Door Shutters

I decided back here not to use the old door shutters on our front door.

Our old front door was decorated with non-functional shutters.
The shutters are leaning against the front door. There is not enough room for them.

They just didn’t fit.

How can this little Cottage look any cuter?

However we found another place to use them.

These long shutters sprayed up very quickly.

Sug primed the shutters. I spray painted them the Cottage trim color.

The shutters are held in by two large screws: one top and one bottom.

Then we hung them on the panels of the same color on either side of the Cottage door.

Compare the left side of the door to the right.

On this door they look great.

We’re surprised how much we like the shutters near the Cottage door.

Just the subtle adornment the Cottage was missing.

Our neighbor’s goat tried to butt both Sug and Charlie.

While we were working on this project the neighbor’s goat came to visit — twice.  We must have great weeds because he came to munch.

How do you decide when to stop adding details?


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.

4 thoughts on “Door Shutters”

  1. Great re-use of the shutters! I love it when things fall into place like that. Wish I had a goat for my weeds but my flowers would probably get eaten instead.

    1. Goats will eat anything — I mean anything. Unfortunately our neighbor has a lot of animals but can’t seem to manage them very well. Jo

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