Add Curb Appeal With DIY Board and Batten Shutters

The curb appeal of your home is so important. If your home looks dull and boring outside, people assume it is the same way inside. I know you are not dull and boring so ramp up your curb appeal with these DIY board and batten shutters!
I made my shutters for the "lake" appeal for our Lake House Fixer Upper. The curb appeal side of a lake home is the lake side. If you have not checked out our Lake House Fixer Upper Series you are missing out! See where we started and how far we have come HERE.
For this project you will need 3 cedar boards the length of your window and 2 boards the width of the three long boards. I also put a cross board on mine to give it a more modern farmhouse look. *See the full project list by following the link at the bottom.
Before attaching the cross boards you will want to measure up from the bottom to make sure the two boards are evenly spaced.
Then you will nail the boards all together. If you do not have a nail gun yet I would highly recommend it! They are affordable and with the battery pack, oh so easy to use!
You will then want to seal your wood with a clear sealer or outdoor paint.
*Diva tip: Cedar needs to be primed with an oil based sealer before it is painted because of the moisture content in the wood.
Once your shutter is sealed then it is time to put on the final touches by embellishing your shutter. I used metal gate hinges for mine but you can use whatever you like. This is a great way to make this project unique to you!
Now all that is left is to hang them on each side of the window!
I plan to put cedar window boxes under the two windows in the back at the lake house. Wont that look amazing? Check out the full tutorial on the cedar window boxes HERE.
For the full tutorial and supply list for the board and batten shutters check out the link below!

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