"I transformed an old fence into some decorative shutters."

Who: Jaime Shackford
Where: Edmond, Okla.

"I was never a big fan of the vinyl shutters the previous owners installed on the front of our house. So, after tearing down an old fence panel that was hiding some pool equipment in our backyard, I decided to create my own authentic board-and-batten shutters. First, I measured each window and cut the reclaimed boards accordingly. Then, I glued and nailed each panel together, added strap hinges, and applied a wood stain/sealer. The whole project cost me just $75."

What Jaime Saved: Around $2,100
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