Thursday, October 3, 2013

My Cottage Painting Project is Finished

Well, I had the window surround on the door and the muntins painted white. I think it makes a big difference. It's finally finished and I am very pleased. Don't forget, I have another little wing behind the picket fence on the left. I am going to run a hot bath with 2 cups of epsom salts added and soak my weary bones. I've been going full speed since before 8 this morning and it's 6:25 pm right now. This house painting/repair projected took 10 full working days and I couldn't be more pleased. The weather was fabulous with no humidity and not a drop of rain. I just heard the weatherman on the news say it hasn't rained here for 11 days. I cannot believe my good luck but I think I deserve it! My barn isn't this red but all of the other colors in this iPhone photo are true. 
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35 comments:

Ann Louise said...

Wow, your house looks great!

Anonymous said...

STANDING OVATION!

You knew what would be just right for your cottage all along!

You and your artisans have masterminded a thrilling finale!

Enjoy that deep tub,

-Flo

Lee Owenby said...

It really looks good. I like your choice of paint colors.

Perfectly At Home, New England. said...

Looks fabulous, Rosemary. Time to sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Tim

Anonymous said...

The paint job is lovely! I'm glad you decided to put the shutters back up, and love the paint on them as well as the door. Adds a nice contrast with the white. Choosing colors is so hard to do! Great job! Love your blog!

Judy in SC said...

Love the paint colors, Rosemary and glad you put the shutters back. They add a lot. Good job!

Deb said...

Gorgeous.

marlene said...

Absolutely wonderful. Love what you have chosen. It truly is charming!!!! No wonder you are so pleased. What fun to drive up your lane and see your home waiting for you.

Anonymous said...

Looks terrific!

Ann said...

Your home looks beautiful! I a so glad you decided to put the shutters back up. The color is not common but really great. I'm a basket case when it come to paint colors so I can relate. :)

Anonymous said...

It looks wonderful. You have a beautiful home.

B.

Jennifer McCracken said...

Your home looks fabulous! I'm glad you decided to put the shutters back up, as their color ties the house and stone fence together. Love it all! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

I love the look of the cottage as much as I enjoy your posts. Great job!

Angela Muller

SALLY said...

LOVE the shutter color!

Karen in CT ... now VA said...

.. Fantastic .. hearty congratulations ... fini ... now enjoy a cozy autumn and winter in the darling cottage. It looks wonderful.

Karen in CT

Cindy D. said...

I LOVE IT!

Karen said...

Rosemary,
Your house looks lovely. Great job and fabulous paint color choices.
Xo,
Karen

cindy hattersley design said...

LOVE the color of the shutters! The house looks absolutely perfect! Would you consider sharing the color of the shutters? I would love to post this on my pinterest board with the colors....BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Under the Willow said...

It. Is. Beautiful.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

It looks fantastic. You deserve more than a soak in the tub (although you definitely earned that as well). Painting for 10 straight days would be a killer, but the end results sure are wonderful.

Carol said...

I think you definitely made the right decision to put the shutters back up. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

It's just lovely!

Dawna Motz said...

I love it!! You have a picture perfect home for sure!! You really need to put that on Pinterest!!

penelopebianchi said...

Oh it is delightful! It looks wonderful! what a happy enduing!

Boy do we need happy endings these days!

thank you so much for providing one!

Your "cottage" is full of love; and looks like it from the outside! Love to the dog and the cat!

They are divine!!! Webster and Tabitha!!!

The Queen Vee said...

You deserved that bath after 10 days of paint supervising and what an amazing pay off. The cottage looks refreshed, charmingly beautiful and ready for a continued long and happy life. As said in an Indy Jones movie, "You have chosen wisely."

Mama Pea said...

Congratulations on engineering this whole project! You done good, Girl!

Content in a Cottage said...

Cindy...
The shutters are painted BENNINGTON GREY. It is normally by Benjamin Moore but my painter had it custom mixed by Sherwin Williams the maker of my Duration white paint. They did a great job. The interior of my cottage is Lancaster Whitewash walls with Bennington Grey trim by BM. When I open my front door the color matches my interior paint perfectly even though the Exterior and Interior formulas are different. I gave my painter a piece of wood left over from my 2003 interior paint job.
Bennington Grey is a real chameleon color. In some light it looks beige, in others it has a touch of green, in others it is a "no-color" color. Outside in certain light it looks like a camel hair coat. This morning when I woke up the shutters outside my bedroom on the north side of the house looked like butterscotch pudding. As the paint cures, it will tone down.
As someone mentioned, it is uncommon but it looks great with my brick wall and chimney. Every other white house in my town has black or Essex Green shutters and I wanted something different. I have a grove of spruce trees along the road close to my cottage and I wanted something with a lighter palate so the green pollen in the spring wouldn't stand out so much. I have a black railing around my balcony in the back and that green stuff is embedded in the corners even after a super power washing.
End of story.

viola said...

Bellissimo il tuo cottage, così bianco lo trovo molto elegante.

Anonymous said...

Rosemary

This picture captures YOUR spectacular TA-DA moment.

Linda

thanks for sharing the names of the paint colors.

helene said...

Wonderful results! So beautiful! Congratulations!

Stella said...

Looks fabulous, Congratulations!

Linda K said...

So pretty, your house really has the look of an English country cottage.

Nyla said...

Your house and shutters look marvelous! Well done!

LANA said...

Looks wonderful. I love the paint colors, they are an unusual combination but totally works, and I am thinking you will have a very cozy winter!

Alette said...

Dear Rosemary,
I must admit you were right.
The colours you chose to paint the cottage were absolutely perfect!
Your lovely house looks like new and cozy ♥.
Great great job. Congrats!

A.