This one has the original panes that I just cleaned up a bit. I painted it yellow and stenciled the bottom of each side. It now lives in Jordan and Blair's house. She is thinking about hanging it over her TV, but it is now adding some color to their guest bedroom.
Here it is again! The same could be done with regular shutters (the full wooden ones, without panes like these have), in fact, I have a set in our bathroom that I painted bright blue to add some color (yes, sitting on top of the toilet.)