Sometimes, a window just needs a shutter. We live in a big white house with a big white garage. We needed something to break all that white up!
We needed a bunch of shutters for our garage, kitchen window and 4 windows on the front of the house. Those plastic or vinyl shutters have no personality, not to mention what they cost….CRAZY!
Here is a $100 DIY shutter idea!! That was the total cost of ALL of our shutters, stain, etc. We made 12 shutters = $8.33 each!!
You will need some wood planks. Here is a great use for pallets if your windows aren’t that big. You can pick those up for free a lot of time (as long as you are fast. Pintrest has caused a high demand for pallets)
6 screws hold these babies together! They could not be easier to make (that is what hubby said anyways) and they look so rustic and charming.
Here is a set of shutters before staining. We stuggled with the colour and in the end decided to keep the wood look. I am so glad we did because it really made them look AWESOME! Plus it saved us from having to prime and paint a million coats 🙂
We used a semi transparent walnut stain. It gave it the appearance of barn board. It took two coats to be dark enough.
Now I just need to get my hanging plants up and we are ready for front porch entertaining!