~ Homemade Shutters ~

Charles Dilbeck was my inspiration for making these shutters. He was a well known architect in the Dallas and Oklahoma areas. I love his shutters and couldn't find any like his so I made my own.


The rule of thumb is that each shutter is supposed to be half the size of the window...they were meant to be closed over the window. This means you mount them at the very edge of the window. All my window sizes were differnt so that meant a lot of measuring.


I used 2x4's and 2x6's and cut them to size. I had to "rip" some boards length wise to get the proper size. I used a jig saw at a 25 degree angle to cut out the edge detail.


After painting, I assembled them, and bolted the finished product to our house. They adorn all our windows and we love the look!

9 comments:

Karen said...

Those are lovely shutters, they add so much charm.

Divine Theatre said...

Wow! You did an excellent job!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

i love your shutters! I like the color and the little scallops on the wood.
Scallops have been catching my eye lately.

Great job on them!

d. reyné said...

Your shutters are gorgeous!
We are just now beginning work on the outside of our home and I have about 20 pictures of shutters and not seen any quite like yours!
The color is fabulous!
Have a great weekend
Donna

Pattie said...

Karla love the shutter they turned out great. Sorry I haven't been over just very busy have a great weekend

Pattie

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

very lovely!

Rachel Berry said...

These are Fabulous!! Great Job!!

;)Rachel Berry

Freckle Face Kids said...

They look amazing. I don't know if I will ever be brave enough to venture outside! BTW I don't see any info on MMS website about a chalk paint giveaway??

Deborah said...

Beautiful Karla!
These are amazing!!

Deborah xo

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