Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Our Cottage Painted



The painting of the house is finally finished. From 1990-2012, it was blue. While I did like it that color, it wasn't my first choice. My husband picked out the color, and while it looked good, I figured 22 years was long enough for one color, which is why I decided to get it repainted white with green trim, cottage red porches, and light blue porch ceilings. I love it! Most of the family like it, too.

Painting porch ceilings blue to mimic the sky is a southern tradition. Supposedly, wasps won't build nests there because it looks like the sky. Since we've always had problems with wasp nests on the porch ceilings, we'll see. I've always wanted to paint ours blue, but just didn't have the nerve. But I figured, why not? If I hate it, I'll just paint it back white. Fortunately, they look great!

And the red porch floors? I really like them, too, even though they're a little harder to keep clean. Originally we just left them bare wood, and dirt didn't show up at all.

Tomorrow I'll take you on a visual tour of all these places.

7 comments:

magsmcc said...

Oh loving this! Looking forward to the tour!

sunshine said...

Looks great both ways!!!

Eileen said...

I like the new look.
Will be back for the tour!

M.K. said...

Your home looks beautiful both ways, Debbie. I love blue, but the white is classic, and it really stands out. I ADORE blue ceilings and red floors. Can't wait for your next post -- I love house tours :) I'll be waiting eagerly!

Mary said...

I love the color of your house! Of course I am partial to white houses...my old home is white with a red tin roof, the porches are red as well. When we had it painted several years ago we painted the ceilings light blue too...so glad we did. Debbie, how old is your home?

grannimcd said...

I remember when it was first built. I loved it then, and I am sure I will love the new colors.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I LOVE your cottage; it's beautiful! Dave and I have always had blue porch ceilings and never had problems with any bees building nests. Swallows, on the other hand, are a different story.