new paint

October 19, 2010

We bought our little house almost 5 years ago.  We knew that we wanted an old house, something with lots of character and charm.  The second we drove up in front we both just knew that this was our house!  It is an almost 200 year old farm house and needs a lot of love.  Luckily, my awesome husband just happens to be a union finish carpenter.  He is doing most of the work himself, which is both good and bad.  Good, because it will be immaculate and exactly how we want it when it is finished.  Bad, because it takes forever!
When we bought it, it was an awesome shade of eggplant purple with green trim and we loved the color.  What we didn't love was our first winter and the heating bill that went with having a 200 year old house with no insulation.  So, Doug had to take off everything and insulate.  Our house has been multiple colors on the exterior as he sands and replaces all of the boards.  Two sides are finally complete!  We picked out paint and two sides are a beautiful grey!

the beautiful blue ceiling

I also made this cute wreath from this tutorial!  


  1. Yippee for 2 sides down! :) The wreath came out well! Maybe you will have to make a crow for it yourself since JoAnns was sold out :) You have time for that right? LOL. I had a home repair post today too.

  2. Your house is too cute for words! THAT wreath is adorable! Love it!

  3. Your house is adorable! I just love New England charm :-) Great job on the wreath too!

  4. Wow! It's a good thing you posted a pic of the new paint...otherwise, Ash and I might think your house disappeared and drive right past it next time we come visit! It looks great though...and the front door (with wreath) is gorgeous!

    Ann and Ash xo


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