Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The case of the UGLY SHUTTERS...

I'm speaking of MY ugly shutters...wont you agree?

Back in the day when I stayed home alot...lots of laughs, and wasn't running a 24/7 business, I would HAND PAINT these plastic louvered shutters...they started darker green, then light green, then rusty, and then dark brown, all in a matter of 13 year!Was I nuts? I am a "always change my mind" kind of gal though. I KNOW alot of you are too.

I have been asking for the knotty alder shutters for a min. of 5 years now...not sure why Mr. Bed of Roses decided now was the time (maybe my persistance or I never quit talking about it or there were so many hornets behind these old ones or these plastics were just ugly!). But NOW is the time, yeah!

Now we think we have it figured out, the wood was bought today and all pieces of shutters have been cut...we have quite a few windows to dress up, not any easy task.
Hopefully the stain we are about to undertake right now is the right one, keeping fingers crossed, and then the lumber company insists on 3 coats of a sealer, sides and back too, darn!

Next week when hung...I will be happy to share the results. We are actually having a garage make-over this month, thats the plan anyway Will be glad to share the "how to" when we think we have it figured out.

What have you done to the outside of your home this year to get a new refreshing updated look? There is a ton more I would love to do, maybe I will sneak in some new outdoor light fixtures...hmmm! One thing 'ALWAYS' leads to another, doesnt it?

I will show you Mary Janes (out here in the country) front of her home make-over, she used some navy blue...pretty cool when its finished. I should show you her kitchen and front room make-over too.


Cindy said...

Oh Brenda, you are a tease. I was hoping to see at least Mary Janes house. I am excited for your shutters. I just love Mr Bed of Roses. I've startedcallin John Mr. Stitches-n-Stuff. I don't think he's too happy about that.

I really can't wait to see the garage.


Mimi Sue said...

Can't wait to see what you do with those shutters. It's gonna be great. Mimi

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Brenda, everything you do turns out wonderful... the shutters will too of course...