Breakfast Nook Plantation Shutters

A while back I posted how much I love plantation shutters and how much they inspired me. Gah! They’re just gorgeous!

But on the flip side, they’re very expensive! If you’ve ever priced them yourself, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. I quickly realized that if I really wanted those plantation shutters I was going to have to let go of my thoughts of ordering them online.

Instead, I hit the streets & internet and kept my eye out for cheaper options. Hoping I could find some on craigslist and finding that our area actually didn’t have a single one listed, I turned to thrift/ consignment stores hoping they would have some- and they did, but they were almost as expensive as buying them online… and they needed work!

I did just about everything short of driving from garage sale to garage sale in search of my plantation shutters. I was about ready to give up hope!

Then, one day my mom mentioned that she knew of someone who was getting rid of theirs. I was ridiculously excited and more than ready to pick them up… praying the whole time that they would fit our window!

The happiness really set in when I realized they were going to fit (with the addition of one more, which I knew I could find at the consignment store) and they were FREE!

Oh. My. Goodness. I went from an internet price of about $500 to probably $40 by the time I buy the additional shutter and primer and paint.

Oh. My. Goodness!

Here they are… still in need of work, not attached and just lovely….

Plantation Shutters | The Wood Grain Cottage

I have a little bit of work ahead of me, but they’re in great shape overall!

Plantation Shutters | The Wood Grain Cottage

Seriously. Love. How. They. Look!

Plantation Shutters | The Wood Grain Cottage

With a little bit of sanding, painting and new hardware, they will be stunning.

Plantation Shutters | The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m heading out to buy the missing shutter. I can’t wait to show you how they look once they’re painted and installed!

I hope you all have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! I’ll see you next week!

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

 

Lovely comments so far...

  1. Fabulous find! Lucky girl – I adore shutters!!

  2. You are so lucky Shayna! :-) they look great! can’t wait to see how everything will turn out! :-) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    • TOTALLY lucky, Ingrid! I can’t wait to get them finished! They are so pretty! :)
      I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend too!
      -Shayna

  3. What a great score! I can’t wait to see how these turn out when you’re done with them. I love shutters too.

  4. Free is such a lovely word!! They are going to look gorgeous. I have always loved the look of plantation shutters. Good score!!

  5. They are perfect with a capital P! I’m sure they will look amazing when you are done with them :)

  6. Danielle says:

    I really like cafe style shutters, and these seem to be in reasonably good condition. And you got these for free?!?!? I’m officially jealous :)

    • Thank you for your comment Danielle! I love plantation shutters too! And, I was really lucky… mine are in pretty good shape! :)
      -Shayna

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