Scour your local thrift shops for old shutters, or even look online!
They keep brutal sunlight out and cool air in, but did you know that your shutters can also be interior decorations? With a little paint and a lot of imagination, you can transform these window-dressings into functional wall art and even furniture! Hang multi-colored shutters in place of a headboard or simply place an old shutter on the wall and use it as a letter organizer.
You don't have to de-shutter your house or wait until replacement time to try one of these projects.