Friday, August 13, 2010

Board and Batten Shutters

My husband surprised me on my birthday last week by making these board and batten shutters for my kitchen window. I had talked to him about it a while back, but had really kind of scrapped the idea and forgotten about it. Well, he remembered and made them. Doesn't that just mean so much when your man actually listens to you and wants to make you happy? I got me a good one for sure. I think I am finally satisfied with the color, but I may still glaze them some. I painted them a light green first and didn't really like it. Then I tried a darker green and didn't really like it either. Then I dry brushed the light green on top of the darker green and got the somewhat aged look I like. I am not good with paint finishes like some of y'all are. I am not patient and just want to finish. I think they are pretty cute and it feels so cozy sitting there at the table. Happy Friday and weekend to y'all!!!




33 comments:

Ann said...

I love those! Happy belated birthday!

abby @ tales and trials said...

I think the board and batten shutters look really cute. Especially in the green. :)

Kristens Creations said...

Love them! They really add color and charm to your kitchen! I'm like you when it comes to painting...I just want to get it done.lol...Kristen

Dena said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you!!! That is so sweet that your hubby remembered and I think that they are really,really cute!!!!! That green is perfect!

Hugs,
Dena

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks so good and I love the color you painted it. What a good guy.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They are wonderful! What a sweet hubbie you have. I am going to save a picture of this and put it in my "ideas" folder. I love it!
Hugs,
Penny

niartist said...

I think that this looks absolutely lovely! What a great birthday present! :) Happy birthday - a bit belated.

Susan said...

They look wonderful and your hubby is a keeper ;o)

Mimi said...

LOVE them!! Did great job finishing them! What a keeper in a husband!

Melissa Miller said...

Angie they look charming and do add a nice accent to the breakfast area. Very pretty green color! Your hubby was so kind to make them for you.

Happy Birthday! Mine was also last week on the 5th. I wanted home decor' items as well and ended up with another table. Go figure.

Have a blessed day.
~Melissa :)

The Tattered Cottage said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I LOVE your new shutters and the color is perfect! Your hubby is definitely a keeper :)
Toni ♥

Vanessa said...

Hi! I just found your blog through Kim at Savvy Southern Style. I love your shutters and think it adds so much character to the window! I love all of the colors in your home and it looks so warm and inviting!
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I really like them :) Very nice!

My new reality... said...

Love it. How creative!

Have a great day.

Viola

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh, yeah, he's definitely a keeper, Angie! What a great job and I love that he remembered. Have you tried any of those Valspar glazes? I see them mentioned on other blogs when they want to "age" paint. I have not tried it myself yet, but it's on my list for the next Home Depot trip!

Shelia said...

Looks great! What a charming room.
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Vintage Sassy said...

I love love love your shutters!!! They are adorable and really make the room.

xo
LeAnn

RicKaren said...

I really, really, love those!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

How sweey of your hubby! He sound like a keeper;)!

The shutters are beautiful...the color just pops in your wonderful room!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Jennifer said...

Well, I think they are super cute - and, yep...you have a keeper of a hubbie there for sure:) Happy Belated Birthday!!

Jennifer said...

I love them and how sweet of you husband!!! Happy birthday to you too!!!

I'm having a little ole giveaway on my blog! I have some Paula Deen stuff too!!! Come enter if you would like too!!!

Take care!
Jennifer

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FlyAwayHome said...

I was not able to find an e-mail address for you on your blog - maybe I have missed it. Anyway, Just wanted to let you know I how much I enjoy your blog. I have just chosen you to receive The Versatile Blogger award. Have a great Monday!

Angela said...

I absolute adore the look. Both of you did a fantastic job!! I'm definitely showing my hubby this so I can get me some too,lol.

Kristi said...

I loooveee these shutters!!! he did GREAT! These look fantastic in your kitchen and OH so french!
Does he want to build 8 more pair? I just priced out composite shutters JUST like this for our new house and almost passed out. I'm thinking vinyl is going to be the way, LOL!

Kristi said...

ps Happy Birthdy TO YOU! :)

shelia said...

They look great, it makes the area look all pulled together, great idea! Happly Birthday!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

It's perfect Angie - I love the color - and Happy Belated Birthday my friend!!!

Miss Janice said...

Oh, I've been wanting those for my breakfast room window also! I love them! Happy belated birthday to you:)

Lesa's Life said...

This is WONDERFUL!!! How charming.

Jenni said...

Happy belated birthday, Angie! I sure hope it was a fun one for you. :)

I think the shutters are so cute, and really make the room perfect! That was sweet of your husband to surprise you with them, and he did a wonderful job on them!

Have a great night! :)

Lisa Montsion said...

Your husband did a great job. What a nice gift too.

lisa