Easy DIY Shutters

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Is there anything better than improving your home’s curb appeal? Doesn’t making your house look prettier from the street just make you feel like you’ve just moved up a notch in the world? It might be just me, but I love a good curb appeal booster, and the only thing better is if it’s a curb appeal booster project that I can DIY. I mean that I can DIY. So it’s gotta be easy. And these shutters are!

The problem with these shutters is that they’re built right into the siding so they look really really fake. They look OK from a distance, but they really bugged us. Also, white houses with dark green shutters are really popular around here and we didn’t want to be “one of the green houses” on our street anymore.

Chris picked up some 1×12 rough cut pine. The roughness of it gives it extra farmhousey appeal! We cut it down into 5″ strips. You can do any size you like, we just went with a size that would cover up our existing shutters.[Psst! Thinking of updating your deck along with your shutters?! Check out this Quick and Easy DIY Deck Staining trick!]

We made our shutters 3 boards wide and then put one board across the top and the bottom for a classic look. Then we clamped them all together and secured it all with a few screws. (Don't forget to click on the link below for more detailed instructions!)

We’ve just installed one set so far on our house, but already I can see what a difference they make. We have a total of 8 shuttered windows on our house, so doing the rest of them won’t be a huge project and we should be able to show you the whole before and after fairly soon! For now though, let’s focus on the one set on the windows by the deck. We recently remodeled and stained our deck. You can read all about that and see the full before and after here.

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