First off, you guys rock. Thank you so much for all of your sweet words about our Dining Room Makeover Reveal. You guys are the reason I blog. You are the best virtual friends a girl could ask for. I’ll be posting more details about the makeover next week.
Last week, I shared about our new roof and the landscaping we have been toiling so hard on. You may have noticed that the “after” picture of our house I have been sharing all week has fancy new shutters. That is because I totally forgot to take “after” pictures along the way, after finishing each step. Oops.
Up until a week ago our shutters looked like this. A deep hunter green. In certain lights, they just looked black. I wasn’t a huge fan.
So one day I walked outside with my step stool and pulled them off the wall. Well, more like tried to pull them off the wall only to realize that those little button-y things were 2-inches deep into the wall. You-tubed (uh yeah… it can be a verb) how to correctly remove them and then proceeded to pull harder and snap most of them off in wall. Oops again.
Once the shutters were off, I realized that the previous owners had painted them while they were still hung up. The wall was as streaky as the first time I used tanning lotion. Yippee. No amounts of scrubbing and scraping took it off.
Anywho, I hauled the shutters out back and cleaned them up and spray painted them. I decided to go with spray paint because I did not want to deal with hand painting each and every slat in my shutters. I used Krylon Oxford Blue in satin. Ten minutes of spraying and I was all done. Glory glory for the wonder that is spray paint!
Okay. Let’s talk for a minute about the significant difference that shutters make. I snapped this picture after I removed the shutters.
And here is the after. Shutters can make a big difference to curb appeal. Our home looks so much more inviting with shutters. Plus, with so much beige, the shutters bring in a nice pop of color. Love!
The blue pops so much better than the hunter green. Sheesh! After all this work it is so good to see the house finally coming together!
Does your house have shutters??