Exterior Shutters Transform A 90s Home


I always thought the front of our home was missing something. New board and batten exterior shutters have transformed the plain exterior of our 90s builder house. We love how these custom shutters look on our home.
exterior shutters transform a 90s home, curb appeal, window treatments, windows
My husband drew up a design for the shutters. He decided they needed to be three boards wide. He measured each window. It turns out that they are each different. He joined the sets of boards with battens cut to width.
exterior shutters transform a 90s home, curb appeal, window treatments, windows
We laid out each shutter in the garage to prime and paint.
exterior shutters transform a 90s home, curb appeal, window treatments, windows
My husband went to the hardware store to discuss with a sales associate the best way to hang these on the brick. They sold him special anchors and spacers so that the wood doesn't rest against the brick.
exterior shutters transform a 90s home, curb appeal, window treatments, windows
We love how these make our home look like a French country cottage.
exterior shutters transform a 90s home, curb appeal, window treatments, windows
Thanks for letting me share.
exterior shutters transform a 90s home, curb appeal, window treatments, windows
You can see more of this project and others on my blog.

Suggested materials:

  • Lumber  (Home Depot)
  • Paint  (Sherwin Williams)
Katie Lloyd Mansfield

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  • DixieDinah
    on Jul 25, 2016

    Couldn't remember if I had commented, but if so, I'll do it again. This is fabulous---total makeover. Good job!

  • Kara
    on Mar 15, 2018

    Beautiful!

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