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Indoor Shutters


Modern windows no longer accommodate outdoor shutters, but that's no reason to pass shutters by at flea markets or secondhand shops. With their clean lines and handmade details, old wooden shutters are weathered beauties as striking as any wooden antiques. One solution is to bring outdoor shutters indoors. The long rectangular shape is often the perfect fit for the doorway of a linen closet or hall cupboard. These shutters, with their hand-cut evergreen design, were discovered at an upstate New York flea market. One of the pair was painted white, then hinged to a narrow cupboard using vintage hardware. A set of antique shutters can also be recycled as doors to a simple homemade armoire. Any way you use them, you salvage a piece of Americana.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 1995

Reviews (2)

  • HorizonShutters 13 Dec, 2012

    We sell shutters, but always encourage salvaging old shutters when possible. There is some charm and character that can't be recreated with new shutters. However, it may be very difficult to locate the right size to cover the window completely. If you need help, let us know at

  • oliveandlovecom 4 May, 2010

    I've been working on lining an entire wall with shutters in my dining room. It's been quite the project!