Before summer began, we participated in Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge linking event. We tackled our outdoor living spaces – transforming and updating our porches. Part of our plan was to paint and install shutters to the exterior of our home. Time got the better of us, and we had the shutters painted but just couldn’t get them hung on the house in time for the big reveal.
Well guess what?! The shutters are up!
I really can’t take credit for this project. My husband thrifted all of the shutters for our home. He actually salvaged them from the numerous tear-downs that are occurring in our neighborhood. He’d drive by a house that was doomed for the dust, and he’d stop and check out the shutters. Right material? Right size? Most shutters now are plastic. We really wanted wood shutters, and love the satisfaction that comes from thrill of the hunt and then salvaging a perfectly good piece of architectural detail.
We are so happy with how it all looks – and we’re looking forward to some cooler weather around the corner so we can actually enjoy sitting on our porches again! (Humidity in DC in August is horrrrrible!).