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!!!