Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Project Cottage...

presses onward :)


Number 17 is our Compromise House...the house I fell in love with during our extensive search, well, Mr G seemed to dislike it beyond reason...


And the house Mr G loved, well, it was way too small...I mean, I do love the man, but...


Anyhoo, Number 17 was a Third Round Draft Pick...a last resort, so to speak...


When our Realtor Lady said "I don't think you'll like this house", she was so right...I think I spent maybe 5 minutes here...but the more I thought about this house...and the more I realized there really were no houses left to see in this market that had even a few of our Required Features...the more I realized this house had serious Make-Over Potential...


So, I included Number 17 on the list for Mr G and I to visit together...havin' already retired that list twice with no luck...


And here we are...


But one of my stipulations for signing on the dotted line was that we would paint the outside...the brick outside...without any haggling or any major Hissy Fits...on either of our parts...

And we've started!


Now, before you look at the photographs, realize that while I love soft pastel colours and lots of frills and miles of white yardage...that ain't my take on Cottage Style...I'm afraid even tho' I tried to force myself to visit the Light Side of the Force, I'm all about Autumn Colours...and, to be perfectly frank, darker colours that hide the multitude of sins daily inflected upon the home by our Zoo...well, except for Blue & White ceramics...

(Am I the only one who thinks that light fixture is too high?...and, well, not very Cottage Like?)
Can I tell ya'll how much I love our new screen door? Almost exactly like the one that was on my Granma's front door...
Here is a photo of the brick that still covers the rest of the house (Can you say "Summer Project Purgatory"? Painting a brick house in Georgia...in June...and July)
The trim above the door hasn't been painted yet..."Woodrow Wilson White"...or something like that...is the colour going up there...
And I'm going to paint the concrete porch floor...I'm thinkin' a checkerboard of some type...I'm thinkin' Mr G is going to pack his bags and move away...far far away...
Okay, enough of that...plant pix time:
Baby Tomatoes that sit by the front door...the one place where I can see them enough to remind myself to water them...
and I actually remembered to fertilize them...

4 comments:

Me said...

Yeah, I would repaint the brick too - checkboard would be awesome - black and white or some other color combo - ooh - mustard gold and yellow....

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi, I came across your blog just traipsing around blogland. I also live in Georgia and I painted the brick on my house one summer too! I ended up using a sprayer because the brick just literally ate my brush! I think b&w checkerboard on the concrete would be awesome!

Nice to meet you!

Deb said...

I have also been wanting to paint my concrete porch, so I would love to see how yours comes out. Hope you have some cooler days for painting!
Debbie

Mrs. G said...

So, I'm showing ya'lls comments to Mr G and I'm sure that will inspire his confidence in me as far as the whole painting the porch's concrete floor :)

I like the idea of the mustard, ME...maybe mustard & black or mustard & olive green?

hi, Feathered :) Nice to meet you, too...I really am hoping that Mr G will cave & rent a professional sprayer...this brick painting is slow going!

and Deb, everything you do looks so fab...I'm sure I'll be embarassed for you see my floor...but I'll take a looooonnnnnngggg shot so all the muck-ups won't be so easy to see

it's all about the journey...