Free Bed Slats Give a Kitchen Old World Style

Candace at Vintage News Junkie explains how this rescue came to be.  “A while back, we were at one of our favorite thrift stores poking around, when we saw that they had a FREE section.  We uncovered a stash of IKEA bed slats that appeared to be brand new!”

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Finding nice, clean lumber for free is always good!  Candace took it home with her and decided to build rustic shutters for her kitchen window.  After some trial and error, she and her husband came up with a classic style that looks really great in their window.  Painted a fresh white and paired with vintage style handles, these new shutters give the impression of having been picked up at the local antique shop–just the look they were going for.

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Get all the details on how to make a similar set of shutters at Vintage News Junkie.


  1. Yay! I’m a Roadkill Rescuer!! Beckie, thank you so much for the feature! These shutters were so much fun to make!! I’m glad you like ’em! :)

  2. I love these shutters!! They look amazing and add so much character.

    xo, Tanya

  3. Can you recommend somewhere to find the wood ?? The home improvemrnt stores are to expensive

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