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.
As part of the porches makeover, I repainted our doors using Modern Masters Front Door Paint. We just loved the color options, and were so pleased with how easy the paint went on, that we wanted to see how the paint would work on the shutters. We chose Elegant from the Front Door Paint Collection.
The painting part was seriously the easy part. Hanging shutters is the not-so-easy part! But they are up, and they look FAB-u-lous!
The shutters really add that last bit of charm to our home that we were searching for.
My husband even found long shutters for our back porch door – something we’ve coveted on other homes for awhile!
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!).