The other day as I was walking through my favorite local antique store, I spotted these tall, chippy green shutters and knew I had to have them. I had no idea where said shutters would end up, but they were coming home with me. As soon as I walked through the door with them, I leaned them up against my front door as I took my shoes off. They were the perfect fit. And the perfect excuse to cover up those ugly sidelights until we can replace our front door!
I picked up four decorative hinges and set the hubby to work!
We started by screwing the hinges into the side of the shutters. One side of the shutters was this plain color you see above, and the other side was bold deep green. The green was what I wanted to show, so we made sure to line up the hinges this way!
Next, we lined the shutters up on the sidelights how we wanted them, and screwed the hinges into the door trim. That is seriously all there was to it to this DIY shutter project! So easy and such a difference! What do you think?!
I styled the front door by placing some old crates I had picked up at the flea market, some wood from our wood pile out back, and a few plants I picked up at the same antique store I bought the shutters from!
By putting these on hinges, I can swing them outwards when I want the light to shine through the sidelights.
I also added this indestructible mat from Chilewich which is adorable with the black and white stripes. But it’s also functional, and helps trap any dirt that comes in from outside! To clean it, I simply rinse it off outside, and let it dry!
I hope y’all loved how this project turned out as much as me! It’s a blessing in disguise when I buy something on a whim and it ends up being just perfect for a space I thought was finished!
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