Mr. H and I have been on the lookout for home improvement projects that can be done on our current shoestring budget. Here's one we did the other weekend -- new shutters on the house. Cost? Zero! That works.
These shutters were bought last year before the job loss, and put away in the garage when the cold weather hit. Our old white shutters were brittle and yellowing -- but I forgive them. They faced west and took the heat of the sun every summer afternoon for twenty years. Poor babies.
...and here's after:
I know. Not too huge of a change. We were joking that we were adding sub-conscious curb appeal. It would make a difference, but no one would know why, or notice, but us. Kinda like bleaching your teeth... LOL So, say cheese, little house! You're looking good!