Affordable DIY SHUTTER Tutorial

 

For a while now I have been wanting to make our house a home. To make it complete on I have always pictured the front exterior a certain way. I have envisioned making DIY shutters for our home ever since we moved in two years ago.

I have been doing my research on these DIY shutters for a while now- almost discouraged because it seemed like a big task. It was actually a  breeze and with some help from the kind people at Home Depot, Andrew, and my dad we completed the task!

Andrew and I call Home Depot our second home because we are ALWAYS there- and to be honest I can’t say one bad thing about Home Depot they are always so helpful. Our favorite thing is that they are dog-friendly, Luther LOVES the workers there.

Let’s get to it!

What you will need:

  • Wood
  • Stain
  • Large width brush
  • Stain Cloths
  • Nail Gun
  • Drill
  • Galvanized screws (brown- depending on the color of stain) 
  • Ladder

Step 1: Measure your windows from top to bottom.

We prefer the wood to be flush- from top to bottom, but some people leave some room on the top and bottom of the windows when measuring. The average width is about 12 inches we went actually 15 inches due to the style I was trying to pull off. 

Step 2: Pick out your wood.

We chose to go with Cedarwood- it is durable and already treated. After talking with multiple workers their they suggested the cedar over the pine due to it being best for the exterior. * Note if you do get a wood that is not treated you will need to treat it properly so it can stand weather conditions. 

Step 3: Cut your wood- or have Home Depot cut it (that is what we did)

Step3: Stain Wood

Picking out stain was so stressful for me (big commitment) ha! We picked out a stain that complemented the exterior of our house color. We chose a brighter stain to make the wood pop. (Let stain sit and apply as needed to get to ideal color).

Step 4: Assemble Wood (After Stain Sits)

Line up 3 boards width and two across the top and bottom. This is where you use the nail gun. (As you will see I used the width of the boards to space out the wood to the desired width.)

 

Step 5: Nail to the House (You will need the galvanized screws and Drill and ladder)

* We chose the brown galvanized screws so they would blend with the wood and the great thing about getting galvanized screws is that they will not rust and run down on the wood making it look rusty.

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AFTER:

 

Mother’s Day For Dog Mom’s

Do you know someone who loves their dog more than life? Well, then this gift guide is for you.

1. Made By Mary Dog Necklace

 

2. Dog Mom Shirt

3. Personalized Dog Mug

4. Fur Mama Car Decal

5. Customizable Dog Magnets

6. Door Mat

 

7. Dog Wood Art Work

8. I Only Love My Bed + My Mama

9.Dog Bone Leash Holder

10. Dog Food Storage

 

WHEN I QUIP YOU QUIP WE QUIP

Who knew brushing your teeth could be so much fun? Especially when you have matching ones from Quip! Did you know most people don’t take care of their teeth properly? You either brush too hard, unevenly, not long enough or don’t brush often enough! 

I actually think my dental hygiene got better after dating Andrew no lie. He is ALWAYS brushing his teeth so I had to step up my game LOL.

Quip has different options on the color choice which I really like, I can’t tell you how many times I have forgotten which toothbrush was mine because we had the same colors… I chose the copper metal and Andrew chose the slate metal color. One thing I really like is the nifty dual-use cover that comes with them (not the plastic tube the base that it is in) which makes traveling with your electric toothbrush easier.

Did you know that you should brush your teeth for 2 minutes at a time? The Quip has sensitive vibrations that use a built-in timer to pulse every 30 seconds and turn off after 2 minutes, helping guide a full and even clean.

How cool, you can mount the case to your mirror at home using a micro-suction strip! The subscription actually delivers new tubes of toothpaste as well when you run out.

Quip has made our life easier instead of running to the store every so often to go pick up new toothbrushes we get new brush heads delivered right to our door!

Dentist recommends that you change your bristles after 3 months because bristles become worn out and ineffective at cleaning. Why not pay $5 with free shipping for your bristles to be automatically refreshed.

Go getcha- self a Quip toothbrush!

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Comfy Pants // http://shopstyle.it/l/BC1r
Thermal// http://shopstyle.it/l/BC1Q

 

 

 

Everyone needs a statement jacket

All winter long I have been looking for a good statement jacket. A winter jacket is always a must- for instance, a big north face, at least one that keeps you super warm. But you also need a coat that you can dress up and dress down. When I saw this coat floating around on Instagram I had to go into Madewell and try it on- This jacket is currently on sale as well as the heather grey one! I am wearing a size Small.

I am obsessed with my new ring from Jeulia <3

Go get yourself a statement jacket- you deserve it! I have went ahead and linked simlilar items and same items below!

 

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