & Sisal

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    1. Whoops. That's what happens when I link up while helping my toddler brush her teeth lol. Thanks so much Kim..:) Megan

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  40. This is such a cool piece of furniture, and it looks really good with the vase. I love that you made it from old shutters. Thank you so much for sharing it on my first linky party Dare to Share.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/03/dare-to-share-linky-party.html

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  41. Wow, What a great idea...a great way to reuse! I love the name of your blog too! I only wish I had thought about it first! lol!
    Sharon

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  42. This is such a fantastic idea! I'm really into this color right now. I'm very impressed. I'm new to your blog, I found you through Make the Scene Monday hop and am also a new follower via GFC, Linky Followers and Pinterest. I'm looking around for ideas for some projects I would like to try, I'm not ready to take on anything like this, but I am inspired. Definitely something I may want to do in the future. I do love stuff like this, especially projects that are so inexpensive.

    Anyway, just stoppin by to say hello. I'm always looking for creative people to interview and spotlight on my blog also, so if you are ever interested let me know.

    Thanks and have a wonderful Sunday:)

    Sarah
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    1. Thanks so much, Sarah. We appreciate you stopping by and checking us out. We'd love to be a part of your amazing blog. Just let us know when you'd like to talk about it. Megan

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  43. I've seen lots of projects with shutters, but I think this one is the most unique. I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  44. Amy & Chris, your shutter stand came out beautifully! Love the color too!

    Thank you so much for being a part of the creative sharing at Rook No. 17! I hope we'll have the pleasure of your company and creativity at tomorrow's "A Little Birdie Told Me..."

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn

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  45. You guys are the smartest! Love the green color! thanks for sharing this week! ;)

    Bonnie @ uncommon

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  46. This looks so great! I love that you made it out of shutters. The color is fantastic too.

    Thank you so much for linking up at the Pinworthy Projects party. I will be featuring your shutter stand on Thursday!

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  47. This is so clever! I never would have thought to use shutters like that. Turned out great! Thanks for linking up to What I Learned Wednesday! I look forward to seeing more!

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  48. No way! I am loving this! I have to get hubby to give me a hand to make it. :) Thank you for sharing on A Pinteresting Party!

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  49. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this at Taylor Thursday's, you are one of the features tonight! :)

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  50. I featured your project in my Unveil Your Genius Link Party. Feel free to grab my Feature Button! I hope you'll link up again soon! Brand new linky is now live!
    http://taylornorris.blogspot.com/p/unveil-your-genius.html

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  51. Love the color.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)

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  52. What a cool idea! You should check us out later tonight, you're going to be featured! www.raisingoranges.blogspot.com

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  53. This is so fun! I love how simple it is.. yet so pretty!

    You were the most viewed link last week! Check it out tomorrow and be sure to grab a button :)

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  54. Just letting you know I featured you yesterday at the Toot Your Horn Party and Features. Thanks for sharing :)

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  55. This is so clever....I appreciate that you made it out of shutters....The colours is fantastic too.

    window shutters clayton, ca

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  56. This is so cute... and what a great idea. I am going to have to look at some old shutters and do this as well...

    We have a link party going on right now and would love to have you add this...

    You might get featured!

    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/06/naturally-nifty-party-18.html

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