Monday, December 5, 2011

the post without a name...

...because 
I can't think of a name 
and  
because 
I wanted to show you my
end-of-the-season photos.
You will remember, 
we My Mr. set out the end of June to re-paint our girl.
We My Mr. has been hard at it ever since
and it has been a race against the winter weather to finish.
Why is it always a race against the clock around here?
This past week we My Mr. finished
the porch posts and the side porch floor.
We just have the front porch left to finish...
I think the weather is going to win that one.
We I am ready to move inside.


I've been waiting to take finished photos of the house...
Saturday...just before dark...
as My Mr. was finishing  painting the floor, 
I was scurrying around, 
cleaning up, 
stashing the uglies, 
and turning on every light in the house.

I've always wanted to try these 
just before dark,  all-of-the-lights-turned-on photos.









before


 after





I keep telling  My Mr.  I loooove my house.
White is the perfect color for her.

I never thought I would have a white house

but I absolutely love it!

It is like getting a new  house all over again.

I am having so much fun playing and fixing and doing projects.

Now on to decking the halls.

Nope, haven't even started yet.
That's the story of my life-
a day late and a dollar short.

It's a good thing I  do my best work under pressure!

We'll see what I can get finished for the parties this week
otherwise-it will be into the archives I go.

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39 comments:

Beverly said...

Rene it looks beautiful! White is perfect! Now let's see some Christmas decorating!!

Rebecca said...

It truly IS beautiful dressed in white! How happy you must be. I ♥ your photos with the lighted windows.

I'm guessing we'll see some greens in your outside decorating - maybe one big wreath (or one per window???) and a bit of garland.... with a bow or two.

FlowerLady said...

Dear Gracie ~ I LOVE your home. It is a gem. Your DH has done a fantastic job painting it.

Have a wonderful Christmas holiday season.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Debra @ Common Ground said...

She's one gorgeous lady, Rene! what fun to decorate for Christmas in this beauty!! xoxo

Amy Kinser said...

I love your white home. It is so gorgeous and so appealing. I would LOVE to see it in person. You have a wonderful Mr.

Angela said...

I have been waiting patiently to see the beautiful Lady in her new gown and she is stunning. So pretty as darkness surrounds her and the soft glow shines from the windows. I can see why you so love this pretty lady. Can't wait to see her accessories as she gets all dressed for the holidays.
Angela

Cindy said...

Beautiful home! Hope your Sweet Mr. and you enjoy decking her beautiful halls!!!

rememberwhenfarm said...

simply beautiful..........Linda

Pamela Gordon said...

Your home looks nice and fresh in white - a big job for the Mr. I'm sure. I love to see a house with all the lights on at dusk as it looks so cozy inside. I hope you can get your decorating done for the linky parties. All the best! Pamela

janet said...

I have to agree white is the perfect color..Your Mr.did an awesome job..Can't wait to see how you decorate your home for Christmas..Have a great week..

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Your house is beautiful :)

kerrie of sea cottage said...

She's a beauty. Happy thoughts for Mrs. G and baby bump! I do not pinterest for that very reason.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Gorgeous! Give your Mister a big hug for all his hard work. We actually purchased the paint to do our home this summer and guess what? We never painted it and now it's too cold. Oh well, come spring we should be ready to go.

xo,
Danielle

Diane said...

I didn't think it could be more beautiful than it was green but it's just gorgeous now. I'm so happy for you - a new house almost! Blessings, Diane

NanaDiana said...

Oh she is a grand old beauty, isn't she? I love her white but she was pretty in full color, too. You just can't hide beauty under any color paint! xo Diana

time worn interiors said...

How fun is that? Now you live in the WHITE HOUSE! I love it painted white!
tot

MARY PERNULA said...

Congradulations, she is beautiful. Mary

Cottage 1945 said...

You have a BEAUTIFUL home, both inside and out!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! So beautiful.

Kristen

debi huntsman said...

Rene, it's beautiful!!!! Love the white!

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Oh my!
She looks absolutely beautiful...the first picture took my breath as i remember the post with the pictures of her painted green.
You have both done a wonderful job and should be really proud of your beautiful dreamy white home.
x

μαγδαληνιώ δια χειρος said...

Υπέροχο το σπίτι σας!!!!!!Και οι άλλες φωτογραφίες λατρεύω κάθε τι παλιό!!!Φιλιά.

One Shabby Old House said...

My old girl needs a fresh coat of paint. Hopefully next year so that she can look as fresh and pretty as your beautiful home. Hugs
Becky

Sandi said...

Just lovely! I love it white too. Isn't it funny how our tastes change over the years? I wish my house was white or light gray now...but it will do as is. :)
Blessings~

Leah C said...

Oh she's a beauty!! Your Mr. did a wonderful job:) Love the white...love the "just before dark" photos...wow!

Passionate for White said...

You're right...it's like a whole new house! White is just perfect

Tammy said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! Would love to have a place like that. What a difference white makes!!
Good job to the Mr.

Angela said...

Marvelous! I has its former grace!!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Love your white home! So inviting and warm. Just love your pictures with the lights on.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh sweetie, it's absolutely beautiful!!! What is it about white, it's wonderfully traditional and suits your girl so well...hope you are doing so good, hugs and love, Dawn

A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful Rene...pinning away!

Adrienne said...

She is beautiful! So elegant and stately. I love the change - it's perfect. Just perfect!
~Adrienne~

Trisha said...

What an amazing transformation! I can't wait to see it in person. Hope you are enjoying this icy cold December so far!

~Trisha

Mary said...

your house is gorgeous!
looks absolutely amazing!
great job MR.!!!
xoxo
mary :)

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Your house is so charming! and the white color fitted perfect.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love it! White is the right color! It's beautiful!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Oh Im so jealous-that home is just beautiful.. How great you have the pictures of the history..
I LOVE LOVE the white -Perfect Choice)..Karryann

Heaven's Walk said...

Rene - what a beautiful home you have! You've certainly transformed her into a gorgeous white swan! :)

xoxo laurie

Cindy said...

Your house is very beautiful!!! I love it in white.
Hugs, Cindy