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Friday, July 15, 2011

New Shutters

Last year, before I started my flower garden at the back of my house, I mentioned my talented hubby had  promised to make me some shutters.  We hadn't decided what style we wanted.   He made one of a style he saw on the internet and it wasn't what I had in mind and it was back to the drawing board.  As you can see from the picture above, our original shutters were about 20 years old, the vinyl had become brittle and they had been three different colors.  We even lost one in a wind storm from the above picture window.  When we found it in the woods near our home, it was cracked and not fixable.

This year we noticed a house right across from the school I work at had the perfect shutters for our style and taste.  My husband can just look at something and pretty much build it(he is that awesome!).  So, he measured our windows and built 26 shutters for our 13 windows.  What do you think?  
The garden also makes a big difference but I am loving the shutters.  The black hinges alone would have cost us several hundred dollars but we bought galvanized metal ones and he spray painted them.  Boy did that save us some dollars-you have to figure that for 13 windows, that was 52 hinges!  Sometimes it is the hardware that gets you!  Here is another picture from the front of our home.                        

Have a great weekend everyone and take care.   Nancy


  1. Really cute! love the new shutters & yes, i agree "a garden" always brings charm to a home & makes it so inviting! Thanks for sharing your pots at Cottage Flora Thursday's Garden part! xoxo, tracie

  2. Love it! What a cute little garden! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  3. love the look of your home. shutters and gardens make for a pretty cozy place. love it!!!

  4. very nice:)
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  5. Great shutters! You really do have a talented hubby!!

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    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. I like the more relaxed shutters! Definite beauty! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  7. I'd say your hubby is pretty talented! Love the garden too - looks like a before/after from HGTV.

  8. Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend! :)

  9. I visited ones in Irish and found same home. It was my one of the nearest classmate 's home and I enjoyed their lot. We shared lots of old remembrance. You reminds my old days.
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  10. the look of the is fantastic....and shutter add more to it's value...I like it.

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  11. Nice! Your house looks a lot more stately than before. We really shouldn't skimp on re-evaluating the content and facade of our houses, since they can aesthetically be elevated further. Congratulations!

    Greg Arnett @ Sunburst Shutters Arizona