We had a warmer day yesterday, 60 so I took the shutters off our guest house…..which is now our rental home and updated their look with spray paint. Earlier in the day I was at Menards and priced new shutter, it was $20 a pair which I didn’t think was bad but I decided I would try and spray paint one of them first to see how it looked before investing in new. The shutters were burgundy when we first bought the house and over the years…probably in the late 80’s I painted them hunter green (yep I’m dating myself for sure). Then the house sat and the shutters faded and I didn’t much care what color they were. The siding on the house is gray so I decided basic black sounded like my best color choice. After grabbing 6 cans of RustOleum Satin Canyon Black Spray Paint I headed home to take the shutters down and get painting.
I had 6 shutters and one large star to paint, and only used 3 full cans of spray paint. So it only cost me $12 for the whole project and took less than 30 minutes to take them down and have everything painted with 2 coats. I couldn’t believe how well it covered. Maybe it covered so well because there wasn’t a huge color change, but I’m quite pleased with the results. And the price was fantastic.
The tin star hangs in the peak of the house, and as you can see it was in desperate need of an update too. I still have the front door to paint. Currently it’s navy blue but I’m going to change it to a dark gray, the same gray that’s on the cabin doors. So stay tuned for the shutters on the house and many more updates taking place at the rental.
I’m on a time frame with winter coming on fast so I hope I get all the outside projects done before it gets too cold. There’s never a dull moment at my place, that’s for sure.