November 3, 2009
here’s our first diy project! how to give those drab shutters a new lease on life…
1 :: first things first- unscrew the shutters from the house. i spared you the ‘actual’ before picture- these shutters were gross! make sure to clean and dry them thoroughly. we just used a hose a couple of rags, and they were shining in no time.
2 :: since these shutters are actually plastic, spray paint worked wonderfully. we used valspar satin spray paint for indoor/outdoor use. (for wooden shutters- you can use the same technique, with either spray paint or outdoor paint from your local hardware store).
3 :: start spraying the tops and sides of the shutter. for the indiviudual blades, spray in from the left and then from the right, meeting in the middle- which gives you a nice even look.
you’re all done! this is a quick update that only takes about an hour or two. we painted the back of the first one, then realized we couldn’t even tell- so the front and the sides are all you need to do!
don’t forget that i’m interested in seeing all of your diy projects, before and after pics, or just plain beautiful homes- you can submit these anytime, just send me an email!