Styling ReStore Shutters

I stopped by my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore this week because I was on the hunt for some doors to use for my upcoming pantry project. I’m planning a shallow pantry between the studs just outside my kitchen door, something like THIS project from Design Sponge.

I found a couple doors that should do the trick, but I also spotted 3 chipped white shutters. They were just 2 bucks each, so I scooped them up without a definite plan.

I have a corner in my living room that I’ve never been crazy about. It had a comfy slip covered chair with a floor lamp and a large round metal wall hanging over it, and it was all pretty blah. I was planning to make a large clock, similar to THIS one from the Liz Marie Blog, but with the kitchen reno in full swing I haven’t had time to track down a wooden spool for the raw materials.

I started thinking that if I hung the shutters up as a sort of background, I could probably use a smaller clock and get a similar look.

I checked a couple of stores and scored a nice sized oval clock with an open face on clearance at Hobby Lobby, and they also had raw cotton for 50% off. I mounted the shutters on the wall with D-rings, hung the clock from the middle shutter and arranged the cotton in a thrift store vase

Artwork with Old Shutters - Make a focal point by layering old shutters from the ReStore with a large clock


I LOVE how it came out, and it makes a fantastic focal point in the room.

I’m a firm believer that you have squeeze in a few “instant gratification” type projects when you’re up to your eyeballs in a long horrible renovation, just to keep from losing your damn mind. So last night I put some music on, had a little wine, and knocked out this fast and easy decorating project.

Artwork with Old Shutters - Make a focal point by layering old shutters from the ReStore with a large clock

I’m ready to fight another day. 😉

I’m linking up this week to:

Dwellings – The Heart of Your Home Amaze Me Monday Link Party


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  • Love this! I use shutters a lot in my decorating, and they are so versatile! Beautiful clock!

    • Julie

      Thank you! The clock was a lucky find….I wasn’t originally looking for an open face, but it worked out perfectly.

  • JP

    I’m craving a look like this behind our sofa….really tired of our large mirror. Just refuse to go out and buy something new, like that gorgeous clock. I’ve gotta keep brain storming!

    • Julie

      Thanks JP! What do you think about the giant clock made out of a large wooden spool (link included in blog post)? I still think I want to give that project a try. Or, you could hang something else over the shutters… 🙂

  • Such a cozy nook and it turned out beautifully! Love how you’ve used the clock, such a pretty focal point!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    • Julie

      Thanks Cindy! I appreciate you hosting the party. 🙂

  • The shutters and clock look amazing together! I so agree with you that something quick that looks amazing is so gratifying.

    • Julie

      Thank you Stacey! 🙂

  • Julie I love this. I too am a big fan of sweet Liz Marie! It all came together at the right time. Sometimes we have stuff lying around the house for months at a time and then in one fell swoop it all comes together and you get perfection, just like you have here. Julie…. Squeeze??? What have you done to me, when I was young(er) I would wear out their records. I am a life long anglophile. We have much in common. Thanks for accepting my invitation or Keri’s and coming over to our party. We are so happy to have you share your amazing ideas with us.

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