Shutter Upcycled (repurposed) Into Magazine Rack

13,456

114

6

About: I love DIY, and repurposing. It keeps me busy and makes me happy! Hop over for tons of tutorials.

Shutters or bi-fold doors are easily found at the curb or thrift stores.  This project was made from a bi-fold door that I cut in half.

Step 1: Remove Every Other Slat

You will need to remove every other slat. You can do this by using a claw hammer to break the slat you're removing. I used my Dremel Max to flush cut every other slat.

Step 2: Sand the Cut Slat.

If you use a hammer to remove every other slat, fill the empty holes with some spackling or wood putty. Because I used the Dremel Saw Max to flush cut my slats, I sanded the pieces smooth.

Step 3: What Your Shutter Should Look Like

After removing your slats, you can see that you will easily have room to hang your magazines. Tip: I save my removed slats to use as paint stirrers. 

Step 4: Prime Your Shutter

I used a paint sprayer to get a great (easy) coverage.  If you don't have a paint sprayer, you can use spray paint. Painting by hand is another option. Be sure to check the opposite side so that you don't get drips and runs. 

Step 5: Paint Your Magazine Holder With a Topcoat

I used a can of spray paint for the topcoat.  Again, you can use a paint sprayer or paint by hand, being careful to not get any runs or drips.

Step 6: Embellish Your Magazine Rack

I used a vinyl cutter to add a decorative swirl. You can use a variety of embellishments, including wood, or some old decorative hardware. There is a definite right side and wrong side to hang your magazines.  Be sure to test to see which way you want your magazines to hang.

Furniture Challenge

Participated in the
Furniture Challenge

Share

    Recommendations

    • Growing Beyond Earth Maker Contest

      Growing Beyond Earth Maker Contest
    • DIY Summer Camp Contest

      DIY Summer Camp Contest
    • Backyard Contest

      Backyard Contest

    6 Discussions

    0
    None
    dadean04

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Love it! Unfortunately, I just gave away my old shutters ;(