Last week I shared these simple wood shutters
and I promised a tutorial
(amount and length will depend on your window)
(I used simple pin hinges)
Pale pink, pale green and white paint
Here’s how I made them:
on the outside of the frame.)
then cut (3) pieces of leftover 1×4 to put across the
top, middle and bottom
and I secured them with screws on each board
and they were ready for paint.
-but you don’t need to
After that- it was simply layers of paint.
A layer of pale pink and then vintage green and a layer of pink again
The hardest part?
Yep. I was on my own with getting these up & too impatient to wait for someone to help
so I balanced them on my thigh while
getting the hinges lined up correctly
and getting them screwed onto the window frame.
It really would be so much easier
These shutters were actually made back in April (we work a few months ahead on some of our Lowes projects) and it happened to be when the big muscles were busy
balancing some of those big beams while making the front porch pergola
So since I only got the little boards with the shutter job-
I can’t complain too much 😉
before lifting them up (or when you get tired)
Make sure to set the hinges so that when you attach them to the frame
The next step is to lift the shutter up and position it to allow just enough space on top and bottom for them to swing open
Then- repeat for the other side and other windows.