September 9th, 2009 in member junk     
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This is a metal fence panel I used to keep my kids out of my flowers. ;) I have 6 panels and they are 32 tall x 24 wide.
Shutters I got off Craigslist. This is one half of a set of two.
This is one project I did with the other shutters. (I had two sets of shutters total) Its in my daughters room.
This is the other shutter project in my oldest daughters room. I wanted to put flowers in her flower boxes but she prefers her crayons & markers in them. :)
This is a metal fence panel I used to keep my kids out of my flowers. ;) I have 6 panels and they are 32 tall x 24 wide.

This is a metal fence panel I used to keep my kids out of my flowers. ;) I have 6 panels and they are 32" tall x 24" wide.

I am in need of ideas for two items I've been staring at for a while. I just KNOW there are some creative things I could do with them, but my brain is stuck. lol The black shutters originally came as four shutters and I've used two of them for projects in my daughters' rooms. Now the two remaining shutters I'd like to use to make something for me to enjoy. The fencing I thought I could attach together to make a trellis but I used zip ties and they wouldn't stay together. My husband thinks they would need to be welded to stay upright. Anyway, I'd love to hear what wonderful ideas you all might have before my husband gets frustrated with my "treasure" and throws them out!

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Comments (9)

shelia writes: how 'bout a garden arbor or an obelisk! Posted: 11:52 am on February 10th
greencolleen writes: the fencing i would use as a valance on a window, or attach together with zip ties on sides, then you could make a chandalier with tea lites. sue did this i think. i like the memo holder idea as well. the shutters i would use doors poss maried with an old drawer to make a cabinet. good luck ;) Posted: 10:23 am on September 12th
suewhitney writes: Looks like you have lots of good ideas to get started! Love the shutters in your daughters room. The metal boxes are perfect for crayons and markers!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:46 pm on September 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I would think you could use zip ties to attach your metal pieces together. You can snip them pretty closely once you have a tight fit.

I love your shutter projects in your daughters' rooms. Your daughter who likes to put crayons in the metal boxes definitely has a creative spirit too!

Take care,

Posted: 9:09 pm on September 10th
DownHomeDIY writes: Yes, I'd like a table for two please! The cozy little corner looks so inviting!
~MB Posted: 8:49 pm on September 9th
whitetrash writes: These would make great doors for a wine cabinet or use then above windows or doors to add height to a large room. Great find. Posted: 2:56 pm on September 9th
DreaminBoutJunk writes: The fencing would make a beautiful one of a kind trellis, so i agree with your hubby on that one! I have seen some really nice headboards made fom shutters. Looks like they would match both you your childrens bedrooms.....or attach pegs for a place to hang jewelry. Have fun with your "treasures"! Posted: 2:14 pm on September 9th
RustyDiva writes: Love the metal pieces. If you want to attach them ~ try the Gorilla glue cause I hear it will attach anything and then maybe reinforce with some type of small clamp. (Learning to weld is on my bucket list ~ ha) I have some shutters too and not any idea on what to do with them so I will be watching your post for ideas :) Posted: 2:11 pm on September 9th
junkin4fun writes: I think they would look great if you welded some of them togehter and made a headboard for a bed. You could also just hang it on the wall as is and use it for a picture/memo holder and use magnets to attach them.

You could put legs on the shutters and make side tables or night stands. Thats all I can think of now. Good Luck!! Posted: 10:38 am on September 9th
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