Board and Batten farmhouse shutters: a ridiculously easy DIY

Our kitchen had this awkward window above the sink, which looked into the dining room. It was random and weird, and I couldn’t decide what to do with it. I thought about putting a cafe rod and curtains there, but I really didn’t want to do that.

I wanted something more unique. I spotted some scrap wood in my garage and I had an idea: why not create some simple, rustic shutters? I measured the opening and cut the wood. Then, I bought some cute hinges and handles.

Here they are all laid out but not actually put together.

I constructed four shutters with crossbars like this:

I then painted them white, as you can see.

I attached the hinges on the insides of the shutters so I could accordion close them into the sides of the opening.

I absolutely love how much character these simple, rustic shutters add to our kitchen.

What rustic DIY have you recently created?

7 responses to “Board and Batten farmhouse shutters: a ridiculously easy DIY”

  1. I love the farmhouse design & these shutters look great. I love easy DIY projects. I’ll be featuring this in my Farmhouse Decor Ideas for your home next week at Merry Monday Link Party at 6 pm pst. Hope to see you at the party!

  2. First off, I have to say the name of this blog got an audible laugh out of me 😉 I can relate, I’m constantly cramming wood into my corolla!!! This is a wonderful tutorial and great idea for the interior side of the windows. Nicely done!

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