If you know us, you know we’re a fan of the thrifty.
And since we are “white house, black shutters,” we needed some shutters on our tan house to make at least half of the name true!
I mentioned that we were starting our project here,
gave you a little preview here,
but here they are!
We saved money by not being super picky about the sizing and only using second-hand shutters.
Waiting a year to get all of fifteen of them saved us a total of $328.00, or $27.34 per shutter!
Since they were all different colors than the color we actually needed, we sprayed all of the shutters using Rustoleum Satin black spray paint, which has a built-in clear coat and is made for outdoor projects.
Two coats for each shutter meant that a $4.50 (?) can was enough for three shutters, so we used 10 cans.
Total cost for the shutters, including spray paint? $77.00 total, or $2.56 a shutter!
Some before and afters for ya, watch as we go from a
white house, to a tan house, to a tan house with black shutters!