My personal fascination with shutters started as a child.
I love how they define, add impact, texture and detail to a home.
Why is it then that I have never had them on any home we have lived in?
I don’t have a good answer, what I do have now… is shutters!!
Yes, that’s right, we bit the bullet!
The plan when we built Hoop Top House three years ago was to include beautiful shutters all around, I am not actually sure why it got put on hold…
I have had a board on Pinterest with beautiful images of shutter inspiration for awhile.
I found myself pinning and pinning… Finally I said to Kent:
” This is nuts, lets just do this.” I was pleased when he agreed… It was time!
The next step was to decide the style of shutters.
You always need to consider the style of your home and not just your personal preferences when adding shutters. Panelled, slats, cottage, formal?
The best ones for our home seemed to be like the images above. All sourcing and many other shutter styles and inspiration images can be found on my Pinterest Board Shutter Love.
I have found you a wonderful tutorial on making this style of shutter on a great blog called Cozy Cottage Cute. Sarah has done such a good job of photographing and explaining all the steps… There is no way I could have done it better so, I asked her if I could send you all her way and she said yes! Here is the link.
Now back to Hoop Top House.
Here is a photo of the house before shutters so you can start to anticipate… ( a big thank you to Loi Thai from Tone on Tone for the reminder to put in a before pic, he is the best!) ( please don’t judge the state of my gardens, I promise they are on the list too!)
We got to work… ( this is when it would be appropriate for you to start humming the theme from Jeopardy in your head…)
Twenty-two shutters cut, assembled,sanded, primed, painted and installed later… Have no doubt, there was eye rolling involved! I really need to start designing houses with less windows… note to self.
We have shutters! Cue the band!
I LOVE them!, I only wish we had done it sooner.
Sorry about the overcast weather conditions… please picture Kent & I out in the soggy drizzle putting 22 shutters up… because that’s what we did, I couldn’t wait to get this post up!
I will now refer you to the definition of the term… Impatient: Cynthia Weber ( no cure, medication pending…)
So, there you go, one more thing off my list ( yes, there is a list!)