Sunday, June 22, 2008

Shutter lovin'... had me a blast...

With our house freshly painted,
I've been dying to get the shutters on.
We have antique shutters shat came off of
this house.

It was built in the late 1800's. This was a house that I wanted terribly, but that's a story for another post some day! I traded the entertainment center that was built into our living room, in FRONT of pocket doors, for the shutters. (click to enlarge) It was a lovely entertainment center, but??? Besides, Kevin had built one for us so this one had to go.

I've started to clean them up. Boy... I thought the backs just weren't painted. NOPE. They're just BLACK with dirt and grime! These were found in the garage of the other house, and I imagine they were there for at least 20 years or so. Judging from the color I'd say they were last painted in the 40's, but I could be wrong. I love the shade of green with the dirty aged patina. I wanted to match them somewhat in color, but not quite so green. Especially the bright green they turn when clean!

I was so excited when I got the louveres to move!

What a difference. Ok, one down.....more than 20 to go.......

But first a little break!


Life on the Edge said...

Wow, you have been one busy bee! The house looks great painted! Seeing it at this angle, I hadn't realized before it was this big. It will look beautiful with the shutters. Looks like you got new windows too! Can't believe how dirty those shutters were though. Yuck! But all the work will be worth it. I don't blame you for getting rid of the entertainment center and opening up those beautiful pocket doors. I lived in a house that had them and I thought they were so pretty.

I really enjoyed the Summer Nights clip. I might have to go out and rent Grease!


Unknown said...

Your painted lady looks beautiful and homey! Cleaning anything that is louvered is pain staking! Can't wait to see the pretties you are going to put outside!

Heather said...

Ok, first of all I LOVE Grease! How fun!
WOW!!!! You are one determined woman! What work to get those beauties.....well........beautiful!But they are going to be so well worth it once they go up on your house! Oh my goodness I can not wait to see!!!
Thank You so much for your sweet comments on my last post! Believe it or not my hair was that red until I was pregnant for my son and for some reason it turned into the blah brown it is now. My red never came back- whoda thunk? You encouraged me though- I think I am going to try and dye it back to the color it used to be!! :)Especially because everytime I come to your blog or see a comment you have left on another blog I get hair envy when I see yours!!
I have added you to my sidebar- hope that's ok!!
Have a great day!
-Heather :)

Jaede said...

Wow, those shutters are going to be fantastic I can't wait to see the finished results. I love Grease, have you seen the new Grease Barbie's I want the Frenchy one. xxx

Rue said...

Hi Nikki :)

I'm dying to hear the story about the other house..... Gosh I'm nosey LOL

Those shutters are wonderful! I'can't believe you got them to move!!

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