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.

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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!).

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Why Are Shutters The Holy Grail of Window Coverings?

Blinds.com designers and customers alike are big fans of Norman Woodlore Shutters. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Classic style
  • Craftsman construction
  • Solid faux-wood material won’t warp or crack
  • Look of real wood without the expense
  • Baked on paint won’t fade or scratch
  • Easy installation
  • Safer for kids
  • Durability for decades

Shannon Talks Shutters

“At long last, with the new plantation shutters installed, we now have every window in the house properly finished with beautiful window coverings. They are perfect. Just like I knew they would be.”

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Did You Know? Shutters are a Top Choice for Insulation

Shannon says,

“It’s not like we get blazing heat here living on the coast, but when it’s bright. The light control with these is incredible. The front side of the house gets the brunt of the morning sun and I’m looking forward to the house being cooler in the warm Summer months now that these bad-boys are up!”

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Beginner Friendly Installation

Shutters may look complicated, but the Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters from Blinds.com are surprisingly easy to install. You can do it in 4 steps:

  1. Join the 4 frame pieces at the corners with small connectors.
  2. All Blinds.com shutters are custom made, so the frame should fit perfectly in your window.
  3. Secure the frame to the window by inserting screws into the pre-drilled holes. (Shannon used a nail gun instead.)
  4. Hold the shutter panels to the frame and line up the hinges. Insert hinge pins to secure.

Shutter Installation The Big Reveal: Oregon Cottage Makeover with Plantation Shutters

Shannon’s Easy As Pie Installation

“I think it may have taken longer to unbox and unwrap each shutter from the protective coverings than it did to actually install. It took about 30 minutes to put up each plantation shutter from unboxing to completion!”

Cozy Cottage Perfection

How could Shannon choose anything but shutters with her louvered hutch and this adorable little lantern to match!

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The accessories truly make the room, and Shannon’s are perfect.

Fox Hollow Cottage Living Room Home Decor The Big Reveal: Oregon Cottage Makeover with Plantation Shutters

Shop Plantation Shutters to Get the Look for Your Home!

Read More about Shannon’s Living Room Makeover at Fox Hollow Cottage:

To Do List Update: Window Coverings

How To Make NEW Plantation Shutters Fit OLD House Windows

Easy DIY Shutter Installation

New Plantation Shutters Reveal

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About Author

Abigail Sawyer

Abigail Sawyer is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. As a newlywed, she’s on the hunt to outfit a new home with all things handmade, preppy and eclectic. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Chat with her on twitter @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw and support her rampant pinning habit at @BlindsDotCom + @whatabigailsaw.