The Cottage Has a Shutter

I’m working on painting the many shutters for my house.

The rear window on the side of the Cottage is shorter than the front window.

The Cottage has just one shutter which was removed when the replacement windows were installed.

This shutter decorates the side of the Cottage.

The barn-style shutter’s paint was freshened while it was off the house.  Now that the Cottage has been totally painted we had in put back in place by our contractor.

Next task: move pile of concrete blocks.

It’s mostly decorative but I think it could close over the window if we wanted it to.

Do you keep a pile of somethings in case you need them? Charlie keeps plastic plant pots.


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

6 thoughts on “The Cottage Has a Shutter”

  1. I have plastic plant pots, too, but I’ve gotten much better at taking them back to Lowe’s for recycling. I’ve cleaned out a lot of them but need to do one more final sort, I think.

    1. I didn’t know you could take them back for recycling. My friend and I have been sneaking a few in the trash from time to time. I think Charlie has begun to notice. Jo

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