Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I listened.



And she's right, whether it's inside or out.

 So, I listened to her (which I always try to anyway) and painted my side porches the way I wanted to.

It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love it :)

This is what I've been doing for the past few days while the weather has been gorgeous here and why I haven't been visiting all of you as much, until today....


Notice anything different?


Here's the before:


And again the after:



Yep, I finally painted the two backdoors and railing. The trim and windows are next, but I need a bigger ladder.

Here's the side door before:


During:


Somebody was wondering what I was doing...


And after:


From far away:


Before:


After:


The other side door:




And as you can see, I have a lot more to do, but it's getting there :)


Eventually, at some point, I'll paint the house the original color, which is a sort of beigey (yes it's a word!) yellow and I think it'll all come together.

But I'm loving it now :)

Off to make more visits....

xo,
rue


52 comments:

  1. I LOVE the colors! Your home has such sweet details and they should be highlighted. Just perfect! :)

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  2. I love it Rue..You are giving me the courage to grab the paint brush! And yes, always listen to Kim.

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  3. I like it, and I think it will go well with the beigey yellow. I never tire of green.

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  4. OH I love this change...the porch details stand out beautifully!

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  5. Wonderful! I think that's just what your porches needed. Now they are visible and inviting.

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  6. Well, you know I love it because of all the COLOR!

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  7. I love it Rue! You can never go wrong with green.

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  8. Girlfriend that looks amazing!! Never be afraid of bold vibrant COLOR! it adds so much personality. I absolutely love it and hope you do too!!! Great job!

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  9. Oh! just read the previous post..........what a sweet soul Mini has! I can tell by looking at her. Those are sweet natured eyes and nature. Great companions they are for each other! So cute up in the chair together.

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  10. I love the new look. You did a great job!

    FlowerLady

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  11. I do like that -- especially the red door! Could you tell what it was originally? (Obviously the railings were not original) --

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  12. Wow, what a difference. Looks great!

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  13. I love it! I think the green trim makes all the difference. We are waiting for our weather to warm up (it's been so cold here again!) so we can paint our front porch and door.

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  14. I love it, very european/italian.

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  15. What a perfect pop of color! I love it!

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  16. Love it.

    And if we can't do things our way, at home, where can we?

    that's why I don't even like to answer questions, by bloggers, on "which will I choose?" 'Cause I think our home, should be totally ours. :-)

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  17. Rue, the green is gorgeous and I think it looks great!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  18. Wise woman your friend Kim. I love the new paint color.
    Jeannette

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  19. A fairy tale cottage in the forest. Love the colors, Kathleen in Az

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  20. I love your cottage home and the new colors are wonderful. xo Laura

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  21. Oh, yes, MUCH better! Your extra touches have made a 100% improvement on the character of your house! Good show!

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  22. Oh I love it! That green reminds me of the greens used during the 1930s, not the kitchen green that was used then on the handles of so many implements, which I love too, but one used on trim outside and inside too. It's kind of the green I see on houses in the NC mountains. And the red door! Our house is white clapboard with green shutters and a red front door and I call it my Handsel and Gretel house. It all needs repainting but when we do it will be the same. My green does not have the depth and warmth of yours though. Great choice!

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  23. Rue thank you for giving me that nice mention on your blog......that was so sweet of you!

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  24. That pop of color is very nice! Your home is cute as can be!

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  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! I am so in love with your roof as well - so fairytale!! You did a great job and couldn't have picked a better color. Thanks for sharing - love the pics. Enjoy your day, friend!
    Big hugs
    Elizabeth

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  26. Well that was a brilliant colour choice - looks good to me.

    All the best Jan

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  27. I love it, and i love your house!!

    Kathy

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  28. Oh, that looks so wonderful! Fresh...colorful...striking! I just noticed you have one of those fantastic wave roofs...neat! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Donnamae! I love my roof and I'm trying very hard to save it :)

      xo

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  29. It was like magic. I love the new look.♥

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  30. Rue, this looks so beautiful! I love the pops of color, especially the red doors! Hugs!!

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  31. I just love what you did! The color really pops! I totally agree with that statement too. I don't follow any rules in my home. I do what I love and don't care what anyone else thinks. :) Have a great Friday and weekend!

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  32. Love the colors Rue, It looks great and a wonderful transformation.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, CM

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  33. Oh my sweet young friend I love your energy first and I would how you are bringing back this grand lady to her finest..You have impeccable taste honey..I have so enjoyed having you back in blogland..it's like having a cup of coffee with an old friend you haven't seen in years but just pick up where you left off..I love you Rue and always have..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  34. Rue, what a fabulous transformation! Love the pops of color! Have a great weekend! xo Christine

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  35. Oh Rue! The colours are exactly the right ones! Well done!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  36. Hi Rue, I have been crazy busy too and have been under the radar. Bill and I are helping with a church project for a huge bazaar in a few weeks. Still busy but I need to visit my friends. Thank you for your sweet comment and wishes for our anniversary.

    I LOVE your new paint project. Your beautiful home stands out so much more. I love green and it all looks wonderful. You have been busy with this big job. Happy painting.

    Hugs,
    Jeanne

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  37. I love it Rue, looks beautiful! Have a great weekend! :)

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  38. I saw the color and was instantly happy. Well done! I can "see" it with the beigey yellow.

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  39. I couldn't agree more with you and your friend Kim. And I LOVE your red doors and green railing. It's gorgeous.

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  40. This color is very different, Ru........and I think that's why I like it! It's a color that just makes you happy. :~)

    ~Sheri

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  41. Good advice from a good friend.

    The shade of green had just the right amount of depth and clarity to really pop against your house color. What a difference a few quarts of paint can make.

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  42. The new color makes your house just pop! Love the red door, I've often thought of painting our front door red...but then hubs looks at me with that look, are you really serious? I need to work on him a bit more! It will look good with the beigey yellow.

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  43. I really like what you did with the new paint! Green is always a great idea. The red door is a great idea! I need to get the mister to repaint our door, it's really not a good color.

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  44. I love that green. It gives your home a pop of color but still looks like it "belongs" know what I mean?

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  45. I LOVE IT!!! YOU ARE THE HOUSE WHISPERER my beautiful Rue! Yes! You just keep listening to YOU and following your heart and please keep sharing with lucky us as you continue to make your darling home you. I am sitting here trying to catch up before I get interrupted and I love all that you have been doing!! (Except getting hurt! I am so sorry!!) I am just over the moon so very happy for my beautiful friend that you are playing and creating and yes - not worrying about anyone else's decorating rules. I love you very much and thank you for all! (((((hugs))))

    Love,
    Kim

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