As I wrote before, I had a big dilemma when I decided to center the plywood decoration on the wall, instead of above the toilet. It left this awkward gap to the right of my toilet.
I originally thought of a tall vase. I went to Target, but their tall vases were a minimum of $30. Since I wanted to keep this thrifty, those weren’t a great option.
I then went to ReStore, looking for a tall vase there. No such luck 🙁 Then I decided to look for a very small end table to re-do…but none of them were small enough.
I was starting to feel discouraged, when I had one of those “lightbulb moments”. AHA! I went to ReStore’s giant pile of shutters, and found two sets of matching hinged shutters:
Then I pieced them together so they made a box, and nailed them together. I only put two nails in the top and two in the bottom. It’s sturdy, but not indestructible. Since I was only making a decorative piece, I didn’t bother making it more sturdy.
Cost of this project:
Spray Paint: on hand
Total Cost: $16.39
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So creative! That project really did turn out great!
Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims says
girl, this is SO COOL. Can I come thrifting with you something and see how your mind works?? haha I would have never thought shutters to planter, but it looks so great!
The planter is awesome, very creative, looks fantastic!
Such a great idea! It looks awesome…now I want to see a picture of your whole bathroom – I like the looks of that artwork too.
Quite the cute idea!
Dana from Our Life's Legacy says
Great idea! I would never have thought to do that 🙂
Kari @ Beautiful Inspirations says
Just getting a chance to catch up on your blog today. My goodness! I LOVE the colorful ideas you've added to your bathroom. The shutter planter is genius!
The Uncluttered Lifestyle says
Have u been rummaging thru my garage. I have the same shutters. too bad I didn't think of repurposing mine like that. Very creative!
Love it! What a fun idea!
Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!
A-MAZ-ING! Love the colors! And I'm a little obsessed with shutters!
HI THERE! says
So original!! I love it! I have been trying to figure out where to get some old shutters around her – I'll have to try harder now!
Shelley Prince says
Love it!!! Love the bright yellow.
Love the look of this! The combination of the texture of the shutters and the bright yellow paint is fabulous!
Heather @ new house, new home, new life says
Wow – as a fan of old shutters, I think this is a terrific project. I have a skinny spot in my bathroom that I would like to fill. Think I need a trip to the Restore!
Would love for you to share this project on our All Stars Block Party blog hop – if you post on one blog, you’ll be seen on 5!!