Some of you may have read about my " deal of the century " when I scored 6 sets of these for an unimaginable price !
John and I held them up to the window ................
John says - Didn't you measure the windows before you bought these
Suzan says - Yes I did
John says - Didn't you realize they wouldn't fit ?
Suzan says - Yes I did
John says - Well it's NOT such a great deal if we can't use them, is it?
Suzan says - I'll make them fit dammit !
John says - THEY DON'T FIT - YOU CAN'T " MAKE " THEM FIT !!!!
Suzan says - yes I can dammit.................
Yesterday - I worked out a barter deal with my friendly neighborhood contractor - Natasha!!!!!!!
Want some furniture painted? No problemo - I need some work done too !!!
What - you like this piece?
Well that might be another day or 2 of work in the house lol
Ok - here we go -
Now these Louvre Shutters have frames in them because they were custom made for someone's windows obviously - they are meant to sit INSIDE the frame and removing them from the frame made them far too small for the inside of the window frame which is what John was talking about - but I've never let a little thing like the correct measurements ( of anything ) stand in my way.
We removed all the window frames ( ugly anyway - needed to be changed desperately ) and attached
" L " brackets to screw into the window surround, like so
New window frames will cover up those brackets and no one will be the wiser
We also have to install some molding on the interiors -
Hopefully the window frames will be up by next weekend -
And then I can show you how I make them fit even when they're too short for another window - like this one
That wire hanging from the left hand corner is what you get when you buy a house that was built before T.V.'s were invented - let alone cable ( there's tons of old telephone wires hidden behind baseboards too ! ) have to do something about it - but this room's in major reno mode so for now it's the least of my problems
( and that's a big fat lie - it's little things like this that keep me awake at night LOL )
AND because I can't look at the shutters in the living room without them being all framed in - even for just a week - I hung up curtains to hide that little fact - and now I'm in love with how they look together!
The living room window looks out into the enclosed porch - which is a mess still - let's hide THAT too!
John says - How'd you make them fit? I'm impressed
Suzan says - With sheer determination
Suzan says - I told you they would work
Suzan says - You never listen to me
Suzan says - When will you start trusting me
Suzan says - Why do
John interrupts - Ah shutter up already
Suzan says - That was very witty John - now I'm impressed
Suzan says - We can dance around the living room naked now
John says - What the hell would we want to do that for?
Suzan says- Oh I don't know - if the mood strikes us one day
John says - God Forbid.............
I MADE THEM FIT ( dammit !!! )
Have a wonderful day !
I'll be at these fabulous parties!
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