Ugly aluminum trim & silver storm windows- what can I do to them?

We bought an amazing big "farmhouse" style 1900's home. Previous owners had "basic" aluminum siding and ugly silver aluminum storm windows.. love the practicality, but omgoodness.. do not like the look!! Since EVERYTHING is aluminum.. siding, trim & storm window frames, HOW can I "cover" / wrap or change the silver?? AND.. can I even put shutters up ?? How would I secure them without damaging the siding?? It's like the "white house".. needs some COLOR!! !! ;-)
  6 answers
  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jun 01, 2017

    How about a paint job? Or add a flower window box for some cheer? Have fun with it!

  • Geeswonderland Geeswonderland on Jun 01, 2017

    They have caps to cover the outline of them windows so no metal is showing giving the full look on the window frame!! Try lowes.. idk if you can hang shutters if it'd look right since there's a gap between the window and frame..keep posted finished project interested to see how it all turns out!!

  • Sally Sally on Jun 02, 2017

    I really can't tell how big that gap is. Is it wide enough to slide a piece of wood with tastefully cut out shapes maybe? Siding installers/ manufacturers and YouTube demos might have answers as far as attachment.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jun 02, 2017

    I have successfully repainted aluminum frames using rustoleum paint, also a quick fix to add a pop of colour is to paint just the front door. Adding colourful plants and/or shrubs to your foundation plantings is another way of livening up a boring facade!

  • Kay Cuadrado Kay Cuadrado on Jun 02, 2017

    Why not paint them black or bronze. I see this look on a lot of modern farmhouse updates. Fixer Upper has featured this look on a lot of their renos. Looks great on white farmhouse but it goes well with many paint colors.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jul 21, 2023

    You could get some free ideas from pros on how they would handle the problem to your satisfaction. Then go ahead and make this your project.