Repurpose louvre doors or pine shutters
Louvre pine doors and old shutters can be repurposed into a variety of decor accessories, but my favourite by far is to repurpose louvre pine doors or shutters into a feature headboard. You can leave them rustic, or paint shutters or louvre doors in any colour to match your room decor.
Secondhand shops, salvage yards and auction sales are the place the pick up pine louvre doors or shutters. Removed from older houses demolished to make way for new developments, these items are a wonderful find and fun to fix up. You may also be lucky enough to pick up Oregon pine louvre doors and shutters, which are definitely vintage.
There are plenty of older homes still fitted with pine louvre closet doors and kitchen cabinets, and if you come across these but don't plan to use them yourself, you can always sell these online on Gumtree or Bid or Buy.
If you love vintage or shabby chic style, it's so easy to achieve this look with little effort.
BELOW: A classic patchwork quilt and a bespoke shutter headboard get the homely, country cottage look just right. The leather trunk is perfect for storing away bedlinen and clothes, as well as having a fabulous vintage look.
If something more traditional is that you are looking for, then a shutter headboard, painted and lightly distressed, can easily become an instant feature in your bedroom.
Add a coastal style or beach feel to a bedroom in an instant with painted shutters and beachy decor. It's so easy to add a coastal or beach design to plain cushions - click here to find out how we used spray paint to add a unique design to plain cotton fabric cushions.