How to Make New Plantation Shutters Fit Old House Windows – With Fox Hollow Cottage

Abigail Sawyer | 19 Mar 2014 | Install

Do you remember when we told you about Shannon, who’s ditching her crummy plastic blinds?

Fox Hollow Cottage Window Remodel

After some blood, sweat and tears to get her nearly 100 year old house looking shiny and new, Shannon was ready to outfit her windows with gorgeous Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters.

But…there was a problem.

Windows Gone Weird

Old houses are full of quirky surprises and Shannon’s ornately framed windows were no exception. Each one was outfitted with three layers of stair step molding. It was pretty, but left her with hardly any room to mount window coverings.

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DIY Window Hack

Shannon and her husband weren’t going to let weird windows crush their plantation shutter dreams. They whipped out the nail gun, wood glue, and sand paper to level out the molding and get the depth they needed.

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Since Shannon ordered her shutters from, they were custom made to fit the new window size.

Head over to Fox Hollow Cottage to see the step-by-step instructions. With Shannon’s pictures and tips this project is surprisingly easy, even for a DIY newbie.

Keep your eyes peeled for the big shutter reveal coming soon!

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw