Shut the door Shutters
Five new ways for using funky old shutters in the garden
Using old cast off materials in nothing new to a Flea Market Gardener. Weathered shutters are found on trash day, at yard sales and at Flea Markets or thrift stores. Here is what our creative crew has done with old shutters in the garden:
Cathy Cove, from near Pelham, NH, uses shutters two ways in her garden. She says, “These were from an old carriage house.. These were hinged together at the top. I attached a vinyl shoe holder for plants.
“These shutters were also from the old carriage house. I assembled them together and made a garden divider wall. They also fold for easy storage,” says Cathy.
Tami Williams shutter angel holds a cute “Gardening Angel” sign.
Kim White Trudo says, ” Here it is, my friends, my Little porch made from salvaged windows and doors and shutters. These shutters I have had for many, many years and when we went to fit them in they fit Perfectly! I used the porch railing as small walls underneath the windows. Lace curtains billowing in the breeze are so pretty.
Kim says, “Here is a look of my porch from the outside. All the pieces fit exactly without any cutting or having to put in spacers. It wasn’t planned when the extension was added but it must have been meant to be! So glad to have a home for my collection at last!
“Here is a good view of the treasures inside the little porch area. Love the rocker, though it is a bumpy ride!” Kim says.
Funky Fusions Garden says “This is made from old shutters & other recycled pieces.”
Myra Glandon who lives near Prospect, OH, has a work in progress. She says, ”Here is a garden angel I made over the weekend. I saw one on Pinterest I really liked so I made one very similar using supplies I already had. Can you guess what her arms are made out of? Yes, the arms are the rockers from an old broken rocking chair! I plan to have her be able to hold things throughout the seasons… Do you think I should leave her as is or paint her?”
See Myra’s finished project…Myra’s shutter garden angel