Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Pink Chorus

Well, you all probably know how much I love the rustic pink shutters 
that my sweet, "ever-wary" husband made for me a couple weeks ago
(under my strict supervision, of course.) 

You can read about them here.

I'm still doing the happy dance over them
(still hearing the angels singing)
and am spending waaaay too much time in the loo, however,
just sitting and staring at them.

Loving the perfectly distressed pink color.
Loving the vintage cup cradling tiny pink roses next to them.
Loving the pink tulleing fluffed over the top of one.

I desperately needed more of them.

There was more than one time that I would be walking by a window
carrying the laundry basket upstairs,
cleaning the kitchen,
vacuuming the living room,
and find myself stopping to try to envision another shutter here...
or there...
or over there.

Imagine my utter surprise when out of the blue one evening the Husband said,

"You know...I could make some shutters for the kitchen window for you."

Have I ever told you how much I love that man?

Imagine my utter surprise once again when I came home one evening from spending the day with my parents
and he had already built a pair for me.

I spent the day happily swishing my homemade recipe of "Prairie Girl Pink" paint on them
and distressing them with a whitewash of ASCP in Old White.

These beauties are big and beautiful.
A full five feet tall.

I also drybrushed the hinges after I took these photos.

I'm in pink shutter heaven.
(There are pink shutters in heaven, aren't there...?)


Outside the French doors, on the back porch, you can just make out the edge of the new whiskey barrel with the new pink rose standard I planted the other day. It's full of buds!

Imagine my complete delight when my talented husband agreed to make an additional set for our window on the landing of the staircase.

Yeah.  I love that man.

The problem now is...

I can't get any housework done.

I'm spending way to much time starting lovingly at ALL of my pink shutters...
and now hearing a CHORUS of angels.


~  Blessings  ~

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  1. have one heck of a great guy here! He is sweet and very talented. And give yourself some credit, too, you had a vision and you've done a fabulous job mixing up your own perfect paint color and doing a great job painting them. I'm in awe...I have to share this with my hubby! ;-D


  2. Laurie,
    A Wise Man, indeed!!!
    Your pink shutters are stunning!!!
    Don't you just love it when our husband's understand the 'desires of our hearts'???
    EnJOY, dear friend!!!

  3. I love them and agree your sweet hubby is very talented! Great Post and I love the color!

  4. You husband is a real gem. Great shutters.

  5. Oh sweetie... they look sooo beautiful!... and yes, of course there are pink shutters in Heaven... they make us happy and Heaven is full of nothing but happiness... your hubby is so sweet to have surprised you with the other set!... and your home always looks so pretty, I don't know what housework you could possibly have to do, it all looks perfect!... loved seeing your sweet doggie's bowls there too... our babies are so much a part of our lives... if I lived in your farmhouse, I would just wander room to room and love every inch of it!... what rose did you just plant in your whiskey barrel?... I just bought a new David Austin Princess Anne and am thinking about putting it in one instead of my garden... by the way... take a peek at my blog!... you may recognize something... xoxo Julie Marie

  6. La la la la la, I'm singing in PINK chorus right along with you sweets ! I may be out of tune, but I'm a singing !!!!! Wowza !!! Is Rog on a roll or what ???? My hat is for off for you Rog, good boy !!!!! Lol.... Now .... question is... Can Rog make me 4 of them ? I'd pay you well, and whoop up a great meal!!!! Lol, so very happy for you and hope you have a lovely weekend my sweet dear!

    XOXO ~ Steph

  7. Love love love the shutters and that cool. Dream catcher (I think that is what it was). Shutters look great everywhere, always better when they are made just for you.

    Xoxo. Michelle.

  8. Oh Laurie, SO happy for you.I have to say those pink shutters are the pizazz. Love them. Tell your hubs, "GOOD WORK!" la la la la la la la la Yikes! I hear them singing, too! Susan

  9. Luv, luv the pink shutters. :-) perfect... I had rusty red ones in our old home. I described, Mr. made... I can relate.
    Hugs, Gee

  10. What a good guy you have, Laurie! I love your prairie girl pink shutters...I want some too! xo

  11. I love your beautiful pink shutters <3 .I am falling for pink lately too but trying to keep it at a minimum.Why am I finding so many pretty things lately that are pink?

  12. Love them !! You have quite a special guy!!!
    xo~ Cheryl

  13. They look great. You have a very talented and caring husband.

  14. they're so charming, Laurie. Your husband is such a great guy!

  15. oh i love them so much ever since I saw Tausha's too! And your's are just as fabulous! Guess what I am going to have my sweetee do for me real soon? Yes, I am in love with those shuttters! Great photos and I love your home!

  16. Your shutters look gorgeous--what a sweet husband you have!

  17. Laurie this is heaven !!!! Your husband is amazing :-) love your home..
    Xoxo Vladka

  18. I have chosen a man who doesn't anything with his hands, In France we say : "he has two left hands" don't know if you used that expression in the states ! So I'm obliged to do everything, but I thing I wouldn't dare to begin such a job !

    Nevertheless, Your shutters are great !

    xoxo from PARIS in the sun


    ¸.•´ ¸.•*´¨)¸.•*¨)

    (¸.•´ (¸.•`♥. Joëlle!♥

  19. Hi,

    So much inspiration and just beautiful!!

    xoxo Rozmeen

  20. So lovely Laurie !! the shutters !!!...enjoy the

  21. What a hubby! You should keep him, Laurie! : ) They are beautiful and he did a great job on them ~ again. You're so funny, but I'd probably be sitting there looking at them, too. When I have something that I like the way it looks, I will use any excuse to walk by it and look at it again and again.

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  23. What beautiful pictures and the shutters are BEAUTIFUL!! What a great husband. You get so much sun light in your home. Enjoy !!


  24. Oh my! Do you rent your husband out, perchance? ;-)


  25. Awwwwwwwww and yeas-I hear signing chorus!!!!Love you haeven home-it's dream!!!Perfect job-your husband is amazing!!!!
    I look forwad your new roses:-)
    Have a nice day dear and I wish you many more fulfilled dreams ♥

  26. These are just wonderful, Laurie...and your guy is a sweetheart...

  27. sigh.........♥ Thank you for sharing at the hop my sweet bloggy friend xo

  28. What an amazing development. Your husband is wonderful!
    Your shutters are lovely.

  29. Your shutters are fabulous. how sweet of your hubby to build them for you.

  30. you know i'm loving the pink and your husband's talents:) when my new windows are all done, i'm so copycatting these! so charming!

  31. I LOVE the shutters. So very beautiful.
    Wish, wish.

    Hugs from here

  32. Oh my, I'm swooning for shutters. I'm amazed at how fast your Hubs gets things done! And he does a fine job too. Enjoy them, they are perfect, much like (and I have no doubts) he is too! ; ) Patty/BC

  33. "What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man..." Lucky you, a man to MAKE all your dreams come true! The shutters are just gorgeous, so perfectly romantic!
    I love the look.

  34. Laurie, I love your beautiful shutters-especially that they are pink. What a wonderful husband you have. I would spend all my time looking at them too-just perfect! Diana

  35. Sounds like your hubby is vying for Husband of the Year!!! They look gorgeous! My husband always laughs at me because I'm always saying "I NEED >insert object I don't really need<"...but sometimes we do feel like we really need certain things!

  36. Gorgeous, they are divine! Love the pink tulle as a topper!

  37. Cute shutters! I love when my husband gets into handy / sweet mode. :)

  38. Your home is perfect! Love your shutters, I can´t have them :( But I can watch your photos again and again... And love the dreamcather! Have a nice day, dear Laurie!

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  40. We think alike Laurie. I have a shuttered mirror in my living room. I hung my dream catcher from one of the shutters as soon as I got it.

  41. That's so exciting! They look beautiful everywhere you put them! They add so much to the house... your husband is such a sweetie pie to do that for you!


  42. Oh so lovely! He's a Keeper! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  43. I love this room! If it were mine I would take time out of every day to just sit and admire it. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Fluster Buster

  44. Oh Laurie, your shutters make me shutter with envy! Hubby is a keeper for sure. Love how they look in your home. Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  45. I am shutterly jealous!!!
    They are just gorgeous and fit your beautiful home.....well Beautifully!!!!

  46. I bet you are in heaven! What a sweet Dear you have! Love the idea to use these gorgeous, pink, rustic shutters on your windows - adds such lovely whimsy. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday I will be featuring your post this week,

  47. Loving your new shutters Laurie!!!
    I love when Jim makes "stuff" for me...made with love is the best!!

  48. Woah!!! Mr. HW is a pretty awesome husband. Lovin' your shutters, Laurie!

    1. ...or maybe it's "Whoa"....whatever! They are lovely!

  49. Laurie you do have a sweetie! I love the shutters and I love your ceiling in the dining room. Nice contrast. Thanks so much for sharing with Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  50. Oh you lucky girl you! Shutter heaven! They are so pretty and so practical. Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Green Willow Pond


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