DIY window shutters for the ugly basement windows.
Recently I shared the story of a window shutter that I built to cover our unsightly basement windows. We aren’t able to open these windows so we wouldn’t lose anything by shuttering it.
This is the first attempt. Wow…a great big fail!
Here it is after our 2nd attempt.
It wasn’t done but I still had doubts as to whether it was working. I wanted opinions so I posted and asked for your thoughts. Some were for and some were against but I was still not sure. If you’ve been reading Chatfield Court for a while then you know that I don’t give up easily, so I decided to work on it a little bit before taking it down and calling it quits. The first thing I tried was a quick coat of walnut stain. Next I tried some faux hinges to make it look more authentic, even though it doesn’t open and close.
I bought hinges at Home Depot but they weren’t the right size. I knew we would have to DIY our own so I drew out what I wanted and the hubs made some out of sheet metal. Once we knew they would fit I sprayed them, and some wood screws, with black paint.
All that was left to do was to screw the fake hinges on. I also attached a latch to give it a real shutter feel.
What do you think of my DIY window shutters. Does it look like a shutter or am I fighting a losing battle?
Please excuse the mold on the fence and the bald grass, ripped up by neighborhood skunks, our yard is a huge work in progress. 😉 You can look at my beautifully large fern though. I can’t believe how much it’s grown this summer.
Thanks so much for stopping by!