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DIY window shutters with repurposed wood from an old fence gate for the ugly basement windows.
Recently I shared the story of a window shutter that I built to cover our unsightly basement window.
We aren’t able to open this window so we wouldn’t lose anything by shuttering it in.
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This is the first attempt.
A great big fail!
Here it is after our 2nd attempt.
Getting better, but there was room for improvement.
I wanted opinions so I posted and asked for your thoughts. Some were for and some were against but I still wasn’t sure. If you’ve been reading Chatfield Court for a while then you know that I don’t give up easily. So I worked on it a little bit more 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 this window shutter doesn’t open and close.
I bought real hinges at Home Depot but they didn’t fit.
I really wanted hinges though, so I ended up making my own out of sheet metal. After a quick check for fit, I sprayed them, and some wood screws, with black paint.
All that was left to do was to screw the faux hinges on. I also attached a latch to give it a real window 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!
I finally got to that dirty, moldy fence. Check out how easy it was and how it looks all shiny and new.