Simple DIY Shutters

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If you have ever needed to give the outside of your home a little curb appeal, then shutters are perfect for you. I know they did wonders for the outside of my home. They are really super simple to make and only take an afternoon to build.

The first step is to cut the boards and drill pocket holes. The cutting list and pocket hole placement guide can be found on my blog, The Crafted Maker.
Now attach the boards together with pocket holes to make up a shutter.

It depends on the number of windows you want to hang shutters on, but I needed to make four in total.
To add a little decoration to the shutters, place a piece across the boards at the top and bottom and attach with wood screws.
At this point, the shutter is built. It's time to give it some life. I chose to paint mine black, but you could make them any color of paint or stain you wanted.

Once the paint or stain is dry, its time to show these off by attaching them to the house. I had a brick exterior, so I used a hammer drill to screw in the shutters. This step will be easier if you have an exterior such as vinyl or wood siding.
Now stand back an enjoy your handy work! These black shutters added so much to my white house.

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  • Jjj14219925 Jjj14219925 on Aug 17, 2018

    what is needed to turn them into Hurricane Shutters, There would have to have a method to turn them to cover the window and to secure them. These are such great lookers

  • I have same question...How would you hang on vinyl? siding...

  • Minnie Minnie on Aug 24, 2018

    i like the plant boxes did you make them as well??

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  • Bonnie Bonnie on Aug 18, 2018

    I love country decor and have wanted to put shutters on the inside of my windows lining my window sill with plants maybe even some lanterns attached to the shutters this is perfect thank you

  • Jane P D Jane P D on Aug 18, 2018

    Classic hardware for shutters that function is a called a shutter-dog and hinge set. If you computer search that phrase a number of manufacturers/sellers will come up.