Monday, June 4, 2012

Hubby said no to black shutters

But I saw this on Pinterest and it got me thinking.

My shutters in my kitchen were bad and broken.  So bad that I could not find one picture for my before shot other than the one below.  Where I had already given away the window treatment and was in the process of taking everything down. 


I made a new window treatment.

I took the shutters outside and sprayed with a matt black paint.  (3 cans, 3 dollars, hollar!)
Splurged on a new chandelier from Ballard's catalog.

Rearranged some sussies.


I sit in this part of the kitchen much more now.  I think I need smaller bulbs on the chandelier, but I do like it without shades.  

PS ~ Hubby loves the black shutters!  He wasn't so crazy about hanging the light fixture.  I think his favorite dinner is in order.

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  1. wow wow wow ,,, that seriously looks Fabulous~!

    you did a major transformation .. Love it

  2. You did an amazing job!!!Love it:) It always amazes me how much of a different paint can make in a project.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  3. Beautiful! I love your new window treatment and the black shutters are super.


  4. Wow! Your room looks wonderful. I love the window treatment and the shutters look great.

  5. The black shutters are lovely and the chandy is gorgeous. Great transformation. Hugs, Marty

  6. The shutters look the black.


    P.S. I am in Grapevine today and tommorrow:)

  7. I think the best way to tell if something has been a decorating success is whether it makes me sit in that area more.... so go, you!!! I meed to get to grips with spray paint a bit more, I think. It's amazing what a difference it makes!


  8. They look fantastic! I really like them black...not something you would normally think of...but is works out beautifully! Hope you had a great day-xo Diana

  9. LOVE LOVE the new look!! Those shutters look amazing black!

  10. WOW, love the new look too! LOVE the black shutters. XO, Pinky

  11. Oh my stars... that is gorgeous!!!!! I absolutely love it!

  12. Looks so wonderful. I wouldn't have thought of painting those shutters black but they look amazing. Love your pretty valance you made too! Great chandy!
    You did good, girlfriend!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  13. I love how you just went for it. So chic!

  14. I really love using shutters for privacy~nice job!

  15. I'm sorry I didn't answer your question. I don't remember getting it. I got so many questions when I started my Q&A, that I was a little disorganized. I didn't mean to ignore you. Good job on your DIY!

  16. It looks great and the risk was well rewarded. I love the combination of valance with the black shutters.

  17. Love the black shutters!

    Isn't it funny when men make proclamations against something? ;-)
    That happens around here once in a while too! I painted two doors in the master en suite black. (Against his wishes) He wound up LOVING them! :-)

    Found you via Savvy Southern Style.

    Have a great day!

  18. Hi Lori...

    Ohhh my...I love it!!! Love your black shutters (and so happy that your hubby does too...hehe!) Your new window treatment looks gorgeous with the shutters too! You did a great job, my friend!!! Sooo very pretty!

    Warmest wishes,

  19. That is amazing!!! the color really changed the atmosphere of the room!

  20. Looks great although I see a lot of dusting in your future. Sorry but black is like that although I love the look. Good for you just going for it even though your husband had reservations. I HATE when my husband has an opinion on decor. What does he know anyway? Just write the checks and do the manual labor for me! It will look great in the end, right?

    Robin Flies South

  21. It all looks fantastic Lori! It never ceases to amaze me what spray paint can do and I love your new chandy too. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!

  22. WOW! I LOVE that. What a huge difference. Never underestimate the power of black in a room. Yes, color can add "pop" but so can some black! Way to go :)

  23. Love the black shutters. This post made me lol!! "The hubby likes to order in!" That is my kind of guy =)

  24. Love this, pinned it!


  25. So happy you joined in..Pinned away!~:) I adore the window treatment, you did a fantastic job.

  26. I love how the shutters look painted black...the whole space looks wonderful! Pinned!

  27. Three cans of spray paint, three dollars? Hollar! : ).. Those shutters look fabulous! And I love the gorgeous valance too, accented by the chandelier? I would be sitting in that area a lot more as well! I reallllly want to change our old, brittle blinds for shutters. Your pictures just might make my case for me! Great job! I'm pinning the pics too!

  28. Doesn't it feel good when you are right? Love the new look!!


  29. Oh, yes, those black shutters are certainly easy to love! I’m glad that you didn’t take them down, and instead, you created a new look for them. I actually love how you chose those stuffs to match your shutters and was able to turn your kitchen into a vintage haven. :-)



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