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