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The sky is the limit...when a girl has her very own saw!

Ok, ladies...and maybe a few men, I have my very own saw now...at miter saw!! It is hubby's old one. He got a new one, and I never thought he would pass the old one down to me :). It needs a new blade, DH says, but it didn't stop me. I knew exactly what my first project would be, went to town and got my supplies, set my saw horses up (I have my very own saw horses too), and went to work. All I have to say is...every girl needs her very own tools!
When we built the house, the shutters that were put on didn't reach the top of the transoms (yes that was my doing), and quite simply weren't wide enough for my liking...and they were plastic...UGH!

Check them out....and shutter dogs from my friends, The Frost Steel company, that were a fraction of the cost of the "big stores". I showed Adam a picture, he cut me out 8 shutter dogs, much larger than what I could order, and they were only $30.00!! Those guys rock at Frost Steel.

Now...you have heard that old saying, one thing leads to another...not good photography because it isn't "doctored" but after the new shutters went up, that front door just kinda got lost, looked tiny, boring, and needed something. Don't ya think??

 Again, not a "doctored" pic, but I will do better later...check out the new door. At this point, it is still a work in progress, but you get the jist of it. I wanted the front door to "outshine" the rest of the front and be the focal point, so it had to be massive.

We had no idea that under all of that white paint, was wood. We thought everything was medal. After seven days of stripping and sanding, we were finally able to start the wood work. . Hubby added lots of wood work over the hardy plank, we stained it, and the door, to make a statement. I will show pics of the finished product a little later. How many of you remember Annie Parsons from my blogging before?? Well, Annie got ahold of the new wood work, and some of it is missing, and other has lots of teeth marks in it.

Hubby did the wood work around the new door, and it looked great until Annie got ahold of it.

These are the old shutters, short, narrow, and not so attractive. Loving the change that the large shutters have made, and LOVING having my own saw!


  1. OH dear, BEAUTIFUL, OH SO Beautiful! LOVE the change! Bring that saw and head my way:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. It's gorgeous!! I'm so impressed that you have your own saw!! I'd be a little concerned that I would saw off a piece of me.

  3. Teresa, your shutters and door are amazing! I never even thought your house needed that but it did! You were smart and I can only imagine how much work it took.

  4. Hang on to all of your fingers, Teresa! I'm so impressed with what you've done. Seeing the view of your home in this last photo reminds me of the first time I visited your blog. It was during Christmas, and you had added wreaths to all of your windows. I thought it was the most beautiful house I had ever seen. I was a regular visitor after that!

  5. Teresa- Love, Love, Love the way the shutters and doorway look now!! Can't wait to see it in all of its grandeur :- ) Hope all is well with you. Pop over to my facebook page to see what I'm up to! ~ Sue

  6. Wow - Looks like a professional job. You are braver than I am. I am highly intimidated by power tools - including a dremel I bought to work on jewelry.

  7. Teresa, you just amaze me! I love the shutters! You go, girl- your own saw and tools! You put the stone on the fireplace(s) and now shutters. Is there anything you won't tackle? I love your style! Your new door is fantastic! It was well worth the work! Bless Annie's heart, she was trying to add a tiny bit of her to the door. I love it all!

  8. Sooooo pretty, absolutely love the new front door. I love front doors that make a statement and your definitely does.

  9. I agree re: the tools! I think I would probably be intimidated by a saw but I think it's awesome that you have one! The door looks amazing as do the shutters. Such a change...and your home was beautiful before. You are amazing my friend!