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