[A home in Mountain Brook's Crestline neighborhood. I think it has the most perfect shutters I've ever seen...]
My neighbors and I are in the process of coordinating bids to get our condo buildings repainted. Inexplicably, and prior to me living here, someone had all of the walls, trim, windows, doors and shutters painted the SAME shade of grey. Though are buildings are incredibly charming and some of the most unusual and sought-after condominiums in town, they’re sporting a color scheme that looks like it was borrowed from a prison. We’re going to keep the stucco on the buildings grey, but come back with crisp white trim and a shiny black (or maybe black-green) on the doors and shutters. I can’t wait to see the buildings transformed!
[The current grey on grey on grey--with random white railings!--color scheme of my condo building. Soon to be repainted...]
One of the things we’ll be doing to the buildings is to replace the current broken and rotten louvered shutters with new ones. Though the original plan was to replace the shutters with similar new ones, I am really starting to think that board and batten shutters would be a better look–and well suited to the cottage-style exterior of our 1942 attached bungalows.
I’ve been doing some research on board and batten shutters–literally just three or four vertical boards tied together with a horizontal batten strip or occasionally a “Z” diagonal piece. There are a few good examples around town, and I’ve found a few more on Pinterest.
all images via Pinterest
Well, I’m sold! Now I’ve just got to get the neighbors on board. I think it will be a great look…I’ll keep you posted.