On our last trip upstate, I took photos of the new window shutters we had recently installed in the Master Bedroom.
Happy Sunday everyone! Did you have a great weekend?
I love this cool and crisp weather we are having in the North East… It was cold enough in the country last week to make the first fire of the season!
I am SO excited to finally get our shutters. We ordered them back in March, and because they are custom made… and because we had a busy summer, the installation dates got pushed back week after week…
First, let’s take a look at the Master Bedroom before:
This photo was taken the first night we spent in the house… notice the mattress is on the floor : )
The curtains you see in the photo were left by the previous owner. It was very kind of her, but I did not like them… To those, we added temporary blackout curtains, because the bedroom gets a lot of sun in the morning and it was waking up the twins a bit too early – not good!
Embarrassed to say – this is what we lived with for a while:
Before the shutters installation, I had to paint the windows frames the same off white as the shutters, which took some time…. Here is the process:
To me nothing says country like wooden shutters. My goal was to get them in before June in order to sleep with the windows open during the summer months, but due to our apartment sale in the city we did not spend that much time in the country this summer…
The bed as you can see is new as well… Long story there…I will cover it in an upcoming post.
As requested by some of you I will link to the product sources from now on. The Shutters are made by Graber and they sell though Lowes among other retail outlets… click HERE to be directed to their website if you are interested…
The price for both windows was close to $1200 for faux wood. Real wood is just a bit more expensive… I chose faux because I was going to paint everything white anyway, so the grain of the wood did not matter, and because they are sturdier and hold up to the elements pretty well…
Even though it took a long time to get them, I am very happy with the service Graber provided. Their staff was super professional and the product is very well made. Overall they get an A++ from us. In fact I like these shutters so much, I might order them for one other room in the house…(just don’t tell my husband…lol)
That is it for today. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this post… please leave a comment…
Wishing you a great week ahead and as always – thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!
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