Your Daily Guide to Home Trends, DIY Projects and Everything Windows

Posts Tagged ‘shutters’

The Big Reveal: Oregon Cottage Makeover with Plantation Shutters

A few weeks ago we told you about blogger Shannon Fox’s DIY home improvement challenges and desperate need to replace her ugly plastic mini blinds. Shannon’s Fresh Cottage Living Room After overcoming several home decor hiccups, Shannon’s living room makeover is complete! We’re are proud to say that Shannon’s windows are ugly no more. Classic Plantation Shutters now are the perfect compliment to her sweet cottage decor. After she installed her gorgeous new floors, Shannons’ crummy mini blinds stuck out like a sore thumb. The living room looks polished and pulled together with Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters from Blinds.com (that she installed herself!). Why Are Shutters The Holy Grail of Window Coverings? Blinds.com designers and customers alike are big fans of Norman Woodlore Shutters….

Read The Big Reveal: Oregon Cottage Makeover with Plantation Shutters »

10 Things to Make with Old Plantation Shutters

r March 10, 2014 | B DIY Projects

We’re all for anything that saves one man’s trash from the land fill. If you have old plantation shutters lying around, or have nabbed some from a garage sale, there are tons of creative ways to upcycle them. Shutters Headboard Make a unique headboard with old shutters painted a fun color. If you have shutters in several sizes you can create an arch shape, although straight across will do too. Via Samantha Elizabeth Plant-tation Shutters Turn shutters with open slats into a succulent planter. Fill the slats with rocks and allow the little green guys to peek out. via Lila B. Design Shutter Pendant Lantern Tack 4 skinny shutters together to make a beautifully intricate shutter ‘lantern’. You can even adjust the…

Read 10 Things to Make with Old Plantation Shutters »

A Modern Kitchen Nook from Real Moms Real Views

r December 10, 2013 | B Real Customer Photos

Our friend Hollie shares mom-tested products and savvy parenting tips along with her army of mom experts at Real Moms Real Views. Want to get the inside scoop on stocking stuffers and this year’s top presents from a mom who knows all? Take a peek at Hollie’s site. You won’t regret it. Plantation Shutters for Kitchen Windows On a re-decorating quest, Hollie realized that her kitchen nook needed a modern update. The stained wood blinds once matched her kitchen cabinets perfectly, but 8 years later they’re looking a little dated. With one simple change Hollie took her kitchen to a bright, happy place. White wood shutters match the existing molding perfectly, unlike the stained wood which competed for visual attention….

Read A Modern Kitchen Nook from Real Moms Real Views »

DIY: Make Windows Look Taller with Molding

You may have heard this designer trick: Hang draperies a foot or two above the window to instantly make them look taller. Did you know that you can get the same effect with plantation shutters? Add decorative trim around shutters and your ceilings and windows will instantly look taller. The deceptively easy detailing gives you a classic, custom look. This project involves some carpentry, but if you’re a novice, don’t be nervous. Lisa from The Pennington Point is here to tell us how it’s done. Meet Lisa Lisa Pennington lives in the country as a homeschooling mom of 9, and is the queen of home decor tricks that cost practically nothing. With so many teenagers at home, she has tried…

Read DIY: Make Windows Look Taller with Molding »

New! Simplicity Shutters That You Can Install Yourself

Plantation Shutters are a timeless, durable choice for homes of any style, but they can be intimidating to install without professional help. Within innovative new design, the Simplicity Wood Shutter is easy to install, even for a window novice. Learn More About Our Easiest Shutters:   We’ve designed a custom shutter with DIYers in mind, but there’s no loss in quality or style. The easy assembly follows steps you’ll be familiar with if you’ve ever assembled flat-packed Scandinavian furniture.   Shutter frames arrive already joined at corners and perfectly square. Just join the two sides of the frame by inserting the pin into the cam. Use a screwdriver to tighten the cam-lock and secure the two sides together. Hold the…

Read New! Simplicity Shutters That You Can Install Yourself »

7 Ways to Better Insulate Your Windows this Summer

r June 8, 2010 | B DIY Projects, Energy Saving