Repainted Shutter Reveal

As you know we have been busy bees outside, updating the house in a pretty dramatic way.

First, our maroon shutters came down and were cleaned and painted them.

While they were down we cleaned the vinyl siding (mold be gone)!

Finally, with the maroon shutters no more, we were able to paint the door a vibrant red.

Now, with a beautiful door and a clean house, the final touches were ready to be adorned on the house: namely, our new, glossy black shutters. After an amazing balancing act and forearm muscle of steel by Eric (meaning he held the drill at ridiculous angles above his head), the shutters are back in place…and I’m loving it!

Remember what the house looked like before?

Here is our dramatic after:

Now that’s what I call dressing up a plain Jane ranch house! I love it SO much. It also helps that it has been a project that I have been itching to do since we moved in. It is such a good feeling to shut that bright red door behind me on my way to work and then drive up to this whole beautiful picture each evening. House o’ Rapp, I hope you are feeling the love, cause we are so crushing on you right now!

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  • Love the front door. Red doors are a favorite of mine! You should consider taking the glass door off though I always think that makes a home look more inviting when the front door isn’t hiding. But I do understand that just doesn’t work for a lot of people’s life style. At our house we couldn’t use our front screen door because it drove the puppies mad to be able to see the people walking/drive by.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you! I definitely agree about the glass door. You can tell I had problems with it trying to take pictures. I just can’t part with it! Our living room is a darker space in general and it makes a world of difference letting in that natural light with the door. ReplyCancel

  • What a difference!! I absolutely love how the shutters and front door turned out!
    Great job!ReplyCancel

  • […] has given me a spring in my step to getting things done outside! From painting the front door and shutters, cleaning the vinyl siding, gardening, and attacking the sun room (here, here, and here), it’s an […]ReplyCancel

  • thecapeonthecorner

    looks great! I want to paint our shutters black when we finally update our siding/repaint our stucco. thanks for the great inspiration!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you! It was a project I gave been wanting to do for 3 years! Totally worth the wait!ReplyCancel

  • […] it amazing what the little touches do to a home? I love how the black light fixtures and black shutters really help bring the front of the house […]ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette

    You are right, it made a huge difference. To me it’s happy, and I like the glass door … would love to have one on my front door!ReplyCancel

    • I was so excited to finally get this project done! It updates the house quite a bit. I’m a big fan of the glass door. I know it’s not the prettiest but it’s so nice to let all that natural light in the living room!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie Parks

    How do your shutters look now? I hope they are still looking lovely! I’m planning to paint our shutters black and spruce up our ranch this summer. It made a huge difference for your house. I’m excited to transform ours!ReplyCancel

    • The shutters still look good! That’s exciting you are going to be updating your ranch! I know it will turn out great!ReplyCancel