Repurposed Shutters Create Easy Wall Art

In my living room is an expanse of wall that’s always tough for me to decorate.

Rather than change a lot of small things on the wall, I opted for one larger item.

I’ve used repurposed shutters to act as a back drop for ever-changing art work.

Bird Poster on Repurposed ShuttersA  vintage bird poster from the flea market adds color to the painted shutters.


Vintage Bird Poster - "Our Good Birds" in FrenchThe bird poster is hung with simple twine and wooden clothespins.

I can change out the poster according to the seasons.


DIY Santa Claus PictureAt Christmas, my repurposed shutters showcased a DIY Santa Claus picture.


Paris Poster Wall ArtAnd most recently, the repurposed shutters sported a Paris poster.


Flea Market Bird PosterBut it’s summer and I’m in the mood for birds.


White Flea Market SecretaryNext to my repurposed shutters is my flea market secretary.

I found this piece earlier this year at the Kane County Flea Market.


Vintage Bottle CollectionOn top of the secretary are some of my vintage bottles.

I love this purple one with its detailing.


Purple and Aqua Vintage Bottles with Coneflower I have no idea what era it’s from. But I love its color.


Repurposed Shutters become Easy Wall ArtI found my bird poster at the flea market.

It will probably hang on the painted shutters until I do something different for fall.

What are some of your wall decorating go-to tricks?


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  1. I just LOVE old shutters, I have a 6 foot one that I hung over my headboard! I just love the plain, simple look though adding a little banner might be sweet as well. Thanks for some inspiration. 🙂 Have a great day.

  2. What a great idea! And I love how you’ve changed it up seasonally. I’m on the hunt for shutters now! Would love to see some over my mantel.

  3. LOVE the shutters on the wall and love that bird poster!! That whole area looks so pretty!!

  4. Love the old shutters Jennifer as a frame for your changing art work. Looks so great. Love the pop of color from the bottles too. So pretty. Love that secretary you got at Kane. Good thing you saw it first I think I may have had to have that piece too. Have a wonderful week.

  5. Brilliant idea, it looks fabulous and the bird poster is the icing on the cake 🙂 Pinning!!

  6. Love this, Jennifer! Your vintage bird poster is tied as a favorite with that Santa picture in my book. I loved when you had that up for Christmas time.

  7. What a bright, happy, pretty vignette, Jennifer! I love the pop of colors against the soothing white. 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  8. I love this idea! My mom isn’t one for wall art so I might have to work her up to something like this. What a great way to keep it the same yet different season to season 🙂

    ~Meaghan from DIYfaerie

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