Friday, July 16, 2010

shutters, a window and a dresser...











happy friday and weekend everyone! hope it's not as hot wherever you are! 106 here today in the sunny(well, a little overcast today) central valley, calif.! so i didn't get any projects done outside today, needless to say! but the yesterday i withstood the heat to finish this project i started wed. nite. i have a couple old windows laying around and i had a BLANK area (ok i forgot to take a pic of the blank spot b4 i put up the window. ) on my fence between an orange tree and the shed my hubby built (to the left of the pic below) and i painted a couple of years ago. I don't DO BLANK!!!So i've seen this done lots of times in mags, maybe blogs too- so i decided to try it out for myself!
so, to make the shutters i measured the window side and cut 4 pieces of leftover wood to size and then cut 2 more pieces for the horizontal strips on the front of the shutters. i cut the length first and then cut each one in half so i would have 4 total, 2 tops and 2 bottoms. i attached the horizontal supports and painted -Voila!!! shutters!!! they are very rough and rustic, but that's o.k. cuz so is the window, from being outside for years! then i dry brushed some white on the window and screwed the window to the fence. then attached the shutters on each side. very easy!
i want hubby to build me a cute window box for under the window, but for now this dresser will do. it is way toooo HOT to plant anything in the drawers, and expect it to survive, but wouldn't that be lovely? so i just threw a few silk flowers i had in there for the pics. just to add some color. have a great weekend and stay COOL!!!! I'll be linking up to some fabulous parties: show and tell friday, sns @ funky junk interiors.
and here @ keeping it simple
and transformation thursday @ the shabby chic cottage
and lots more in my side bar! please go check out all the great stuff everybody is doing!!!

22 comments:

  1. Very neat idea on dressing up the outside area. I like the colors of the shutters too.

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  2. This is very cute, love the shutters!

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  3. That very cute! I love dressing up a plain fence!

    Manuela

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  4. thanks for all the lovely comments! i love reading them so much!!!
    ~Decorating Diva

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  5. Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! I love all the details.

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  6. So creative, very cute, and inspiring to see you creating your own shutters.
    Tracey

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  7. I really, really love that! Nice job...

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  8. This is terrific! The colors are perfect! Even in a bright/hot summer day! Yes! Could be in a magazine!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  9. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
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  10. oh how clever are you! that looks just great.

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  11. thanks so much daniele and amanda!!! <3

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  12. Love the windows and shutters...that dresser would be adorable with "real" plants spilling over...great job.

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  13. Love the old window and shutters! You did a great job of building the shutters yourself. Love that color, too.
    I'm so glad you stopped by! It's nice to meet a fellow central Californian. And, thanks for adding my birdhouse pic to your sidebar. I sure do appreciate it!!
    Have a great day,
    ~ Jo :)

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  14. WOW! I love those shutters! That blue is just so pretty!

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  15. thanks kaysi, i just mixed 3 aqua (acrylic)colors i already had!

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  16. Nice job! I'm a little intimidated by the circular saw. Are they easy to use?

    I am so taken with the use of old window panes. I am hoping to incorporate one in my bedroom makeover.

    Have a great weekend! La

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  17. This is wonderful! Great job on the shutters.

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  18. Fantastic! I can see something like the window and shutters on the side of my barn shed!

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  19. Ok now I'm on the lookout for an old window to add shutters to! <3 it. I think since finding your blog I've added a zillion projects to my "to do" list.

    Check Out- Cheap Like A Birdie Blog

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  20. you use the shutters in different way...perfect colour.


    window shutters clayton, ca

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i love receiving and reading all of your comments! i may not have time to reply to all of them, but please don't let that stop you from leaving them! when i do get the time i will come by and visit you and see what you're up to! i am starting a new business venture so my time will be short for a while, until i get things up and running-thanks for understanding! keep creating!