Tuesday, June 28, 2011

so whatdoya think?

 Guess what we're starting this weekend? 

Are  you surprised ?
My lady is getting a face-lift.

It is time for the painters to paint their own home.
(you know, kinda like the cobbler's children having no shoes)

She has been green for 10 years 
and  the house we lived in before was green,  too.
I am ready for something new.
simple, fresh, and pretty

I  want to love it
and not choose anything too trendy.
Nor too sub-division-ey.

I want to fit her style. 

 We have narrowed it down to

I have always been a painted lady kind of girl
so the thought of me doing 
just white 
is definitely going out of my box.
I want to accent her lines and architecture
there will be no more stripes and other such busy-ness

Are her  textures enough to add interest? 

white  says vintage farmhouse 
that is where my style is going

this one is my favorite
I'm leaning towards the white,
can you tell?

a little photo-editing
to see what it might look like

 white (almost)


so what do ya think?
linking to white wednesday...
Happy 4th if I don't talk to you again.


" SHABBY JUNK" said...


The Green Pea said...

You have a beautiful house. I am sure you will pick the right color.
Can't wait to see the house finished. She will be beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Rene I think you are on the right track... I would love to get rid of my green but it is aluminum siding believe it or not, so it will have to stay. I love the white
Happy Fourth

Seawashed said...

Of course I think white! But beige for the trimming would look nice.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Such a lovely house!!
& I do like the green... but my vote is white. it will look so fresh & clean.
We built our house... looks a lot like yours, & we went safe.. color is linen.. : )

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love your home to start off with and think it would look wonderful in white !! hmmmmmm actually beige would be really pretty too in a really really light beige or maybe light grey ~
AHHHHHH I am no help whatsoever !!

Terri said...

I say white is a perfect choice... white never goes out of style... She is a beautiful ... charming and very inviting lady.. that farmhouse of yours!! Thank you for sharing!!!! Can't wait to see what you do !!!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

whatever you decide I know it will be classic and beautiful!

Angela said...

oh My Gosh Girlie, Looks like with all the painting you just did getting ready for that great show, you wouldn't ever want to hold a paint brush again.(LOL)
Well you ask and I will share my opinion. I love color. And your home is beautiful, however I would probably go with white and let the color be in the trim. Trim color,,, don't ask me, I am awful with decisions. Our house was cedar, and getting older and thinking several years before hubby can retire, we went with vinyl siding. We went with a beige/sandstone color. Now a million times over I wish I had chosen white. Don't think you could go wrong, but it will be beautiful in her new outfit no matter what color. She has good bones. Have a great week..
Thru Nanas Window

Faded Charm said...

I think she would look lovely in white and this is coming from someone who lives in a beige home. Something about the style just screams "white" to me:-0

Happy painting!


Diane said...

White. Diane

Amy Kinser said...

I think your home would be gorgeous white! Have fun getting her all gussied up.

Unknown said...

White, white, a lady that special
needs a beautiful, white & beige
gown, so she can show off her accessories...
just sayin'

Sheila said...

WHITEwhiteWhItE!!! happy 4th...Enjoy and be safe!


Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, i can't wait to see what you do! i love your door - so authentic! xoox, tracie

Anonymous said...


Oh your how is so beautiful anyway but if she were white oh my she would be so dreamy!
Love Kristina x

LaLa said...

WHITE! Definitely!!
Completely screams Old Farm House! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

HAPPY 4th!!

Crystal said...

I think the white will be lovely!!! Can't wait to see it finished!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love the white much better than the beige. White is timeless and had it's own loveliness. Your home was lovely in green though too, but I can see your wanting a change and understand it too.

Enjoy the process. To me painting is much nicer than the prep work.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

Tina said...

Your house is so pretty - I´m sure it´ll look even more pretty in white or cream. I love both :o)

The French Bear said...

Beautiful...I do love white, what can I say!!! Your home is so gorgeous, can I move in?!!!! Ha ha, I have such a teeny tiny home, nothing fancy, but it is white, and I love that!!! You have such an elegant style, I do so enjoy all your photos......wonderful to look at!!!
Margaret B

from me to thee......... said...

White!! So fresh, classic, simple, clean, pure, got to love white. Just sided our house, went from tan to white, love it.

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Love your Lady, I live in one too, also needs a new paint job, White would be beautiful, especially if you accented it with some color!
Celeste,The Victorian Tailor

Anonymous said...

Hi...I read your posts all the time...I LOVE, love, LOVE your house!!! I think the white would be a really good choice to paint it
if you had a teeny bit of color somewhere....?? The style is just
wonderful, and you have such a pretty, flowery yard!! My dream place!!
Be sure to show pics of the "after
color" you went with!!


Hi Rene, I think choosing paint colors for the exterior is the toughest. Our saltbox is a beige, which is what it was before. We didn't change it much. I think I would lean toward white for your home; it's such an old classic color and your home is so pretty. There are so many different beiges and some with pink. It's hard to find a good beige . . . but there are alot of different whites too :).
A good beige color is Sherwin Williams Latte. I look forward to seeing what you decide. You have great taste, so whatever you do will be lovely.
~ Julie

Lady Pamela said...

If I had a vote - it would be white. But that is what I love so much about your home, all the white I find so peaceful. Just my thoughts for what they are worth. Don't work too hard, and remember to take your water breaks.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

While I appreciate white it's color for me. I love painted ladies and your home has the perfect architecture for it. But the main thing is for you to be happy!

Ido said...

Yes! White would be the right choice, love the style of the house, very pretty, can't wait to see it finished.
Have a fantastic day!

podso said...

White certainly would fit with you! But I like the beige too ... paint is a very hard decision, especially a bit item such as a house. But you will know what to do!

Sheila Rumney said...

I definitely like the white because it reminds me of a farm house. But whatever you paint it, it will be beautiful!

Have a great week.

Rhonda's Rose Cottage Designs said...

Hello Friend ! I of course am thinking of your roses too! Pink roses & a white house ,Yes! Or as I look at the one house it's an antique looking white, I like that too ! Creamy is dreamy & pink roses would love it too! I'm excited for you! It is a gift you will give yourself to paint your lovely home ! I always wanted a pretty home on the outside . After all these years I have looked & noticed that my outside of my home is homely ugh . You are so blessed to have your home sweet home. Beautiful people living in a beautiful home , I love that! Hugs, Rhonda

Anonymous said...


Kyra said...


The Feathered Nest said...

I love white and pale grey or even light khaki and white trim! xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Your house is amazing. I just went to Georgetown Texas and the victorian homes were white. I think it would be perfect for your home. Light and bright against the landsacape. Your blog is wonderful. Sincerely, Vic

bigeyedchick said...

Your house will be beautiful in any color. But my vote is for beige, just to help bring out the detail. Or maybe you could go with a creamy white with white accents. I've always thought those colors were pretty together!

Laurel :)

Destiny said...

Definitely white! I always love seeing photos of your lovely home! I can't wait to see the outcome!!!

Curtains in My Tree said...





I think white would look the best


Leah C said...

Your house will be beautiful whatever color "she" wears...but I rally like {surprise, surprise} the white:)

Anonymous said...

I haven't visited your blog in forever, and always love seeing the beautiful things you have to share here. I love your house, and understand about change. I think if you paint it white or tan it will still be wonderful and charming! I really don't know which one to suggest?! Happy Painting!

lifespassion said...

Personally, I kinda love yellow - a light yellow which would look fantastic on your home! But between white and tan/beige, I think the beige would look nice. There is a house I drive by that is beige with a pretty sagey green shutter color, white trim and it's beautiful. I'm sure whatever color you pick, though, will be beautiful!

Bohemian said...

Your "LADY" is magnificent and will look fabulous in any color you decide upon. I'm also loving the other beautiful old Homes you have shared in this Post, I'm so partial to Historic Architecture... they just don't make 'em like that anymore! You will have to share your "Lady's" new look once she is complete...

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

lala said...

Oh, I think she will look absolutely stunning in white!!!! My own home was green, then yellow and now white and I couldn't be happier. Farmhouses just look so charming painted white, and the white will also show off your beautiful roses.

mudderbear said...

Your house is one my little heart beats faster over. I would love to see the indoors. It is so difficult choosing colors that will be there for so long, isn't it? Good luck with that. Whatever, you have a real beauty to start with.

Susan said...

I think white would be FAB! Your beautiful roses will just pop against a white house! Oh, I will look forward to the after pics! Your house is beautiful!

Maddie said...

White..YES!! then you can add whatever colors you want for the different seasons! Sometimes white is the best color!

skye said...

Actually...I like the idea of a white-ish beige~~a little whiter than that beige, but not just white-white...
Hope that makes sense!
Happy 4th to you & yours!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog and your vision. What could be fresher or more classic than white? (Can you tell what my favorite is? :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

We are inclined to agree. White is so elegant.

You have such a stylish blog. Stop by and check out our latest post, and our list of seven at the end. (It involves you).

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

xoxoxo Patti & Paula @ ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Kris said...


Pearl said...

I'd say white for the base and then you can add color slowly to where you want it. Good luck I can't wait to see it.

Karen Valentine said...

I think white would be lovely. There are so many beautiful details I think they can speak for themselves. But I do agree that beige accents might be nice. :)

Unknown said...

Well! First of all it will be gorgeous either way! Second of all...I'm going to buck the trend... I like the beige...Don't shoot me! :P
But more pale then the photo editor shows... I can't wait to see it! :)


Roser og Patina said...

what about soft yellow with white frames? Best Regards Ellen.

Adrienne said...

I love the idea of your home being white! I think it will be perfect. Just perfect!

Amanda said...

I love the idea of the white! It suits your style...and I think the outside would better reflect the interior of your beautiful home!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

missshawna said...

Oh my! sounds like we are on the same path. I was really leaning toward white for the church but am really glad I went with the colors I did. Your house will be amazing whatever you choose. Can't wait to see it.

FredaB said...

White is right. How about that.



Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I vote for white! Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I missed your sale, Rene'. We'll be in Idaho toward the end of this month. Don't know how I'd get treasures home to Los Angeles....

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

I've been a fan of your blog since I found out what an actual blog was a few months back.... :)
Your posts are beautiful, thought provoking and you do do it with great style.
Your home is beautiful. I also have a grand, old Victorian that I love. It's wonderful to change "her" look from time to time...and the outcomes are always so rewarding.
In 1883 my house was green until my grandparents painted her white. White she'll be...for as long as I'm on this earth to marvel at her beauty.
Good luck with giving your beautiful "lady" her facelift. She's definitely a beauty!
Lisa Moran/Bilancia Designs

Lovey said...

White...but loved that green too!