Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jeff's Shutters

Hooked on Houses is hosting her "Hooked on Friday's" blog party: I'm hooked on a helping Jeff and family. Please tell Jeff and me what you think. Jeff's doing new shutters as part of a general exterior spiff up.

He's done one window (lower right) for the whole neighborhood to see. The opinions are rolling it. I PhotoShopped the rest of the windows.

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Opinions are divided about colors but not about Gordon's design of the new beefy shutters. They are in scale with the windows, unique in the neighborhood, and show up the puny old black ones. Here is the Photoshopped version. What do you think?

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What about the side?

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I'm not sure all the side windows need shutters. Or, maybe the middle windows need flower boxes - a decisions best left to the design scientists?

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Jeff is building the shutters and the hardware himself. Here he is with Copper and a project he did for us - a base with legs for what we call our "thing." Jeff is the one standing on his hind legs.

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The "thing" with legs. Thanks Jeff.

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Here is more of the "thing" story and a couple more pictures. But that's another story.

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Thanks so much,
Terry

30 comments:

  1. I think the shutters look great! I also like the thing. How smart!

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  2. Hello Ms. PostRoad, The "Thing" is really awesome. It's like the top part of something disassembled from the bottom. We got it at a salvage place. Gordon said, "Buy this, we'll worry about the legs later. The legs came from a sofa I picked up of the curb.

    Here is more of the story and a couple more pictures with the sofa.

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  3. New to your blog and lovin' it! How great to find other architectural enthusiasts.

    Jeff's shutter design is PERFECT and I don't even think I'd mind the color except for the fact that the windows new stain or paint(?) doesn't mesh with the soft blue.

    Boy, could I see that color on a cream-colored brick! I know, I know, I should have soap put in my mouth!

    All the best to you and Jeff,
    Susan

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  4. Hi Terry,

    Loving the detail of the shutters...and like the side of the house with all shutters as well. I would even add window boxes to those middle windows.

    I do think however, that the front door should be painted to look more casual, like the new windows and shutters. Maybe wood to match the window mullions? Cream to match the surround? A blue a few shades darker than the shutters?

    The house is formal, and the shutters are informal. The brass kickplate and handset are are working against the informality of the great new shutters. It's almost like you have to switch to a country style for the house, and take it all the way.

    Great home!! Care is taken there- you can tell. Thanks for sharing :) I wish my husband was that handy LOL.

    Michelle

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  5. Michelle, you remind me of the design chain reaction. You know, like the book, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie."

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  6. Love the shutters, love your blog!

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  7. The new shutters are a much better size for the windows. Nice design, too :-)

    I kind of like the look of the black shutters against the red brick. A really dark blue would look nice too :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  8. I'm bad at this. But I do think it looks much better.

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  9. Such an improvement in size of the shutters! I think I'd like them best in black.

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  10. Love the new look! Morningside is such a wonderful neighborhood...one of my favs! Yep, gotta do the side, too!
    Susan

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  11. I love the shutters and the color! They really pop against the brick and the heft of the shutters makes them look expensive!
    Mrs. Petrie @ casapetrie.com

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  12. Should I try PhotoShopping them black?

    The shutters are expensive, I think more $1500 just for the wood. Hinges and dogs can be more that $100/shutter. You can probably imagine the labor cost for making, painting, and hanging custom shutters.

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  13. I love those shutters! I might try a more cream color instead of the gray, but either way they look better than the teeny tiny black ones!

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  14. I love the new size of the shutters. They look great, but am not a fan of that grey. I would paint them black OR a very, very dark forest green -- so dark they almost appear black. Just my two cents! Keep up the good work, guys! Wish you lived in my neighborhood!

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  15. I think they look great -love the color. If the photoshopped version doesn't convince the neighborhood, nothing will. My pet peeve is wrong-sized shutters!

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  16. I love the shutters: design AND color! Now the question is what color does Jeff paint the door?

    Thanks for stopping by today!

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  17. This house is amazing, so beautiful. And the wet floor...So refreshing. I think I'll save it to my hard drive so I can see it when I feel tired. A balm to the soul.

    Alfazema

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  18. I love the green shutters best and it´s very clever to try out the colours on photoshop first whatever you decide.

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  19. I think the shutters look great!

    You're so smart to try it out in photoshop.

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  20. Jeff, come and make me some beautiful new shutters for my house when you're done with yours! I love them. Or maybe I'll just have Terry Photoshop some on for me--maybe that would be easier? ;-)

    Have a great weekend!

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  21. Thanks to everybody for sharing your comments. I had no Idea that Terry's PhotoShop Image and his blog would return such wonderful feedback. Once we decide on a color combo we will share it with you.

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  22. I love these kinds of shutters - it really is going to change the house. Now = no offense Jeff, but here I'm on I.D talk right now. If this adorable house was mine, I would paint the brick along with the new shutters - it would really change up the house. Either way i love it, just a thought though.

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  23. Cote, I with you all the way on painting the brick, particularly considering the clapboard addition on the back.

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  24. Cote and Terry, I also agree with painting the brick.

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  29. I love the creative use of Photoshop on deciding which design you will use for your shutters. I am also contemplating on getting one, so I think I should follow your example and try it on my window blinds. Indianapolis, being a huge place, I can get some inspiration on design whenever I am on my way to work.

    Loving the privacy and the sun blocking capabilities of window blinds on my office, I also use the Indianapolis blinds in my house, since my eyes can't stand the extreme brightness of the sun.

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